I was diagnosed with Stage 2 B right breast carcinoma at the age of 33 in the autumn of 2010. At that time, I was living in my perfect world along with my better half and 2 kids aged 8 and 3. But this myth of perfection was shattered and I was standing face to face with life’s harsh reality.
My journey of a cancer warrior has been long and tedious but it has made me what I am today, stronger, both from the inside as well as outside. And this strength is only realized when one is faced with the unexpected in life. It is surprising how we underestimate the power within and only uncover this hidden gift when adversity strikes. The Almighty above has given us different appearances physically, but he has endowed us with enormous mental powers which only few get to experience during their lifetime.
When I was diagnosed with the cursed C-word, I was a simple homemaker, with not many aspirations and expectations in life. Living was only symbolic with breathing but now the whole idea is to make every breath count. 8 years down the line I have joined my husband at work and enjoy every moment of this new life. Each day I look forward to learning something new, like what we used to do when we were kids, with greater enthusiasm and commitment. Along with that, being a part of some support groups which try to help out people sailing in the same boat as I was , also provides a great deal of personal satisfaction. But among all this, my family still occupies the first and foremost place in my life.
After undergoing a painful treatment of 8 months and watching everyone around suffer with me silently ,life has taught me to expect the unexpected. The motto in life now is to ‘BETTER MY BEST ‘, be it in terms of my personal life or professional. The whole idea is to make my not-so-perfect-life perfect by having a completely different outlook towards every day situations. Counting my blessings everyday rather than dwelling upon the unreal expectations is the key. We all can never thank the Almighty enough for soaking us in his mercies.
My message to those undergoing this very difficult stage in life is to just hang on in there and never lose faith. Having experienced all this first hand, I know it’s easier said than done. But then life does not give you many choices,does it? Never forget that our Maker has planned something much bigger and better ,so patience is very crucial in this hour. And let’s not forget the immense power of a positive attitude that can do wonders and change the way you perceive this illness. If nothing at all, you will certainly learn a lesson from all that you endure.
Published on: 2019-02-05 10:47:07