…a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often wryly amusing as a result.

I believe I eat healthily. I have a number of friends who frequently message me, after seeing something I have posted on my Instagram account @jfb50, asking me, ‘What on earth is that?’ or ‘So what does that do?’ย  I even have one particular checkout assistant at my local supermarket who quizzes me on everything that passes along the belt – ‘How are you going to cook that?’ and one day popped up in the spice aisle when I was looking for sumac and followed me around the supermarket asking me all about the food I was buying!

I eat a balanced diet and thoroughly enjoy what I eat. I ‘listen’ to my body and respond to any dietary preferences. Talking of preferences – I avoid taking tablets of any kind if I can – unless prescribed.

So…with this in mind, this week, I ‘willingly’ signed the consent forms for a 6×3 week treatment cycle of chemotherapy. The impact of these toxins: the destruction of the flora in my large intestine that I have nurtured with my daily kefir and frequent meals of beans and pulses; the stripping of calcium from my body and all manner of other unpleasantness that I don’t really want to think about! But of course, the pay off is, I hope, the destruction of anything lurking in my system that shouldn’t be there.

I know that the food I eat will heal me and my positive attitude will see me through ๐Ÿ™‚

Any tips gratefully received ๐Ÿ™‚


18 thoughts on “Irony

  1. Pomegranate juice restores healthy blood circulation which in turn helps restoring most of the internal balance. Another thing they fed me, years ago, was caviar, by tablespoons, but all things considered, pomegranate juice is a much cheaper option ๐Ÿ™‚
    Again, my nest wishes and prayers are with you!


  2. I know nothing more than of what I read regarding foods which boost the system.. But what I know of your fabulous self is this.. You are fab and some one that wonderful who has made and can make a difference in someone else’s life will benefit from grace and positivity.. Help comes in sometimes the most unexpected forms.. My very best wishes ๐ŸŒน

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  3. My hopes and prayers are with you, dear Jo. My advice: do anything that makes you feel better, do all you can to stay positive, seek out kind people & avoid all others, stay in the moment. The best advice I hear when I was going thru radiation was from a cancer survivor. She recounted how a friend of hers worried for years about reoccurrence of cancer. Over that span of time, many people dear to her passed away from various other causes. The message being, we only truly have this moment.

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  4. Jo, I’ve just read this post… sending you love and positive thoughts. i so agree with you that the food that you eat will heal you and a positive attitude will get you through. bless you ๐Ÿ™‚ Deborah (Desires of the foodaholics) xx

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