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Vanilla Orchid wrote: ...A few months ago, one of my dear union brothers ("Mike") retired, I guess in his mid 50's. He was overweight, and had a history of high blood pressure. He had a stroke at his retirement party--right in front of his wife and 16-year old daughter. He had just completed a travel agent course, and had great plans for a change of careers. That is now off the table. He spent three weeks in ICU on a feeding tube and ventillator, and thankfully, is now improving. He's talking, and eating on his own, but he's paralyzed on one side, and his short-term memory sucks. Some of us have been trying to raise money to help with the cost of his therapy (which is through the roof). And I'm kicking myself for never mentioning this lifestyle to him because I didn't want to be rude. I'll be visiting Southern CA in about a month on a family matter, and I plan to visit Mike, who is now in a rehabilitation facility. I'm also planning to have a talk with his wife, who needs all the support she can get to help Mike get well.
MaryW wrote:It's a fine line to walk with people. If you volunteer health info, people get defensive. If they ask for more info on your lifestyle, they say it's too extreme for them. But if you say nothing, you wonder if you could have helped. I see people in the library all the time checking out books on cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes. But I don't think they would listen to me if I said anything about McD-ing. I've recommend books and people tell me they are too radical. It's like we know the best secret in the world, but no one wants to hear it!