In Remission and Already Tackling The Rower
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We introduced you to Lisa Fosnough a few months back when we heard about the badass mom powering through CrossFit workouts during her chemotherapy.
We knew this woman was a fighter and this week, post surgery, the member of KCI CrossFit revealed she’s now cancer free and in remission.
In describing the news as “truly the greatest Christmas present,” Lisa said, “I still have a long road ahead of me with my leg but hoping I will be walking on it by March.”
Lisa told the Morning Chalk Up: “The doctors couldn’t have been happier with how the surgery turned out”
“I was initially using a walker and I now have crutches,” she said.
Lisa was diagnosed with a rare form of osteosarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in her right thigh earlier this year. She’s now undergone six rounds of chemotherapy every three weeks since then to prepare her for the surgery last month, which saw 9 inches of her femur removed and 65 percent of her quad muscle.
The surgery took a marathon 12 hours and saw her femur successfully removed, relocated and a cadaver femur put in its place.
One thing we’ve learned about Lisa Fosnough – never underestimate this woman! So we weren’t surprised at all when she posted, just 17 days out of surgery: “I’m rowing.”
She said: “My doctor gave me approval to start physical therapy so I can start bending my knee. He also told me I can start working out as long as I don’t bear any weight.”
The plan of attack from here is to take four months off weight-bearing exercises but over time it’s imagined Lisa’s new-leg will grow to be just as strong as her original.
“The owner of my gym at KCI CrossFit is going to come with me to physical therapy and then do a workout plan for me,” she said.
We love this woman’s tenacity and self-imposed mantra: #madeformore. And just like Lisa’s KCI CrossFit community, we can’t wait to watch her road to recovery.
“My hope is to be back in the gym after January 1. I will be very limited to what I can do but I want to do as much as I can,” she said.
You can continue to follow along with Lisa’s journey here.