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New York Marathon 4 years 2 weeks ago #65143

  • EmilyK
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Well I fulfilled one of my all time goals...I ran the nyc Marathon this past Sunday. It was awesome beyond my expectations! 4:48 was my time. Certainly nothing earth shattering but I am thrilled. When I was first diagnosed the doctor told me I could not exercise. I was so upset. I thought i would never get to run again. Do not let any doctor destroy your dreams. I have no idea what my platelets numbers are and I do not care.

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New York Marathon 4 years 2 weeks ago #65144

  • CindyL
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Congrats, Emily!

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New York Marathon 4 years 2 weeks ago #65145

  • Neve24
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  • Neve, 21, diagnosed in 2004 with ITP, relapsed 2013, relapsed 2017, chronic since then; last count, sept. 3rd, 2018: 4000 (on Imuran)
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Congrats!!! That sounds awesome :laugh:

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New York Marathon 4 years 2 weeks ago #65146

  • mrsb04
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Brilliant Emily well done..don't think I'd manage a marathon. I started walking a minimum of 10k steps a day in 2016. This year I'm averaging over 13k a day. That's enough for me at my tender age !!

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New York Marathon 4 years 2 weeks ago #65147

  • EmilyK
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Thank you all! It is has been quite the journey to thinking i was going to die, to being on steroids and wanting to die to now! I could never have found my way to now without your support!
Hugs!!!
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New York Marathon 4 years 2 weeks ago #65148

  • Sandi
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  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
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Emily, that's fantastic! Good for you! Congrats!
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New York Marathon 4 years 2 weeks ago #65172

  • Hal9000
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New York Marathon 4 years 2 weeks ago #65175

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Wow that's amazing! And 4:48 is a very respectable time! Congratulations!

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