Erin Christon the long run

2012 / November 26

Thanksgiving Week

Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning I ran the Valparaiso Turkey Trot.  It was a pretty decent size race with over 3000 people running the 5 and 10k that morning.  The race went exceptionally well.  I decided to run the 10k to change it up from the 5k races I have been doing lately.  Thanksgiving morning was […]

2012 / October 12

Kick the tires and light the fires

This is the last full week of living in Myrtle Beach, and it has been full of packing.  I kind of feel like (and I am going to be a bit more of a nerd here than normal) that scene in the last Harry Potter movie where they get stuck in the vault and everything […]

2012 / August 25

Can’t think of a witty title….

On Tuesday this past week I had the first saline injection into the tissue expanders.  The entire process is kind of cool.  The expander has a special port where the fluid is injected into, but since everything is under your skin they use a magnet to locate the position of the port.  After marking out […]

2012 / August 13

The new normal and fun news!

This week is one of the first weeks that I have not had any doctors appointments.  Kind of weird.  I have been getting back into workouts or some sort of consistent workouts.  I’m not cleared to swim yet since public pools and the ocean carry too many germs so I am limited to the bike […]

2012 / August 7

Adios drain tubes!

It was a big day.  The last of the 4 chest drain tubes was removed this afternoon.  I was bummed last week when they only took 3 out and I still had to deal with the one, but only having 1 drain was way better than 4.  I wish I would have taken a better […]

2012 / August 3


Yesterday Aug 2nd we got the full pathology report back from the surgery.  The left side was completely normal while the right side was pretty much what was determined from the scans and biopsies.   They found that the tumor was a ductal carcinoma in situ type 2 and that it was 2.5 cm in size […]