Live each day as if you have all the time in the world

August 29, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Don’t you think that the majority of us in some way overextended our bodies whether it was the stress of a relationship ending or stomach flu or whatever?? My taking care of my mother for five years and then her passing really did me in But I think the final straw for me was eating tomatoes. I remember that my right foot started getting a little numb and my doctor said not to worry, they have stuff that will stop me from getting GBS again. HA!!
So optomistically I figured it would not progress. Even when I was dragging my right foot in order to walk, I never thought it would progress to my not being able to stand for 5 months. I think the tomatoes kicked my body into full-blown inflammation…2 years later I was eating a delicious Jersey tomato a day and it created a painful bursitis in my shoulder. Cutting out tomatoes stopped the pain. Can you imagine if I were to have gone to a doctor, he most likely would have prescribed a steroid and I would have kept on eating the tomatoes. . What are the odds that he would have asked me about tomatoes?? Hindsight is great….isn’t it?? It sounds like your breakup put you on the path to GBS….can you think of something that kicked it over?? Or perhaps it was something that did not stand out (like tomatoes) Luckily I knew that many cases of arthritis are brought on by eating potatoes or tomatoes.
We need to do everything in moderation and like you said, “everything slower.” I liked that. After reading one of Deepak Chopra’s books, I use one of his ideas -Live each day as if you have all the time in the world.( He called it functional immortality.)