Media newscaster Yvonne Okwara has narrated some of the health complications she had to bear with throughout 2020 and how her plans were disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
According to the eloquent journalist who just turned 38 on Thursday, March 18th, 2021, she developed spinal complications twice which landed her in the hospital’s bed; “for a spinal procedure which didn’t quite work and then again for spinal surgery in July”.
The citizen TV news anchor went on to add that she is currently doing well and gearing up to her favorite place to unwind, that is; The Gym.
Happy Birthday Yvonne Okwara
“#38 It’s been another trip around the sun for me. Last year was interesting, had so many plans. Wanted to run 4 competitive marathons last year, culminating in my first ever 21km later in the year. Did the first one in January and then… COVID happened. My birthday came just at the time we had reported our first COVID cases in the country so it was rather muted. All events shut down. Also, my back problems deteriorated. I was hospitalized twice, in May for a spinal procedure which didn’t quite work, and then again for spinal surgery in July. You know what they say about us making plans, but God made his own? Yeah…
So I had to adjust to my own new normal, made significant changes in my lifestyle. Fast forward to this birthday and I’m happy and healthy, I’m back to the gym, my workouts with @vinitaotieno @smartgymskehave changed somewhat. I’m still learning to be patient with my body, it will take time to get it back” reads part of Yvonne Okwara’s post.
The broadcaster went on to add that she remains optimistic that she will be able to engage in another marathon in 2021.
“I will run a marathon later this year, God-willing. So here’s to #38 , here’s to health, wealth, and loving family and friendships. Here’s to aligning my plans with God’s. Shorts, vest and shoes @runnerspointkaren” shared Okwara.