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Life After My Brain Tumor

Published on October 21, 2019 in Share Your Story

I was living the American dream. Had a beautiful woman, two kids, two cars, a house and a great job. In October of 2011, a phone call changed my life. “Yes Mr Hospina, it’s a brain tumor, but don’t worry, is not cancer.” 

My world collapsed.

After several surgeries, from 2011-2015, I had to relearn to talk, walk, eat, even use the toilet and clean up by myself. My ex-wife got tired of having a 40 year old baby and divorced me, leaving me no option but going to live with my parents.

I can talk about it now and laugh about it, but it was though.

Why am I sharing this?

Because through it all I continue with life, and you can find hope as well. It also depends on you and your willingness to emerge and recover your life.

Today, I have a full-time job again, and even though I am not able to drive yet, I hope to do it again soon.  I am happy see my kids every weekend and can’t complain about my life.

If you’re going through a similar situation and have been diagnosed with this, just know you’re not alone. It’s not going to be easy, it takes a lot of determination and effort but it’s possible.

– Martin Hospina

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