The wife of Henk Bres, Corry, nevertheless shows no stomach cancer. The form of cancer which causes them turns out falsely diagnosed.
“The cancer that they were looking for was quite difficult to discover. It was, in fact, no aggressive stomach cancer spread to the bones but a mild form of breast cancer spread to the stomach and the bones. The diagnosis was good, but the type of cancer, and there they made a mistake,” says Bres, which direct the life expectancy of his wife wanted to hear. “When looked at the doctor us with tears in the eyes, and she gave us a wink: for years, YEARS!”
In may of 2017 was discovered by accident that Corry an aggressive form of stomach cancer, which metastasized to the bones. “That was pretty intense news. I asked them: what is the life expectancy? Well, that was less than a year. Then you are just completely lost. As if the world suddenly collapses.”
Now it turns out that diagnosis, so not to knock. Although Corry is still sick, is this form of cancer is very easy to tackle. Henk still can’t quite believe. “You’re really eight months through hell went wrong”, he looks back. In everything he and Corry the past few months did, they wondered, or perhaps the last time was.
“When they after christmas the christmas tree went to pack up, for example,” says Bres. “We were both crying. Maybe it was our last christmas tree. And they once had a nice thing to buy. But then you have something like: yes, why would I buy it? I’m going to die anyway. But now it is all very different”, says a dolgelukkige Henk. “I realize the not yet.”
To celebrate life let Bres and Corry both a tattoo on their back. It is a picture of two fists each other a boxing, a symbolic meaning. “Every morning and night we say to each other: we go there for and then we give each other a boxing.”