Tag Archives: vegan

weight

A few weeks ago, an overweight gentlemen came up to me while I was picking vegetables at the farmer’s market and asked, “How do you stay so thin?” I shrugged and kept feeling up tomatoes. “You must exercise a lot.” … Continue reading

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happy post

When my oncologist walked into the exam room the other day and saw me sitting on the table he stopped and said, “Wow–you look great!” Then he did a double take and said, “Have you gained weight?” As an American … Continue reading

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causes of cancer

When I was a new patient I hated hearing about “causes of cancer” because it immediately made me think about the causes of my cancer. And when I think of the causes of my cancer, there’s a tendency to bring … Continue reading

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poison

I got my chemo from a different pharmacy this month and it was a little jarring to open the package and see this: I’m not a doctor, but it really looks like, based on the labels, that I shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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control freak

As you have, by now, seen, there are a lot of ups and downs and in-betweens that come with having cancer. Maybe this is the case with just life in general. Either way, when I write frustrated posts like yesterday’s, … Continue reading

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to or not to: become vegan

I thought I made peace with my diet choices this summer. I attended a cancer cooking class, tried being vegan for a week, and watched the documentary¬†Forks Over Knives. After doing all of this, I¬†determined that I wasn’t sure who … Continue reading

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“You gave yourself cancer”

Now that I am both recovered from surgery and not nauseated quite as often as I was, I have started to educate myself a little more on diet and its links to cancer. I can’t control anything else that happens … Continue reading

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