It is clear that we are a couple who like challenges because of the way we have chosen to live. We love going out to look for them and find a way to overcome them, we look for challenges all over the world from the highest mountains to the driest deserts.
Cancer is our new challenge
That’s why the day after finishing our journey around the world on motorcycle we started working on our new travel project. Now we wanted to travel in a 4×4 van because like that we could reach to even more remote places and stay there for a longer time, but suddenly Manu was diagnosed with bladder cancer and we had to, temporarily, cancel everything to take care of this unknown test.
It is a rare situation because there is no uncomfortable or painful symptom, perhaps the worst is how it seemed that now we did not have control over our lives and everything depended on a hospital protocol where the doctors decided where and when we had to be.
Now our trips were only to go to the hospital for surgery and treatments.
From an independent, creative and nomadic lifestyle we suddenly find ourselves trapped in a city where our trips now are only until the hospital for surgery and treatments.
Yes, the psychological aspect was the great challenge of this cancer and we have to recognize that the shock affected us at the beginning. It seemed that everything we had built was demolished although we quickly discovered that if we controlled our mind we would win the battle.
We started working on it and we prepared ourselves to face this new reality, temporary of course like I always try to remember to myself:
- We became vegetarians, we bet for vegetables, grains, legumes, seeds, fruits and nuts.
- Every day we start it with physical exercise.
- Every day we finish it with meditation exercises.
- We use natural vitamin supplements for our immune system
- We use marijuana oil, specifically its CBD compound (Cannabidiol)
A strong mind can not just avoid physical problemas, but it can also solve them.
Cancer comes with a strong dose of stress and if we do not stop it the same stress can make the situation worse. For this the CBD oil is the great tool. We use the brand CANNALIZ, produced in Switzerland and 100% natural without any additives. Taking only a few drops in the morning and before sleep it helps to eliminate anxiety, but also to socialize, be more creative, to focus and be more efficient. Exactly what we need now.
So after passing the phase of the shock, the acceptance and the preparation of our body and mind we move to the adaptation phase to the new situation we were living.
We took all those hard drives full of material documented on our last trip and the diaries of more than 4 years of reflections and experiences. Now is the best time to finally write the book and create our own blog. Also during the breaks of the treatment we get ready to travel by motorcycle around Spain and give some talks during the way. Maybe the plans we had said that now we should be in our van somewhere in South America looking for adventures, but life does not understand plans so we adapt to it.