Rain has settled in today, and it is quite cool outside.
Over the last week I have got out and used a tank of gas in the chainsaw and bought in a couple of barrow loads of wood most days – should have enough wood to get through the rest of the winter now.
I have been fully vegan for almost 3 weeks now, and mostly vegan for 8 weeks.
I am following the RAVE diet:
No Refined foods;
No Animal products (meat or milk);
No Vegetable oils;
and exercise. see www.ravediet.com
I have been reading so much, so much conflicting information out there on the web. And it seems that getting rid of animal products from the diet is a good idea once cancer has shown up in a metastasized form. It seems as though most people can keep cancer at bay indefinitely if they keep animal protein to less than 10% of total protein intake (I probably had my intake at 80% animal 20% vegetable prior to going vegan – not what my immune system needed).
The Gawler institute www.gawler.org is another place that seems to offer sound advice.
Now I am doing what I can to get my immune system to recognise and remove these tumours.
Quite a few different groups seem to be saying much the same thing – from a variety of different approaches.
I am taking 2-8 apricot kernels morning and night (they might not be helping, but at least they are not hurting). Also taking vitamin C as L Ascorbic Acid at least 10g per day (sometimes up to 35g).
Support from friends and community has been amazing – thank you all.
Rumours of my death are greatly exaggerated! (a friend called a couple of weeks ago to say he had heard at a local pub that I had died – gave me a good laugh, particularly as that particular publican and I have locked horns a few times in the local political scene).
I am getting noticeable fitter and stronger each day.
I suspect that most of my weakness was a result of a combination of being under general anesthetic for 5 hours 26 minute, combined with losing about 1Kg of muscles removed from my neck and shoulder, along with lots of other stuff, and the 62 stitches that closed the hole they made.
The left eye blink reflex still isn’t working properly, and there is a little bit of movement there now. I still need to do conscious blinking to keep eye soreness away.
Left shoulder still hurts, and with the missing muscles doesn’t work as it used to, so my golf game is suffering. I have played 4 times since the operation, and only broken 100 once.
Time to go out and make another compost bin – our old one is now full. There are a lot more scraps when one is fully vegan.
Will is home from China now, and cousin Brian Cronin is arriving tomorrow for 2 days – with golf clubs. Unfortunately it looks like rain for the next two days.
Ailsa is playing the piano at my shoulder, and the fire is crackling to my right; both dogs are curled up asleep on their respective seats.
Jewelia is at school, and Will hasn’t surfaced as yet.
Had my usual breakfast gruel of half a cup of oats, soaked for an hour, then blended with a large handful of baby spinach leaves. Looks like green cream, but tastes OK. Also had on kiwifruit and a mandarin, a brazil nut, and a handful of almonds.