First park run!!!: 10 months ago I had a large... - Couch to 5K

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First park run!!!

Mummymaw
MummymawGraduate

10 months ago I had a large undiagnosed tumour on my adrenal gland. Over 2 years I had became very sick, had uncontrollable high blood pressure, palpitations, became diabetic and threw up on a daily basis. Eventually any physical activity like going up the stairs and even getting out of bed would result in my blood pressure and sugar levels going sky high and I would vomit. Exactly 10 months ago today my body could take no more and I had a seizure. What resulted was a 10 day stay in hospital where the doctors eventually found the tumour causing all the problems. (Pheochromocytoma) After 4 weeks of being stabilised I had major surgery in October which resulted in 3 days in ICU as my body figured out how to work properly again. I’m no longer diabetic and my blood pressure is normal. It’s been a long and at times difficult journey and still continues having just had genetic counselling and testing for my condition. However today I achieved a massive milestone and ran my first official Park Run!!! (Thanks for inspiring me John!) I may have been slow but I completed it! I firmly believe I have been given a second chance in life, and that makes me more determined than ever to squeeze every last drop out of life and run with enthusiasm and determination into my destiny. Life is for living. So watch out world - I’m back!!

18 Replies

Good for you amazing -really fantastic to have come through so much and achieved this 👍you are some woman 😘

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

👏👏👏👏

Well done. Life is indeed for living and I’m glad you’ve found running as part of it.

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate

That’s inspirational and I’m so glad you are better now. It sounds like it was an awful time. Good times ahead now. Enjoy your triumph today x

Kimterry
KimterryGraduate

What an inspirational story! Well done on your park run and here’s to a very happy running journey 👍🏃🏽‍♀️

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate

How inspiring are you?!! Well done 👏👏👏

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate

Amazing and inspirational! 💕

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Brilliant well done! A very inspiring story xx

OKES
OKESGraduate

Good for you and an amazing achievement!!

davelinks
davelinksGraduate

Excellent! Keep on going! My wife's just recently got back to running after major brain surgery and we've also done PR this morning, was running for my sis in law who we've recently lost to bone cancer at 66, so your post is inspiring..😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

You are amazing Mummymaw! An inspiration! Well done to you!! Life is for living and you’re an amazing example of doing just that! ❤️

Amazing, incredible, inspirational post. Well done you! 👏👏👏

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate

You’re amazing! Well done and keep running! 🏃🏻‍♀️🏅💪🍾

Myrar
MyrarGraduate

What a great achievement ..You've been through the mill .And came back so strong well done ...Take care and keep running ..Living life 😊😊

Fantastic Mummy!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

JennyH10
JennyH10Graduate

Wow you have really been through it. Love your enthusiasm and determination, truly inspiring. Best of luck to you!

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Wow! Well done! Go you! 😃😃

Very inspirational well done on your fantastic achievement xxx

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