I hope this doesn’t come across as negative as it sounds, but frankly, I’m peeved. I’m disgusted with most of the medical community, with pharmaceutical companies, at the blasted “guvment” and most of all with myself for being so ignorant and undisciplined.
On second thought I hope it does come across as negative. Otherwise it probably would just sound like another newly converted vegetarian who has become completely brain-washed by the hard to hear voices of the enlightened nutritionists who can’t get anyone to listen.
At my son’s urging, I watched “Forks Over Knives” yesterday and had an epiphany into the role diet has played in my sudden decline in health and vitality.
You’ve heard me wax poetic from time to time about the wonderful new experiences which have dropped in my lap as a direct result of illness. Chalk up another – new friends who share an unique perspective as they go toe-to- toe with the enemy. We share our strength and hope – and often funny stories, during our monthly all-day treatment marathons..
On Saturday I picked up a rather large pumpkin and twisted to set it in the grocery cart. Bad idea. A little voice deep down around hip level screamed in protest. By Sunday, I could not move without mumbling “ouch ouch ouch.” I took two moldy old pain pills lurking in my medicine cabinet and they might as well have been sugar pills.
My well meaning children treat my refrigerator like they would a sick and dying relative. Every time they visit, the first thing they do is check the fridge thermometer; then they go through my stuff and dump things I was planning to cook for dinner!
I couldn’t wait to tell them about the new product guidelines which basically say anything refrigerated is still good if it passes the sniff test. If your cottage cheese has begun to turn black, bid it farewell. Milk with chunky stuff in it is overdue for burial.
Marie and I learned the hard way that a fine wine we opened on Super Bowl Sunday and took to a party three weeks ago, had turned to vinegar. But hey, vinegar is good for you, so we held our noses and toasted our health.