By the end of 2000 I felt very tired. Urges of going to the bathroom were sudden and harder to control. I also often felt very sleepy during the day. I felt that something was wrong but I thought that all of the problems would go away.
By the end of 2000 I felt very tired. Urges of going to the bathroom were sudden and harder to control. I also often felt very sleepy during the day. I felt that something was wrong but I thought that all of the problems would go away. I never thought ‘I’m going to see a doctor’.
I became very sleepy all of the time and finally I decided to visit a doctor and have a blood test. My iron was very low, at the level of 3, and my other parameters were not so good as well. Next thing was to ask honestly about my problem and to talk about it, and finally to just make a decision to go to the colonoscopy.
I was denying the problem for more than a year and now I cannot believe how stupid I was.
When I realized I had a cancer, although I had been in a bad shape for more than a year, I thought it was a mistake. I did not believe that it could happen to me. There was no history of colorectal cancer in my family. I was living a healthy life, practicing a lot of sports.
After having recovered, I had plenty of time to think about it. And I asked myself what kind of an idiot could make all these kinds of excuses while my body was giving me so strong warnings. Me, I’m one of those. My cancer changed me in a way that made me stronger. Unlike the majority of people I see the bright optimistic sight of the problems and challenges in life and that helps me to overcome them more easily. I had one great victory in my life: I’ve beaten my cancer.
Just one year after the surgery, I was jumping on the volleyball net and back in the saddle, back to my life that I had before. This is such a short time compared to the life I hope I have in front of me. Watch Milan’s story below:
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