May 17, 2012 at 6:33 am #60993mariaParticipant
Thank you all !!!
Randi; Most of the time I don´t need any mantra as I LOVE running. I run in beautiful surroundings, and it helps a lot. What i do is that I STRONGLY believe that running is curing me, and I FEEL how it is helping me to stay healthy. That´s enough for me to keep on, even when it´s harder.
Peggy; I´ve reacted very differently to the embolizations I´ve done. This one was the absolutely hardest one. They used small beads this time – maybe that was why. I had a lot of pain and fever for weeks. I started to feel “normal” a week ago.
//MariaMay 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm #60992nancy246Participant
Maria, You are truly an ispiration to so many! Sending you lots and lots of energy and love! NancyMay 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm #60991marionsModerator
Maria….Congratulations. You are amazing. Good luck with the upcoming marathon. I can’t wait to hear all about it.
MarionMay 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm #60990marionsModerator
Peggy…..I hope for the improvements to continue and for the adverse reaction to have been a bump in the road. Fingers and everything else is crossed. Good luck tomorrow. Please keep us posted.
MarionMay 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm #60989hollandgMember
Power to you girl.
2.07 is a very respectable time for the half marathon.
Good luck with the training.
GerryMay 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm #60988gavinModerator
Wow Maria, that is amazing!!!! Tons and tons of energy coming over the North Sea from me to you!!!
Best wishes, and good luck for the big one!!
GavinMay 14, 2012 at 4:21 am #60987lainyParticipant
Peggy, hoping you get some better news tomorrow!May 14, 2012 at 3:46 am #60986peggypMember
I am so glad you are doing well. Go, girl, and keep training and running. Good luck in the Stockholm marathon. I can’t believe you have just had your 6th chemoembolization and still able to compete as you do. John had his 2nd one on April 17 and things have gone down hill since then. He has been terribly ill and had to spend a week in the hospital two weeks ago. He has lost about 22 lbs. in the last week and is very weak and can’t tolerate food that much. I have tried some of Lainy’s suggestions that she used for Teddy and some of the other ideas I have seen on this site, so I’m hoping that things will start to turn around. He did manage to get up for a few hours yesterday and today, and his eyes seem more alert. The doctors seem to think that some of the chemo beads got into his blood vessels and arteries, which made him so sick and in excruciating pain. They also had him on so much pain meds that everything was working against him. I take him back to his oncologist tomorrow and then he has an MRI at UVA on Thursday. Just keep doing what you’re doing because it seems to work for you. Best wishes, PeggyPMay 14, 2012 at 2:40 am #60985pamelaParticipant
You are so awesome and such an inspiration! Keep up the great work. Best of luck with training and running in the Stockholm Marathon. We are all rooting for you!!
Love, -PamMay 14, 2012 at 1:24 am #60984RandiParticipant
That is awesome Maria!! Congrats and good luck with the Stockholm marathon.
I wonder if you have a mantra when you run, something you say to yourself to keep your self going and could share it?
-Randi-May 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm #60983lainyParticipant
“Maria, there once was a girl named Maria….!” Whether it’s West (Side Story) East, North or South may your directions continue to spiral upwards! You are truly an inspirational sign of HOPE!May 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm #60982kris00jParticipant
Go Maria!! I’d send you energy if I had any to spare!! But here’s some cheers from the U.S. cheering section!!
Go Maria!!! Go Maria!!!!May 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm #60981cmParticipant
WOW!!!! Amazing!May 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm #6824mariaParticipant
Happy to be able to tell you that I yesterday completed my second Gothenburg halfmarathon after my diagnosis of unresectable incurable advanced cholangiocarcinoma the 1st of April 2010. The eighth time I run this race.
Exactly one month after my 6th chemoembolization (it´s been a tough month..) and with anemia I´m so happy and proud for my worst time ever 2.07.
The BIG one is coming up in three weeks though, Stockholm Marathon… Send me some energy for the last trainingsessions, please
Viva la vida!!
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