María Marín Underwent A Double Mastectomy With No Pain Medication
María Marín was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of months ago and she received a double mastectomy to free herself from future ailments with cancer. It was an emotional roller coaster, and even though it’s the most difficult thing that she’s ever experienced, it was also life-changing, which is why she calls it a blessing.
“I had to do a double mastectomy which was something so difficult because you feel like someone is taking a part of your body, it’s terrifying,” she says in an interview with Dr. Juan in Despierta América. “I remember the night before I was taking a shower and when I was soaping up my breasts, that’s when I realized that I was going to lose them and at that moment I said, ‘Oh my god’ and I said goodbye to them I told them, ‘you are leaving but I thank you for being a part of my life, for making me look good, for being part of this body, of this temple.'”
She was very emotional but she knew that had to happen in order for her to move forward, to be healthy, to survive. Marín knew that after the surgery it was going to difficult to accept that she no longer had breasts. “I had already prepared myself, I knew that it wasn’t going to be something pretty. When I saw it I was surprised, it wasn’t a pretty picture, you don’t have breasts, you are plain, your skin is wrinkly. But at that time you don’t give that too much importance to how you look because you know that it’s more important to be alive,” she says.