Terijo, congratulations on the restoration of your health! That’s tremendous news! I’m going to take that highlighted part one step further and add that in my line of thinking what you’ve said falls right in line with Christ’s command for us to love one another as he loves us. That’s all about self-acceptance and the acceptance of others.
Frankly, I don’t think you’re going to be the person you were before. No chance of it. I’m betting you’re going to be a better version of the person you were due to the new knowledge and experience you’ll have under your belt. But that’s just my opinion.
Have new year!