I just ran the NY Marathon yesterday! My 1st ever marathon. I was supposed to run last year, but Hurricane Sandy caused it tobe cancelled. I ran as a member of Fred's Team, which raises money for cancer research at MSKCC. The money I raised...just short of $12,000...went directly to colorectal cancer research at MSKCC.
It was the most amazing experience! And I'm proud to have given back in some way to MSKCC for the amazing care and treatment I've received there.
I won't run today, and maybe not tomorrow, but as soon as my sore legs are ready, I'll be back on the trails. I was a runner before cancer invaded my life, and I am a runner still.
Stage 3C, Dx at 42, mom of 4
Colon resection 7/08
Met to right ovary, both ovaries removed 7/10
VATS 7/12, 2 nodes, right lung
10/14 3 lung nodes, Stivarga clinical trial
3/15-7/15 Folfiri & avastin for lung things
Break! One+ year of freedom
8/16 Folfiri & avastin..lung things again
Break! 10 months of freedom
1/18 rib mets, radiation, folfiri & avastin
1/19 rib mets again, radiation, folfiri & avastin