Grace's Big Fun Run for Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
When I was 4, I started having episodes of severe nausea and vomiting that lasted 10 days. The doctors in hospital couldn’t find anything causing the sickness and anti-sickness medication wasn’t working. I had about 6 of these episodes for a year before I was finally diagnosed with Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS). CVS consists of sudden, repeated attacks of nausea and vomiting which causes severe exhaustion, loss of appetite, headaches and abdominal pain. I continued to have these episodes of nausea and vomiting throughout primary school, spending about a week in hospital 5-6 times a year. While in hospital I needed IV fluids and suffered from malnutrition. I even spent some time in hospital in England under the care of a specialist but unfortunately no cure could be found. Luckily when I reached secondary school it calmed down, and I only had 2 episodes. I’ve been very well for the past 3 years until the start of my second year in university, where I was sick for a month in October 2017 and a month and a half in February/March of this year.
The Big Fun Run Glasgow
That last episode of sickness was really horrible for me. I don’t want anyone to ever feel like that or go through what CVS put me through. Especially not a child.
Since then, I’ve thought a lot about the condition and how I wish there was more that could be done. So, at the end of July I will be running The Big Fun Run, Glasgow for Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA). This is a 5km run, I have never done a fun run before so will have to work hard! CVSA is a charity I’ve recently got in contact with and believe the work they are doing is amazing for raising awareness and research into the condition.
Running / Walking
10 days to event start
LocationBallahouston Park Paisley Rd ,
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