My name is Joyce & this is my story!
Last year I ran my first half marathon. I wasn't sure I could make it since I was recovering from pneumonia. Came time for the run and I felt well enough to take it on! It was exciting, scary, and a little tough. I hit mile 10 and was ready to quit, but a quitter I am not! I struggled a little, but I did finish! One month, almost to the day, after the race I was told that I had a carcinoid tumor in my left lung. Two months after the race, April 18, 2013 I had to have my complete left lung removed (total left pneumonic tommy). To say the least, I was devastated that this might end the one thing that came easy....running. I will be returning this year, my third MB Marathon, but limited to the 5k and probably walking most of it, but like I said, I am not a quitter and I will run again. Though I had started training and reconditioning my body to be able to do a light run, low and behold three weeks ago I came down with bronchitis and will just be getting over it this week just in time to catch my flight to Myrtle Beach!
Trials and tribulations, we all have them.
I am determined to come back each year and one year it will be to run a half marathon again!!!!
Name: Joyce Matheson