First: Kathy came through the surgery just fine. Where there’s that will…
Second: Not only has my apartment been rented, but the lovely, lovely woman who did so bought my furniture — for more than I’d asked. (Bless you, Katie Bear!) I’ll be able to pack and send my things earlier, and go back to Wisconsin with my Debs this weekend.
And third: I bought the most wonderful book, Anticancer: A New Way of Life, by David Servan-Schreiber (2009 edition). While I know that Gillian McKeith and others have long advocated that eating organic foods, reducing stress, exercising regularly, drinking pure water, and understanding the mind-body connection can reduce cancer risks or eliminate cancer altogether, Servan-Schreiber, an MD and a scientist-researcher, gives the kind of “seal of approval” the allopathic medical community can embrace — and maybe even the insurance companies. (He still supports chemo and radiation, but I can forgive him that.)
I’ve got my packing to do now, and lots of things to finish for my move, but I just want to say to everyone: GET THIS BOOK. And then, READ IT. And then, DO WHAT IT SUGGESTS. I’m so thankful my children and their partners are already following the diets; it means they won’t get cancer. And I’m convinced, after reading this book, that it’s because I’ve followed my father’s and my children’s dietary suggestions over the years, and I was lucky enough to live in Ireland (away from the American “Poison Diet”), that I’ve lasted so long. It’s a pity that it usually takes an actual diagnosis to get us to make the changes in lifestyle that, if we started them now, would prevent getting the diagnosis in the first place. I want to live: do you? Do you really? Or are you going to continue to subject yourself to the toxic food, water, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and stressful lifestyle until you hear from your doctor, as I did, “YOU HAVE CANCER”? It really is up to you. Read the book!
If you take in toxins — and make no mistake, the typical American lifestyle is rife with them — you will get sick. Sure, organic food costs more; it takes more time (sometimes) to make things yourself. Then again, you won’t be forking out for prescriptions and paying for operations. It’s really quite amazing. Read the book! If you love me, then read it , and do the best you can to change your lifestyle! I want you around too, you know.
By the way, I passed all my courses, even getting an “A” in the Qur’an class. I wanted to tell Dancing Bear, but I can’t find her. If you see her, will you let her know?