03/27/2019 By Begoña Vazquez
How many times have people asked: where do you see yourself in ten years from now?? How many of us would have answered: Living with cancer?
One year ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. One year ago my whole world fell apart and broke into million pieces that I’m now trying to fix as best as I can.
One year ago, the fight began, and my mind was only focused on the treatment; the chemo, the surgery, and the radiotherapy. I have achieved all these goals and now I can say I am cancer-free. It’s hard to believe though.
I’ve learned a lot during this year: how to love myself, how to heal, how to survive and how to take care of me. I’ve learned that it is very important to share our feelings and experiences in order to help those who need it.
I know I have to stay strong for myself, enjoy every minute I can because life is worth it.
I can’t say the whole cancer process is only sadness and suffering; it is also meeting and getting to know a lot of people, stars who shine brightly up in the sky or here in the earth. Those people have helped me a lot and they’ve been able to make all the loneliness I felt as a cancer patient disappear.
Where do I see myself in ten years from now? I don’t know, but who cares? We have to live the present, the other things don’t exist yet.
Never give up, no matter what.
GRYT is knowing that whatever it takes, I have my family beside me.
GRYT is thinking about the next time I can go to a new place in the world.
GRYT is helping other people by showing how I’ve managed some things, giving tricks to other fighters.
GRYT is getting to know myself, my body and mind.