Stop press!!! October 2008 - Final leg completed!!! Blog updated asap.
Well, I have given myself a fitness focus - to walk from Lancaster to Carlisle to experience, as far as is possible, the walk undertaken by the poet John Keats and his friend Charles Brown in the summer of 1818. I need a fair time to get fit, as I am just about at sluggish as possible after my treatment finished in April. So 2008 is the big year. My husband Peter will support me some of the way, but I will be calling on friends and relations to help out so volunteers welcome! (Someone has to check I don't get on the bus!)
Keep up to date with my progress at http://suziekeatswalk.blogspot.com/
I am being sponsored for both the Lymphoedema Support Network and for St Margaret's Hospice Somerset. This is the site for donations to the LSN. If you would prefer to donate to the Hospice, please go to www.justgiving.com/keatswalknewbuild
Lymphoedema is a condition of the lymphatic system (vital to the body's immune response) that is both disabling and which can cause potentially life-threatening infections, yet it gets very little publicity. Lymphoedema can be both primary - that is being born with it whether it develops at birth or later, and secondary which frequently affects those recovering from breast cancer and others who have had invasive surgery. Others develop it following something as simple as an insect bite. I have primary lymphoedema and following the breast cancer treatment I am now vulnerable to the secondary type as well. This made my choice of charity even more critical - the LSN does not enjoy the high profile of many other charities but manages a considerable influence despite its small size. St Margaret's Hospice is where we in Somerset are lucky enough to receive our treatment.
I will be visiting this site regularly to update on progress.
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