9:54pm Monday 5th March 2012
Week 4 in the no alcohol, no sugar, no dairy, no red meat, no caffeine house (well for me anyway) and things are going pretty swell.
Surprisingly, I am not craving any of the former things I once ate on a daily basis. I wonder why when on previous, diet missions I have barely lasted a day or two without my chocolate or alcohol fix.
So what’s changed? My whole attitude to the cancer I suppose.
I am still unaware if it has gone completely. Now I’m not being pessimistic and my glass has never been half empty, especially when we’re talking of a smooth glass of Shiraz, but I am being realistic and taking into consideration my previous medical faux pas, control was on my priority list in order to fill my glass up and regain some optimism and the only way to do that for me was to change my diet.
In the process, I am glad to say, I’ve learnt a thing or two about what I now choose to put into my mouth. I won’t bore or lecture you on my new choices but let’s just say I am shocked at what a microwave can do, horrified by what’s in pre-packed foods and stunned by the benefits of a simple thing like water!
So I’ve changed my diet and taken control over what may be having an influence on this cancer. I am taking stock of some pressing, emotional issues and reading books like nobody’s business.
My bedroom resembles Penketh Library at the moment … minus the four librarians, but in book terms, I have them coming out of my ears.
A Cancer Therapy, The pH Miracle, How your mind can heal your body, Detox yourself and that is only for starters!!!
No doubt many people will be baffled by the choices and options I am choosing that are presenting themselves to me throughout this journey. But that’s exactly what I feel is happening to me…a journey.
From starting this ride over twelve months ago with an achy boob to which no one but no one would listen, it was my gut instinct which lead me and re-lead me back and forth to the doctors. So it is my gut instinct to which I will now follow and where and whatever feels right at that moment.
From recommended reading to recommended holistic and alternative therapies, an ever evolving pattern is emerging which leads me to what I decide to do next and what feels right for me.
Never would I thought in a million years I would become a Vegan (well almost) nor would I have had me down as the spiritual type, but I now have angels sat beside my bed at night.
I may never go back to being the old Mel I once was although I still love a good ole belly laugh and I can dance most people under the table but there was obviously a need for change and cancer has well and truly changed the path I was once following.
What will I do next? Who knows? One thing is for sure, only I will know when I have done enough, read enough and changed enough to realise that cancer is no longer living inside me but is a distant memory and thing of the past.
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