Jan 17, 2013 - 3:20 pm
Is there such a thing? My oh so brilliant (and I mean brilliant) daughter had a talk with me this past week. She says I am being irresponsible about my diet and ways of living. My diet is whatever I feel like eating whenever I feel like eating and I go for walks when the mood hits. I need to be near trails in order to be inspired to go for long walks. I do love the scenery and sounds in the woods.
My daughter says I eat too much processed food. I don't agree. She is vegan and anything that does not come in its natural skin is processed to her. I do love chicken and fish and salads.
I am frustrated with her pointing this out to me. I know she only wants me to be here alive and well for a long long time to come. I told her that I don't think about cancer anymore. It's the truth. Cancer is the furthest thing from my mind since hearing I am NED. I am not sure what I am supposed to be doing to keep BC from recurring other than taking Tamoxifen.
So I am reaching out to my sisters for any advice I can garner. I have read about diet and excercise and that seems to be for everyday even if one is not been challenged with a very serious health issue. I don't do much excercise for other reasons, not cancer. My daughter says I eat a lot of processed foods. It's hard to hear that because it's not fair that the organic foods and healthier foods are way too expensive for a one paycheck household. What am I supposed to do? And is it true that the foods we eat can bring on cancer? I have a problem with this. If that were the case, than every human being would have cancer.
I understand the fat/hormone relationship. I've lost 24 pounds recently (planned) and think I am doing a good job about my weight. I am a bit overweight, not obese. I am also diabetic. There is so much to figure out and I am just feeling so overwhelmed.
My take on me getting breast cancer is .... it was a fluke. It's like tripping on air and breaking a toe. It just happend and now it's all better. I told my docs this same thing. My cancer was a fluke and it is not coming back.
Sorry for being long winded but I am not sure if I am supposed to be trying to fend off something I truly believe will never return.
Love to you all,