I need a badge that says something like "The weak, old person sitting in front of you WAS/ IS a young active,virtual part of society, pre cancer!  People and some health professionals assume that this is who i've alway been. After having major surgery with complications a very nice doctor asked if I used a wheelchair or walker at home. This as absolutely devastating. Six months earlier I had rode my bike over 100km each week, swam 2km once a week, hiked, snowshoed, looked after 1 year old grandkids 10-12 hours a day, twice a week and managed to paint one full day a week.   This sure makes me look at people differently, least I forget  


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