Wow! So yet, another year has gone by and I am one year younger, thank God!
As I promised, I had a Fanga-ful day. Thanks to Facebook well-wishers I received greetings in abundance. As the song says, “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world”. I am lucky to be one of those people. I am happy that I love my life and the people that surround it.
Last year was a hell of a roller coaster – diagnosed with cancer, having an operation and then going through radiation. In addition, during my treatment I had the Fanga project which I insisted to continue. Here I was between radiation sessions, long rehearsals, running back and forth, it was total chaos!
I remember during the radiation I felt so tired and flat that one day I came home after one of the sessions and decided not to go back until the project was complete. I felt happy that I listened to my inner voice. By taking the time off I managed to achieve what I had set out to do although it was the first time on stage my energy level was a mere fraction of what it should have been. Nevertheless, the production came off nicely.
Looking back at every stitch in my past year of fighting for survival, I have come to know and highly appreciate most of my friends as each one worked in different ways to look after me. Moreso I was happy to be in Israel with my situation as the medical team was swift and sympathetic.
Looking back on my plight when the results came back positive that day I became to know my true character, my strength as a woman. It is times like these when our lines are drawn that the tough choices have to be made.
As much as we would like things to be in our favor at all times I have learnt over the past year that the unexpected is never too far off the corner. I am and will be going through stages of some essential therapeutic practices for the rest of my life because cancer is a disease that never leaves. However, it is my intention to stay ahead of it and to continue rooting for many birthdays to come!