When the doctor told me I had prostate cancer I didn’t feel afraid.
I wanted to know what it would be like afterwards, and there’s nothing better than finding out about the experience of a cancer survivor. About what life is like afterwards.
I had a very important chat with my idol, the Spanish musician Joan Manuel Serrat, who was kind enough to visit me in Rosario.
“I had surgery for that 14 years ago,” he told me. “Pre-historic times. It is very different now.” His words carried an extra weight because he went through it himself.
I also found great support from the board at Millonarios, in Colombia, where I was working. Firstly because they respected my privacy. Then because they immediately renewed my contract for two more years.
They were by my side at the beginning of that process and as it unfolded, too.