We’ve traveled over one and a half years on this plant based diet road. We’ve not cheated much but I will admit that John had a Java Chiller from Sonic a week or so ago. He had a wisdom tooth pulled and while under the influence of Doc-given-drugs, he begged for his old farmiliar treat. We’d left the surgeon’s office, and dropped a pain script at CVS when John asked for it. His asking turned into begging so I turned the car around and drove thru the Sonic drive thru. He ate the whole thing before we got home. How was I to know that he’d have no memory of eating that sugary treat? I had to show him the video that I filmed so he’d believe he ate it all.
Other than that, we’ve been very diligent to adhere to our no oil, no dairy, & no meat eating style. We meet our Sunday School Class on most Monday nights at a local pizza place. While they eat pizza, we load up on the salad bar. It really doesn’t bother either of us. We enjoy the fellowship but John does enjoy telling them that while they’re not looking, he licks their pizza.
So we keep pushing forward on our plant based journey and recently were greatly encouraged at one of John’s checkups. Though they won’t do an angiogram anytime soon, they do check his carotid arteries yearly via ultrasound. Even the doctor was surprised when John’s plaque had decreased in his neck. It went from twenty-five percent blocked to seventeen on one side and nineteen on the other. The technician wrote below it that his carotids were like those of a fifty-two year old.
In the meantime, we’ve traveled some other roads as well. We celebrated John’s 60th birthday(which he never thought he’d see) And we’ve celebrated our 4th anniversary with a trip to Eagles Nest, Red River, Tin Cup, and Lake City, Colorado. We are blessed. Thank you, Lord.
Church with our dear friends Gay and Andy was a special treat.