today I share a post written elsewhere to another group of friends
about our new lives . a different way of eating
a more mindful way of living
because I love you
Tomorrow will be eight weeks since my husband underwent radical surgery
for an aggressive cancer. Upon receiving the diagnosis a few months
before the surgery,
we took what we thought was a healthy diet up
a notch and became plant strong or vegan.
After the cancer
diagnosis I immediately did lots of reading and research
to find out
what I could do to help with this shocking turn of events in our lives.
The answers that became apparent to me involved food choices.
So many different
ailments our society faces seem to be helped by eating more plant centered meals.
I thought I
would really miss the cheeses, greek yogurt, eggs and skim milk, meat etc.
which I felt were healthy, but found that over time our tastes changed.
We knew that while we did not
have a cure, our changes would be encouraging,
something hopeful to focus on instead of the C word
and a tangible way to be in some form of
control over our day to day life.
We have each lost 25+ pounds and LOVE the food and the way the lifestyle makes us feel!
The good news is that Jack is cancer free now, recovering well
will undergo extensive tests in March to determine if cancer cells have returned.
Obviously, it was the best outcome we could have received!
the radical nature of the surgery, he has ongoing physical struggles and challenges,
remain happy in the knowledge that our choices will
continue to provide
us with an amazing way to keep as healthy as possible!
moments online here on my blog and in my Etsy shop
have been gently stacked to the side on my old wooden table
happily replaced with long walks together with our special golden
along with renewed gratitude for each day we are given