Nine years out….
I recently had my annual cancer physical. A reblog seems to be in order 😉
I was archiving some older photography and happened across this moment with Canadian canoeing master and wilderness activist, Les Wilcox. I was just six weeks out from the second of two very intense battles with cancer. As quickly as the treatments ended, I was back in the gym trying to rebuild my body for this eight day canoe trek in the Temagami Wilderness. I had lost 47 pounds and most of my muscle structure during the battle. There was an additional challenge in that the nerves from my brain to the right shoulder were surgically removed. So, with no signals from the brain I had lost use of the shoulder. I always nod my head to the doctors (Yeah, really? No shoulder?) when they give this type of prognosis and then I proceed with my own plan. Of course, I did not get all my weight and…
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