The surgeon called to see how Shakira was doing. When I explained Shakira had walked, she was shocked.
“Already? That was not supposed to happen for at least another two days.”
Shakira proved she was gonna keep fighting.
In August of 2021, I noticed a small bump on Shakira’s front right leg. It felt hard and was about the size of my pinky in diameter. She didn’t show any signs of discomfort or injury but finding that abnormality bothered me. Little did I know that small bump was going to become Shakira’s worst nightmare.
This was not an easy post for me to write, but I wanted to share my truth. On International Women’s Day, I decided to write a letter to my younger self and it was an emotional experience.