It occurred to me in the wee hours (my body is still very confused, having awakened at 4:00 am yesterday) that if I had written my blurb two years ago, a mention of my work would have been near the top of my list.
I was definitely someone who defined myself by the work I did (research/communications for a public sector union).
Cancer has made me re-define myself.
I miss working.
But the silver lining here (other than a renewed appreciation for the myriad other good things in my life) is that if it weren't for the cancer I would not have re-discovered my love for writing.
Which is something else I should have mentioned in my 10 second blurb.