I just wanted to share a personal achievement with you all.
Yesterday, I completed Snowdonia marathon with my husband in just over 6 hours!! It is billed as one of the UKs toughest road marathons and I had done it three times before. However, last year I had to cancel my place as I had been diagnosed with Stage IIIB NSLSC and had just finished my chemotherapy and was about to start radiotherapy. I then had a right upper lobectomy in June this year.... And took up a place for the marathon!!
I hadn't done much training as it is only just over four months since the surgery - but I had had a clear scan in September and felt that by taking up a place this year it would put the past year behind me. It was a great achievement for me to make it to the start line (as some medics had suggested I may not be here at this point this year). It was an even bigger achievement for me to cross the finish line with my husband who has been with me every step of the way (literally yesterday!).
I know some people reading this will be going through a tough time at the moment and I post this really to give people some hope that you can still get out and about after a diagnosis of lung cancer. I don't know how long things will stay good for me - but I will take the good times whilst I can. Attached below a pic of us both at the finish line!