Aug 06, 2013 - 8:38 pm
Well, it's been almost exactly 8 months. From discovery to surgery, took only 8 days! I recovered fast I think, able to go to work (desk) just a week after surgery for only 3-5 hours a day, took lots of naps haha. I had a 7cm/stage II/grade III in my right kidney, discovery was precipitated by massive pissing of blood out of the blue, as the tumour tried to split my kidney in half and invaded the large renal tube in the kidney.
Fast forward...I started running again on May 31st, 5 months post-op, and entered myself into Ironman Texas 2014 (May 17, The Woodlands, Texas). I am up to 8 mile runs, my bike will be here on 8-17, and I start swim training this month! What a journey this is going to be.
My new life continues, living is more important than ever. I will not let cancer decide what I can or cannot do. I won't wait to grab life by the horns anymore. This is MY life, and I decided to be the best I can be, in everything I do.
When I cross that finish line and become an Ironman, I will dedicate it to my family, to those with cancer that could not run the race of a lifetime, and to ME. I want my children to never say "I can't". I want to prove to them "I can", and that THEY CAN TOO, in whatever they decide to do.