Hi, welcome back to my blog. If you’re new to this, this is a blog where I usually document my running progress but now it’s going to be a little different. For those that don’t know, last Thursday I had an MRI scan- a check-up – and the following day I received a call telling me they had found a brain tumour. This was hard to take as I had recovered from a brain tumour aged 3 and nothing had been there until now. 14 years later.
When I heard this news I made plans: Run! Run while I could. I did this and finished this running spree off on Tuesday. I completed my end of year goal- A half marathon was completed. This was tough and my ankle hurt at 5 miles but I completed it. And Wednesday I was told to shield from the global pandemic before surgery which they have scheduled for next Thursday. I had my preop on Wednesday and an MRI scan on my brain and spine. Not heard anything back from that yet.
Wednesday night and Thursday I felt awful but I need to accept this and enjoy myself while I can. I have changed my name on Instagram to document this journey and I’m already itching to put my running shoes back on. As you imagine, I’m scared but I’m full of belief and really hope for a speedy recovery. Thank you so much for your messages of support. So what have I done about my fitness? I stopped stretching and running to reduce pressure and have started walking (making sure I’m getting my 10,000 steps).
I’m positive but scared and sense next week is going to be hard and a blog post may not happen as I will be recovering from brain surgery. This is a necessary operation so I need to accept that and at least I will be asleep.
Thank you so much for your support and thank you for reading this week’s blog post.