Once again, I’m overwhelmed with the amount of support from all of my readers! It’s attention I truly don’t want! But if someone’s offering their love, I’ll take it! There is such thing as too skinny and yes, too rich. But no such thing as too much love.
I know many of you wonder how I managed to post in this difficult time. And many people have complimented me on my “composure” and “strength”. The truth is, most of you would be strong and composed if you were in my shoes. Its a survival instinct. Even if you are a slow runner, when you chased by lion, you run fast. I’m not especially strong. It just kind of happened.
(PS, if anyone has no clue on what I’m referring to, I’ve revised the “About” page so you can read a little blurb on that).
Anyhow, this post is actually about food.
I’ve been reading lots of stuff online preaching that my dad should be on a strict macrobiotic, vegan diet. That I should omit sugar and all “refined” foods and saturated fats. While that’s great and all, I don’t think it will save my dad.
At best, it will give us teeny bit more time. But if diet alone could cure, there would not be over 15,000 researches trying to find a cure for this deadly cancer.
So this got me thinking, should I work hard at feeding my dad all these juices and shunning chocolate and ice cream? I mean, if this disease will kill him eventually, shouldn’t I let him live it up?
If it were me, I’m honestly unsure WHAT I would do! I’m still kind of in a tricky area. I drink diet soda even though I read articles that claimed it will give me cancer. And I can’t tell you how many burnt toast, burn bacon, and burnt french fries (probably in lard) I’ve consumed. And since cancer is everywhere in my family, I’m obviously doomed, right? But a life deprived of what you want is not much of a life. I suppose if what you want is wheatgrass juice than thats fine, but its not what I want.
I’m unsure about my dad’s diet. I think I will ask him what he wants to do I guess. He is actually naturally a healthy eater, but there is a fair share of chocolate in there (he’s Belgian, that’s a given!).
But I’m curious what you would do. If you got about a year to live and that got extended to two years if you could not eat your favorite foods, what would you do?