I have a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer last November. She is also a blogger here on WordPress… The Revenge Wogger. I know and love her as Renee. She started her blog as an anonymous avenue to document her “revenge wogging” as she had plans to overtake a friend in a particular race they do together every year. That race is coming up in May. Cancer has detoured her for a little while… but only for this year.
Renee had a double mastectomy in January. Thankfully she’s starting to recover from that surgery, but now she starts chemotherapy on March 17th. Before cancer got in the way, she was a Zumba instructor. That’s been put on hold as well. However, it has been said that one way to beat the fatigue that chemotherapy sends your way is to exercise. Renee wants to help others who are going through the same thing, so she’s started a YouTube channel called Cancercize with Renee B. Her plans are to post exercise videos on a regular basis while she’s going through the chemotherapy to help herself as well as others dealing with cancer, showing that, yes, it can be done, nice and easy.
Cancer seems to affect everyone. Around the same time that Renee told me she had it, my brother died from it. Chances are, you know someone right now who is going through this or who has gone through this. If you do, share this link with them. Maybe they’ll be grateful just knowing that they are not alone. Maybe they’re looking for some easy-going exercises just to get them through the chemotherapy until they hit it hardcore again. You never know.
As for next year, May 2017, I’m very much looking forward to watching one particular wogger take out her sweet, sweet revenge. Bwahaha…