A Decade- 10 Year Cancerversary

It has been a decade since I was declared Cancer FREE.  What a blessing - I give thanks to the creator of all things.  I am grateful to be here and I am grateful for these past 10 years.

I want to thank so many people - the list is so long, but you know who you are. You all play a role in taking me to where I stand now - small role or big role - it doesn't matter, I am grateful for you all.  Thank you for the bottom of my heart.  

Please continue to read my post posted on Cervivor.

With all my love,

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.