I have mantle cell lymphoma, and to be so bold as to quote a line from another blogger “it may kill me.” Actually it is killing me, albeit very slowly at this point.
In the mean time, I have managed to survive without treatment, functioning [semi] normal by following a few simple rules. Eat a [mostly] well balanced diet, exercising (cycling mostly, at least up until recently, and further limited by open heart surgery), abstaining from taking supplements or any medications (also limited adherence to, due to open heart surgery), drinking 5 to 6 cups of [Japanese] green tea a day, and most importantly [lots of good wine], flossing and brushing my teeth twice a day, everyday.
But there was more, so I decided to chronicle my life from the beginning (not from when I was born, mind you, but from that fateful day), and remembering it’s not just about being sick. Even if you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness, that doesn’t mean life ends.
We’re all going to die, most of us just have different perspectives on when that is going to happen. It’s how we deal with the living part of our lives, that makes a difference.
If you really want to know more, read on………