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