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great Miles for Monika 1 mi

Quick neighborhood stroll, thinking about a fellow Daily Miler. Monika was in perfect health, until unexplained headaches revealed a tumor on her brain stem. She's having surgery today, it is likely cancerous, and she will also need to undergo treatment after surgery. http://www.dailymile.com/challenges/6154-miles-for-monika
More info here: http://monikaruns.blogspot.com/2012/09/so-i-have-brain-tumor.html
Saying prayers for her. Very scary, and reminds us how we need to be so proactive with our bodies and our health!!

  • Rose

    Nice walk, Jen, and it is a good reminder to be proactive. Thanks for joining the challenge.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Bill H.

    Speaking as someone who has dealt with cancer twice, I second your motion. Running and exercise are great for our general well being, but that alone won't keep cancer from interrupting our plans. You are so right - "proactive" is the key word. I hope that things turn out well for Monika.

    almost 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Rick C.
    Rick C.

    Proactive and appreciative of every moment! Thanks for the reminder Jen and I wish her well.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Anne B.
    Anne B.

    I just read the blog and so much of it was similar to my husband's condition. Thankfully 6 years later he is stable, with the help of the shunt, and only has minor seizures about every 6 months when he forgets his anti-seizure medication. Hope her status is just as bright, as we know what this can do to someone!!

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jen R.
    Jen R.

    Oh my goodness Anne, I'm so glad your husband is stable and well 6 yrs later. I pray the same outcome for Monika. It is just a real eye opener. @Bill, I didn't know you dealt with cancer twice. I'm glad you are well now, it's a scary disease. :(

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Alexis
    Alexis

    Oy. Just read her blog. Eagerly awaiting news now on her surgery today. Ran 6.5 earlier and am retroactively dedicating them to her. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Eric J.
    Eric J.

    That's a heart wrenching story...from hope that you'll find some relief for an annoying issue to that sort of awful news. I signed up for the challenge right away...what a coincidence that I ran my first mile in weeks today.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jen R.
    Jen R.

    I know guys, it is just plain awful. My husband lost a close friend 2 yrs ago to brain cancer. 33 yrs old, husband and father of 2 young girls. All started with an awful headache at Thanksgiving dinner. Since then I've become diligent about getting things checked out right away that seem "off" (myself, kids, husband). Stuff like this happens all too often, unfortunately.

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  • Bill H.
    Bill H.

    I added them to my prayers.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • L C

    Thanks Jen. Life is so fragile...

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Eileen

    In my prayers..

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Joy R.
    Joy R.

    Not only to be proactive but to not ignore that feeling in our gut that tells us something isn't right and to be aggressive when that happens. Wow. Makes you stop and think and put everything into perspective about what's important. I joined. I can't run right now but as soon as I can will be thinking of her when I do.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Carrie W.
    Carrie W.

    Wow! That gives me flash backs! A year ago I had a brain tumor on my brain stem removed! I was 34 with 2 small kids. I lost all my hearing on my left side, woke up from surgery paralyzed in my face and had balance issues. Running has really helped me before and after surgery! I run more than ever now, b/c I can!!!! I will def follow her journey.

    almost 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Jen R.
    Jen R.

    Oh Carrie, wow, the similarities. I'm so happy you're feeling so well after such an ordeal, and you run SO much, very inspirational. Maybe you can connect w/ Monika once she's recovering and feeling better.

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  • Carrie W.
    Carrie W.

    I would love too! I wish I had someone to talk to about it all. Someone that went through it. Feel free to pass my info on if she is interested!

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  • Anne B.
    Anne B.

    Carrie: I am in awe of what you have endured and progressed!! Also so young!! My husband was also 34 when he was diagnosed. I understand what you mean by having someone to talk to that went through it also. As much as I was there for my husband after his ordeal, he said it was hard to talk to me. He found a great support group that has been amazing!!

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person