Zoleka Mandela says she felt absolutely amazing after starting her exercise routine as she fights cancer.
The author of When Hope Whispers revealed the cancer was back and a recent diagnosis confirmed she has cancer in her liver and lungs. Taking to Instagram, the mom of six shared a clip of her working out and said she would post her sessions regularly. “Hey, beloved hearts.
So I worked out for the first time today, and in a long time. I’m aiming for 2-3 workouts a week. I can only do low-intensity or moderate exercises due to my (current) pathological fractures of my bones as a result of skeletal cancer. Anything other than this would cause more of the bones in my body to break. As some of you may already know, I have cancer of the (bone metastasis) bone, that is cancer in the spinal cord and hip as well as in my lung and liver.”
Zoleka explained why she decided to work out again.
“I have taken up exercising again to manage side effects of the cancer as well as to improve my physical and mental health or wellbeing. I’ll post the exercises I completed today together with videos I took. Today is an even better day, I feel absolutely amazing,” she posted on her timeline.
Zoleka’s last update about the disease was when she took to Instagram in August and announced the doctor’s report after her oncologist performed a CT (computerised tomography) scan.
“The CT scan has revealed cancer in my liver and lungs. I am yet to receive feedback regarding my bone scan to establish whether I have cancer beyond my ribs. I am hanging on by a thread. Thanking you all for your outpouring of love, prayers and support. Peace. Passion. Positivity.”