Senior Peloton Instructor Christine D’Ercole opened up in a detailed Instagram post about her diagnosis, her challenges, and the doctors that helped her overcome it.
The post from D’Ercole recounts her biopsy results from the dermatologist, revealing a diagnosis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma. According to the Peloton instructor, the cancerous spot was about the size of a dime on the bridge of her nose.
“CDE,” as she’s called, reassured her followers the doctors successfully removed all of it. She gave thanks to them and the professionals who performed the reconstruction.
Words of hope from CDE
In true fashion of someone that motivates thousands of others to push harder each day, D’Ercole continued with words of positivity.
I CAN ACCEPT.
It’s hard to sit back,
to take your hands off the wheel,
to take a break,
to not move for 3 weeks,
to be still,
to live in the unknown.
I WILL BE PATIENT.
As I return to movement, I will be mindful of the journey forward from zero.
I know I am not alone and that so many of you out there are also returning from being sidelined. We are in this together.
I DO UNDERSTAND that there is medicine in movement and also in stillness.
We require both. And never has practicing the ‘art of restraint’ meant more.
As a Peloton instructor with 142,000 followers on Instagram, Christine D’Ercole used her platform to raise awareness for skin cancer. CDE urges everyone to visit their dermatologist, and if they have any suspicious marks, get them checked sooner rather than later.
There is no timetable on when Christine D’Ercole will return as a Peloton instructor. Although she has said she is close to riding again. She seems just as eager to return as Peloton members want her back.
The comment section was filled with love and support for CDE. This is of little surprise as Peloton has made countless efforts in building its tight-knit, diverse, and supportive fitness community worldwide.