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Subject: RE: Anyone ever made a comeback after something serious?
I haven't read the whole thread, but here's my input.
When I was 17 I was diagnosed with lymphoma. It's far from the worst cancer to get, but I was still very sick from chemo for a long time. I was pretty much bed-ridden for about 8 months (as in, walking up a flight of stairs would be the maximum physical activity I could handle).
When I finally finished the hard phases of my treatment, I started running again (I was now in my maintenance phase of treatment and only had chemotherapy once a month, and had some daily meds). It's now been 2 years since I was diagnosed, my last chemo treatment was 2 weeks ago, and I finish taking my daily meds tomorrow. It was hard starting up again (I would honestly throw up a couple times on my runs), but I've managed to stick with it, and while I'm not fast, I'm in about 22 minute 5k shape (in hs i had a 19minute 5k pr, so im not too far off where I was before I got diagnosed).
You're situation may be worse than mine, but I know how hard it can be coming back after being physically destroyed. If you're still receiving heavy treatment, perhaps you should lay off running for now. If you're off treatment and are still having trouble, give it some time. It took a while, but things got better for me...I sincerely hope they do for you. Keep the faith.
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