Join Date: Oct 2020
Finished paying the $2,000+ in medical bills that had cluttered my desk for a bit. Found one double-billing for a bill I had paid over a month and a half ago. My wife's checking the statements to be sure as to whether the hospital had cashed the first one or not.
I've found making a notebook/3-ring binder, with sections for insurance statements, and a section for healthcare providers, or at least bills for specific services or types of services, and the book needs to be kept in chronological order, so when bills or explanations of benefits come in, a quick methodical search of that booklet will tell a patient if it's legit or it needs to be paid.
I can't or won't claim the doubling of billing is always a mark of dishonesty, but again, clinics and hospitals are hurting from COVID,. from when they dropped addressing of most medical requests, to focus on the more severe needs and guard against transmission.
I'll phone the bank tomorrow, and see if they have any ideas yet, and if they don't have any further info on this, then I guess I'll grovel heavily to see if they'll waive the cancellation fee for the (apparently missing) check.
Meant to double back around re. my reply to your last post, shovelhead.
I noted you went on a lengthy (month long?) fruit fast. I wasn't sure of you meant you avoided fruit, or ate nothing but.
If you meant the latter, and not the former, then that gets into something i wrote about a while ago; the ins and outs of trying to adapt to a new diet, abruptly, with sometimes-conflicting or competing dietary needs.
For an example, I have type II diabetes, and typically (not always, but typically) manage that quite well, with diet and activity. COVID put a stake in the heart of a minor amount of activity, and we remained active on more isolated terms.
The immediate de[pression that often accompanies the dx phase and for a while later, certainly has the capacity to cut into activity, but it's also a good opportunity for the body to psychologically adjust to the Cosmos flipping persons the bird, as well as the immune system to recharge, and get a bit healthier for the fish ahead. (Though I admit to having toyed with the question as to whether both cancer cells and normal cells grow more with adequate sleep. Still don't have anything approaching an answer yet, though).
Anyway, all of that said, Dr. Fuhrman's/Fuhrmann's advice for a healthy cancer-aware diet is very similar on the surface to some of what your article stated; a focus on beans/legumes, grains, nuts, oats, etc., with a minor presence of bulkier carbs, like potatoes, etc., and LOTS of veggies, nuts, and fruits, with the nuts, veggies and fruits being consumed at about 50% raw and 50% cooked..
All's well and good, not too difficult to achieve, saves money on groceries, improves health for the average body etc., right up until the conflicts between the cancer diet and diabetes diet come into play.
So for me, and I suspect others who have this sort of dietary tight-rope to contend with, some juggling takes place in choosing what feeds my cancer that I can get rid of, with out taking away from my other dietary needs.
I try to limit them, but these days I occasionally eat ONE organic, Turkish dried apricots, unsulfured. Supposed to be good for the liver, reduced introduction of sulfur, compared to the bright orange chemically uncool 'cots). But that's as much carb as I'll consume at any given time.
Same for dried legumes, such as black turtle beans, kidney beans, split peas, etc. I can make them in a variety of dishes that are healthy, and can include brown rice for a complete protein, but I have to watch the portion size, or I screw myself in other ways.
As I wrote months ago, it seems, in a way, it can seem like a form of penance for past lifestyle excesses, but it also reaffirms the body's ability to bounce back in resilience if given a chance... and the number of times the body is asked to do this doesn't exceed the body's ability to oblige the demands.
I've eaten my decarboxylated CBD flowers hours ago, then a while after that, I ate my decarbed THC flowers, so I'm going to go and lay down for a while, after I phone someone I promised I would call them back, catch a brief nap, seal up the bulk CBD flowers and THC flowers that aren't yet decarbed and put them into the freezer once sealed, then try to make up lost ground from the poor time and energy management of earlier in the day.
Life; a long exercise lasting most of a century for most of us, during which we repeatedly try to teach ourselves a more pervasive way of self-discipline, but instead, often end up quitting in humility.