Diagnosed in April 2015 with a lung cancer, I stayed away from competition to take care of myself. I was able to enjoy some time with my family. What a change when you have been traveling so much the last 15 years. I went from a nomadic way of life to a stable life in a second. I have to say that it was not easy at the beginning. Both lives have advantages and downsides. I have to admit that at the beginning it was tough not to travel around the world. It is not a problem anymore. I am happy to be able to travel wherever I want and not for professional obligations. So happy to enjoy time with my family and enjoy life.
I love to play golf with my friends for fun. I don’t take it too seriously, I laugh about my golf, which would never happen before. I took a step back, and see life so differently. It took me time to put things in perspective. I realized when I went to play the “Lalla Meryem cup” in Rabat this year. When I took the decision that I would play, the old Cassandra came back very quick. It was disturbing as I realized my desease had not changed me which I thought it did. Despite my situation, i wanted to perform. I will not hide that I thought ” It would be incredible if I won”. I have always been a real competitor and a perfectionist. I always focused on small details, but most of all I did not allow myself many things.