As part of my health plan, of which sunshine, nature, exercise, yoga and peaceful surroundings are a huge part, I find myself today, on the new moon and beginning of August, living in Fire Island, NY just steps from the Atlantic Ocean.
On a car-less summer island, I travel barefoot to neighboring communities on the beach or sandy back roads, to explore, visit with friends, listen to music, or write for the Fire Island News.
Lots of friendly, free-roaming deer for sure, and so much more. Here is a photographic glimpse of my Fire Island travels, so far.
I refer to my tiny, secluded beach cottage as my hospital room sometimes, to remind myself that while most diagnosed with cancer are forced into terrifying thoughts, treatments, and surroundings, I have bravely and gratefully chosen a mindset and road less traveled. I am sure that has a lot to do with why I am still here to write about it, six years later.
It’s not easy living the life of the rich and famous (well paying the rent anyway), whether it is on Fire Island, Shelter Island, or the Hamptons. It is expensive, as is my health protocol, which now includes sublingual (under the tongue) liquid extract of medical marijuana. In order to make ends meet on a journalist salary, I cut back on what is not necessary in order to survive, literally (and have gotten by with a little help from my friends, which is much appreciated).
Many things I’ve eliminated are not necessary anyway, and even harmful. Like health insurance, which pays for treatments and diagnostics that can spread cancer instead of those that prevent and/or cure it. The money I would spend on that is currently paying for my medicine, which is legal in only a dozen or so states, yet it is the most promising treatment I’ve learned about in my six years of research. So much so, that I have also cut out most of the other supplements listed in my health protocol too, during my own clinical trial. My body seems to really want this medicine, according to applied kinesiology testing by my health practitioner in Sag Harbor, and my own intuition and observations.
Thanks as always for your ongoing prayers and positive thoughts. I feel them!