Mick The Mackem

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Great north run 2012

Posted: 05/03/2012 at 11:14

hello all

hope everyone are getting on ok with their running and training.

just aquick update on the treatment.this week sees the start of my 3rd week of radiotherapy. so far no loss of hair.nurses told me if it was going to fall out it should have fallen out last week. so still have my long dark locks of hair.i havnt had a haircut since December 2011.id be a liar to say it has been OK. it hasn't.the radiotherapy knocks you for 6. ive lost my appetite   bit,which is unusual for me. Ive had a few bad days but you have to plougho n thru thick and thin.with the weather getting warmer and signs of flowers popping up all over summer and spring is coming. 

see you soon.


Great north run 2012

Posted: 22/02/2012 at 16:38

afternoon all

thanks for the birthday wishesvlastweek. i had a great day thanks while at home we received a call to tell us treatment had to be put back a week. starting 23rd Feb until 4th April now.

WELL i start the biggest race of my life tomorrow and I'm ready for it.6 weeks of pain and possibly hurt coming up. Bring it on.Thanks for all your support and encouragement since sept5Th 2011. Tomorrow isn't the end its just the beginning.Pain is temporary quitting lasts forever.see you all soon wiTh or without hair.



Great north run 2012

Posted: 13/02/2012 at 17:24

hello all

im 45 today annd 46 tomorrow.

this is the week i start radiotherapy for the next 5 weeks at the freeman.onwards and upwards.

see you all soon happyrunning.


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Posted: 03/02/2012 at 19:38

evening all-thanks for the messages of support.

fiona-i was at the rvi yesterday giving blood.on the subject of where the right side of my skull is. i assume its been stored away securely.I'm either going to get a titanium plate put  in. or a plastic mould of my skil put in.

personally i don't mind which.i know I'm going to have a belt er of a scar.

Mandie-Sorry no haweswater half this year.hopefully next year

been to freeman today for a ct scan to check my mould is ok for radio therapy. seemed to go well.got a wee break from hospitals now until 15thfeb for ct scan.then the start of treatment on the 16th. all at the freeman on XLs doorstep.

all the best to those out jogging, walking,running,enjoy it,becuse you never know when it can be suddenly taken away from you.Ive just been recharging the batteries since sept 2011. ONCE im fit to run again watch out for pbs. im used to large amounts of pain now.

Great north run 2012

Posted: 01/02/2012 at 16:56
cheersmate. when i had my biopsy in december the surgeon had to remove the right side of my skull. so when the treatment is finished i need to go back into hospital rvi to get my skull put back in.the date has still to be arranged,hopefully it wont clash with the 9th june. if i can make it mate i'll be there.Went to sainsburys for my dinner today.you know where it is.im back at the freeman tomorrow and friday.

Great north run 2012

Posted: 01/02/2012 at 16:36

afternoon all

xl-i was in your neck of the woods today at the freeman getting my mould mask done ready for radiothrapywhich starts feb 16th,mon to fri no weekends due to finish 28th march.5 weeks of treatment. light at the end of tunnel.whole family are over the moon after so many set backs since sept 2011.just cannot wait for treatment now and loss of what hair i have lefttreatment is at the freeman.

well done on your parkrun pb and runner of the week.

all yhis talk of pbs and running is something to look forward to,hopefullyy this summer i'll be back on the tarmac training for marathons again.last run was northumberland coastal half in july 2011.

allthe best everyone.

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Posted: 10/01/2012 at 20:53
mandie-sorry to gloat but i was at game against sunderland..great finish.

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Posted: 10/01/2012 at 20:43
evening all hope youre all canny.imstill kicking about. been through a hell of lot thru december.had my right sideof skull removed and part of my brain tumour.still have tumour. at freemanh ospital today. i need radio therapy treatment. but no start date yet.ive written all races andmarathons off this year that includes gnr and blaydon.need to sort myself out and get better and beat thiscancer.if ican get back on here and say hello i will.

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Posted: 05/12/2011 at 23:48
Blaydon is still my aim by the way. A sunderland nd newcasstle park run to do as part of my recovery and training for blaydon.but let's do one step at a time.

Great north run 2012

Posted: 05/12/2011 at 23:42
Here's to character building runs, divers boots on and wind and rain runs!!
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