• Support needed - anyone is planning for a half or any marathon after chemo??

    Asked by cranburymom on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    Support needed - anyone is planning for a half or any marathon after chemo??

    My chemo finished in march this year. I am still on herceptin and hormone meds. I thought that signing up to a marathon will be a good thing for my body and mind. here is "but"...I am still getting muscle pains in many different areas - seems to travel one side to the other, right leg to left, up and down. My ONC told me that it will take up to 18mos to heal. My 1/2 marathon is in Sept 16th - I hate to quit or loose my deposit. But everytime I feel these pains, my BAD memories with taxotere and carbo (and neulasta!!) come right back.

    I do not want to quit now and want to have fun with it as much as i can....
    it will be so much more fun if I know anyone from this community will be doing the same or similar...
    The event name is Rock 'n Roll Philly 1 half marathon. it is i thing 9/16.

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • Kris' Avatar

      I am not planning a half marathon but a 5k which for me is more than I have ever done. My 5k is in October. I just finished herceptin in April. It was amazing how 4 weeks after I finished my aching joints/muscles went away. Now I just have the aches of my 40 year old body. Before that for a year of herceptin, I felt like I was in pain much of the time. I was blown away by how quickly and completely that pain left and I am back to my older but normal self. I hope your marathon goes well; but I will think about you with the pain of herceptin. It will not be easy!

      almost 9 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      makiko - you're running will come back! i'm about to start running stairs again! walk breaks during runs will mean you can do more... and enjoy more... and prevent injury. anyway, and i'm pretty excited about the stairs - they hurt so good. yay stairs!

      almost 9 years ago
    • armywife199's Avatar

      I am so glad to see these responses. I also will be doing a 1/2 marathon 4 wks post op. I plan on walking it. Mastectomy was tough but I through Christ am tougher!

      over 8 years ago

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