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My doctor said that I could not go for a walk for 30 days after surgery. I was annoyed.

My body said it needed even longer.I listened…

On an invitingly warm May evening, it finally was time for my first walk. A slow going stroll, but I could do it.

As I walked down the street, a woman and her dog walked towards me. The dog came right up to me.“She likes you!”

We began small talk while I reached down to pet her dog. I soon found myself heading to some big talk.It seems removing cancer removed some filters.

“This is my first walk in six weeks. I’ve been sitting in a chair, recovering from breast cancer surgery. It feels really good to be outside.”

“I’m so glad you’re OK! I am an ovarian cancer survivor of twenty years.”We swapped notes, her

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