Peloton’s Leanne Hainsby has been quietly battling breast cancer since August. It was announced on the social network Friday.
Haynesby revealed that after a doctor first dismissed the lump she found, she underwent 12 weeks of chemotherapy and will begin radiation.
“I taught live classes on Wednesday mornings, and I met my mom and went to the treatment room for weekly doses (along with other medications as part of my treatment plan),” she wrote.
“Chemo is no joke. Cold hats are no joke.
The British fitness sensation revealed that she had undergone surgery and that the porcata (a device used to deliver therapy inside the body) will be coming out next.
“Treatment continues for me for a long time, hospital visits are regular, and I focus on one step at a time,” she wrote. “I’m very fortunate to have my treatment privately. The nurses and doctors are amazing, and I wouldn’t be here without them.”
Hainsby, 35, said she and her fiance, Peloton instructor Ben Oldis, had the chance to complete one round of IVF before starting chemo.
“We weren’t mentally ready, but we made it and we’re so grateful,” she wrote.
Hainsby, who shared photos of herself wearing the aforementioned cold caps, is hoping to share her diagnosis to spread awareness and encourage others to always go for a second opinion.
“I’m almost 6 months down the line. I’m in great hands, and I’ve got this,” she shared. “Nobody wants to sit in a room and tell you they have cancer, but I’ve always felt like one of the lucky ones. I am one of the lucky ones.
The popular spin instructor ended her message assuring fans that she is “going to be fine” by saying she has more “power” than ever.
“You will find strength you never knew you had, and you will be able to push forward,” she wrote. “Strong, healthy and energetic as can be.
Oldies too Shared photos Haynesby’s throughout her medical journey and her strength and bravery.
“So proud of you @leannehainsby 💙,” he began the message. “You have been an absolute inspiration to all of us and have taken every step of this journey in your stride, with so much grace and with your head held high.”
He continued, “Look, as you say, bright days ahead and we will lead healthy and happy lives with the countless lessons this past year has taught us.
“Lian, I love you. Your light in this world is shining brighter than ever.”