My 9th Year Cancerversary

According to numerology the Number 9 is the symbol of wisdom. It is the last number before the next harmony. 

I have gained so much wisdom, and I have become so much wiser during my journey as I celebrate my Cancerversary. Today, Cinco de Mayo, I am celebrating my 9th year of being cancer FREE.   Yay! for me.

Informative Event on GYN-Cancers for Latinas- 5/10/18

I was so excited when I heard about the above event.  Even more now since I have been chosen to be on the panel, be a speaker and be the MC of the event.

This event offers information needed on GYN cancers for Latinas.  As a Latina and as a Cervical Cancer survivor I know that Latina women are twice as likely to get diagnosed with cervical cancer in comparison to non-Latina, and the death rate for us is nearly 50% higher than that of non-Latina women.

My Lucky 7 -

My 7 year Cancerversary
Our fascination for certain numbers goes back in history.  It has been recorded that the number 7 is the world's favorite number. There is a list of things that carries the number seven like:  There are seven days of the week, seven colors of the rainbow, seven notes on a musical scale, seven seas, and seven continents. Even James Bonds code happens to be 007.

Today I am more than fascinated with the number 7.  I am celebrating my 7 year cancerversary.  The number 7 is my lucky number today May 5-- (Cinco de Mayo).
Seven years of being cancer FREE is a big accomplishment for me.

RIP Nanette - Until We Meet Again

I remember like it was yesterday, but in reality it was on February 2011 when I received an inbox message from this lady named Nanette Pena Quintanilla.

She has read some of my posts on FB on cervical cancer and as a cervical cancer survivor herself she was wondering if I can talk to one of her friends who was having problems with some symptoms--which I did.  Through the years we kept in touch on and off bonding through our experiences and talking about our health because she was also a diabetic as I was.

In May 2014, I asked Nanette to share her story to be published on "A New Camino", she answered that she would be honored.  On May 14, 2014 I received Nanette's story and here is where I dropped the ball (for lack of better words).

I am a procrastinator and one thing led to another and I never published her story.  From time to time I apologized to Nanette, but never got to do it and for that I am very sorry.

I Never Stopped Believing

 Post written by Cervical Cancer Survivor Dulcely Tavarez

My name is Dulcely.  I'm 23 years old and I am a cervical cancer survivor. 

Looking back at my journey - it really felt long, and very exhausting, but I'm happy to say that I conquered cancer.  

At first I was dealing with my diagnosis on my own. I didn't tell my partner, nor my family.  I was having a hard time dealing with it, and I could only imagine how much it would hurt them if  I told them about my cancer.  Ultimately I decided to tell them and the support and love they gave me was incredible - they never left my side.

Happy 4th Birthday

 Happy 4th Birthday A New Camino!!!!

It took me about two years after I was declared cancer FREE to start this blog.  I wanted A New Camino to become a vehicle to connect with women that are looking for guidance, a point of reference, or just some words of hope. Today I am a 6 year 8 months survivor who has turned advocate for this disease with the vision that one day the world be cervical cancer FREE.

Unfortunately, I don't write as much as I would like to anymore - not because I don't care, but because somehow time escapes me these days - my life has kind of re-routed itself towards other endeavors.  I don't want you all to think that my readers or the information that I share on this blog are not important. Believe me-- YOU are!!!!
I just have decided to help people in another area of wellness. I spend my time helping people with their fitness and health goals, to help them become the person that they are meant to be.