About this Meal Train
As you are aware, our DEAR FRIEND & COACH LISA has been diagnosed with cancer... we are coming together to help her and her family out during treatment.
You can either sign up to bring the family dinner during the days of her treatment and/or donate so we can get her set up with meals from Kettlebell Kitchen.
Thank you xo
A note from Lisa:
Hey, Salus Community, I wanted to update you on what is going on with my life before I put it out in the world. I've definitely disappeared lately. Long post, so tl;dr: I was diagnosed with lymphoma, I am awaiting treatment decisions, there are a few things you all can do to help.
Back in March I had a meniscectomy on my knee, everything seemed fine and I started to come back to work out. I was not feeling well, and in June a malignant bladder tumor was found and removed. After that, I was supposed to feel better, but didn't. Finally after I returned from the CrossFit games in early August, I was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma. I have been undergoing lots of testing to find out exactly what is going on and what types of treatment I will need. I will need infusions, likely a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy. I do not know what that will look like exactly, or how long it will take. In theory, this type of cancer is more a chronic condition than a virulent type. I am being treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering, primarily in Middletown, but also in NYC. Hopefully after Labor Day I'll have much more info on what happens next.
A lot of people have been asking what they can do to help. I have a list.
Take care of yourself. You all are tremendously fit, but that isn't the whole picture. Extra fatigue, strange symptoms, definitely reach out to health care professionals and look into what is happening. Don't skip your yearly check ups. Get that blood work and that EKG. If you don't feel yourself, don't let anyone convince you that your fitness makes you immune. You are in much better place than the majority of the population, but cancer, for example, doesn't care.
Support research into any diseases that impact you. Cancer has moved up high on my list. To make it really easy, Erin is working to raise money for both cancer and MSKCC. Perfect. You can click on the link below to donate.
Donate blood and blood products. I have already needed a number of units of platelets in order to even get the biopsies completed. The American Red Cross is a good place to start. I am looking into a drive with MSKCC to get platelet donations. I don't quite have enough information for that yet.
Once treatments start, there is a likelihood I'll need some specific things. I've had some conversations with Gino and Angela about meals, etc. and once I know exactly what I need, I'll let them know. In the meantime, and always, all the good vibes, positive thoughts, prayers, uplifting energy, kindness are appreciated. More than you can imagine.
None of this is a secret, and I am happy to answer any and all questions. I am currently on prednisone, and feeling 1000x better, so I'm more bored than anything. I am going to be spending the next 8 weeks working on college applications with my son, taking treatment, going for walks, and likely staring at the walls. So if you have a PT, coaching, electrical engineering, philosophy, powerlifting, olympic lifting, politics (be careful.....:-) ) burpee replacement, endurance, big data, Wodify, cancer questions or comments, please reach out. I miss you all, and can't wait until I can rejoin the community!!