I am a cancer survivor who has had 10 surgeries in the past 6 years. I spent January in the hospital. In this photo (1/1/13 at Mt Hood Meadows) I have a wound drain in (green bag) and also had an IV line and an antibiotic pump under the coat. The doctors said no skiing because they didn't want me ripping things out before my 2 upcoming surgeries. My two best friends, Shannon and little Zoe were looking forward to skiing with me. I didn't make it back up skiing again until April 13th.