Interview – Susana

 

Happier Than Ever

 

“Appreciate all that we have because we never know what is going to happen tomorrow.

I found out that I had Breast Cancer in August 2011. My doctor contacted me while I was on vacation in South Beach, Miami. Life was perfect. I was having a great time with my girlfriends, work was good and in two weeks I was going to Greece and Germany. I went to the doctor with a pain in my right breast. He could not detect any problems in his office examination, and as a precaution he subscribed a Mammogram.

They found nothing wrong with my right breast, but the results detected very advanced Cancer in my left. I was shocked; I did not even feel it. I was told that if I would have been diagnosed only a few weeks later I would have died, and I almost did, not from the Cancer, but from other complications related to it. Never would I have ever thought that I would be so close to death when life was going so well. It changed my life. You learn to see things differently, we all have family, friends and jobs that we take for granted.

I’m not sure if the technology is helping or hurting us, Twitter, Facebook, how fast it is growing, and everyone has iPads, iPhones, or other devices. We need to focus on what is important: family, values, friends and finding something that we are passionate about.

People think of Cancer as death, but when it comes your way, you find strength. I’ll never look at the world the same again. I’m happier than ever.”