Cancer: Breast Cancer
"In my case, my diagnosis triggered something in me that I didn’t know existed and transformed my whole story."
In 2015, I was starting my dream of becoming a yoga teacher when I got diagnosed with breast cancer. I couldn’t understand why and I was in total shock. If I didn’t have my family’s love to hold onto, I don’t know what would have done. My treatment started by getting an OP then the chemo started. I took every treatment one step at a time. As chemotherapy was sneak into reality so was teaching yoga. I was completely focused. I spent a lot of my time preparing food to save all my energy for the 12 chemotherapies and training days I had coming up. Every month I had 4 days of training and every two weeks of chemo, then becoming weekly towards the end. Cycle by cycle, I worked through this process. At the end of September 2015, I had my final exam for Airyoga (Yoga School) and becoming really week from chemo. With the last of my ounce of strength, I completed a long written and practical yoga exam. I was overjoyed and relieved when it was over. When 2016 started I was teaching every week and gave YIN yoga classes for breast cancer patients. In my case, my diagnosis triggered something in me that I didn’t know existed and transformed my whole story.