Well it is December 26th and it has been five weeks since I came home. In fact, I have been home as long as I was in Arizona, which seems unbelievable!!!
I have been through two holidays, a business trip, and several kids who have been sick with strep and walking pneumonia and feeling very much back to my ordinary life, but trying very hard not to forget the things that I learned at an Oasis of Healing. Thankfully, I have a very strong immune system and have been able to stay healthy in spite of the sick house I have been living in.
The lifestyle is a work in progress, but I think I have done rather well in doing an 80/20 raw almost vegan diet. Definitely vegetarian and have stayed away from dairy and sugar for the most part. The holidays have made that a little tricky. I am now armed and dangerous as far as the kitchen is concerned. I have a VitaMix blender, a Hurom juicer and I received a Cuisinart elite food processor and recently received my order of raw nuts, seeds, raw honey, etc., all of which will assist in my raw vegan diet. I plan after the holidays to do another juice fast to detox and cleanse and then pursue the finer art of preparing more creative raw foods other than just salads. A friend of mine from An Oasis of Healing has put together a blog where we can support each other and post recipes that we have tried that are good. I also found a co-op where I can buy mostly organic fruits and vegetables for an amazing price. If you want to know more about that, just call me.
I have had a hard time finding someone who does high-dose vitamin C that is non-corn based and who has the know how and experience to access a port. To spare you all the details, I think I have finally found a way to make this work, but in the meantime, I have only had one vitamin C infusion since I have been back. That should change very soon to where I will received 100 gm twice a week.
Wednesday, December 29th, I am scheduled for a PET scan. This will show that the cancer is completely gone!! I feel the blessing of ongoing prayers of family, friends and many I don't know. I am amazed to hear that neighbors of my family members or ward members of my sister in Oregon are praying for me, as well as business colleagues across the country. I am so touched and moved by their love and faith. In fact, my sister, Joyce, who was with me in Arizona, brought me a beautiful fleece blanket that was made for me by three ladies in her ward who don't even know me. I am very touched and feel deep gratitude for the faith and prayers in my behalf.
In a few more days, we will be facing the new year. While we all have hope for good things in the coming new year, and to move past the not so good things of the past, I have to say that the things that I have learned from my experience with cancer and my healing journey is not one I want to forget. The journey is ongoing and I look forward to the future with anticipation, taking what I have learned and adding to it.