letter-c day 54, & film challenge

https://sandmanjazz.wordpress.com/2020/07/15/30-day-film-challenge-day-15/

Today is day 15 and the prompt is a film that broke your heart.

I’ll begin with the film that broke my heart. It was the Notebook, a 2004 romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes, written by Jeremy Leven and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love in the 1940s. Their story is read from a notebook in the present day by an elderly man (played by James Garner), telling the tale to a fellow nursing home resident (played by Gena Rowlands, who is Cassavetes’s mother). ~ Wikipedia.

The reason for my sadness was my grandparents passed away in a similar style. My grandma had dementia and didn’t know anyone but my grandpa patiently buffered as did Garner in the movie. The difference in my world is my grandpa passed and my grandma joined him a few months later without ever speaking again. So it hit on so many emotional levels, I haven’t been able to watch it without tears. Yeah, I know I’m a sappy one at heart beneath my gruff exterior.

54 days into the letter -c, nothing has changed except I’m getting familiar alternative resources that exist out there to help me win this battle.  I am not interested in chemo or radiation but if changing my food consumption, and daily activities along with immuno-therapy can kick this disease to the curb, I’m in. I’m reading everything I can so every decision I make will be beneficial to me.

“While we long for life without difficulties, we’re reminded that oaks grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure.”– Peter Marshall

Cancer ….I’m watching you, I’m the stalker you’re going to wish you never met.  With that note let’s go to my song choice for today.  Every Breath You Take.  If you’re not familiar with the background of this story, Sting said it’s about jealousy, ownership, surveillance during the break up of his first marriage. He stalked like I will this disease.

https://ig.ft.com/life-of-a-song/every-breath-you-take.html#:~:text=It’s%20about%20jealousy%20and%20surveillance,arena%20tour%20of%20the%20US.&text

Every Breath You Take
The Police
Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay, I’ll be watching you
Oh, can’t you see you belong to me
How my poor heart aches with every step you take
Every move you make, and every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I’ll be watching you
Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace
I dream at night, I can only see your face
I look around but it’s you I can’t replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep crying, “Baby, baby, please”
Oh, can’t you see you belong to me
How my poor heart aches with every step you take
Every move you make and every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I’ll be watching you
Every move you make, every step you take, I’ll be watching you
I’ll be watching you
Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take (I’ll be watching you)
Every single day, every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)
Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake (I’ll be watching you)
Every single day, every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)
Every breath you take, every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take (I’ll be watching you)
Every single day, every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)
Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake (I’ll be watching you)
Every single day, every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Gordon Sumner
Every Breath You Take lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
I have no intention of letting this disease have the upper hand, battle lines drawn and I’m a fierce competitior.  I own this body, not you cancer so get used to being stalked. This is a vow I will not break.
Cancer Culinary toolkit addition for today is:
Edamane or soybeans are anti-inflammatory, they supposedly jump start our immune system in addition to putting up roadblocks that starve new cancer cells.
Eggs are anti-inflammatory according to the authors of the Cancer Fighting Kitchen  but there’s a lot of controversy about their benefits versus risks. Trust your gut on this one. For me, eggs have always been a staple in my diet and my cholesterol numbers are excellent so I’m not inclined to kick them to the curb unless instructed to.
I’ve posted a lot of links today to help if you know someone like me battling the letter-c. Knowledge is power. Even if you’re not facing this battle, healthy food consumption is key to your continued health.
“You have to be willing to give up the life you planned, and instead, greet the life that is waiting for you.”– Joseph Campbell
My pleasure reading has taken a serious hit the last couple of days with getting the taxes out of here. My husband suffered with the brunt of the nightmare which I am grateful for. I helped with the organization but all the data entry fell upon him. Now that it is in the mail I’m looking forward to digging into Rebel Yell by S.C. Gwynne in addition to finishing diyMFA and Queenie and Steering the Craft. I enjoy reading different topics in my day. diyMFA and Steering the Craft, I’m doing practice exercises along with the reading material so they’re definitely not bedtime reading. Queenie fulfills that position whereas Rebel Yell is a thick book that I do better sitting upright in a chair holding. What about your reading habits? How do you do it? I’m curious.
On Writing.com I’m organizing another virtual blogging trip for our group of writers. I’m looking forward to the mental distraction. We had a blast the last few times we did it together. Basically, I prepare an itinerary, and they either look up on the web about the location, and discuss what would appeal to them if they were actually there in person. Would it be the food, the setting, the people they’re with (fellow bloggers) the nightlife, history or art? Other bloggers must comment on at least two blogs to make it enjoyable.

 

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types/immunotherapy

https://news.llu.edu/patient-care/7-foods-fight-cancer-heart-disease-and-enhance-health

https://www.webmd.com/cancer/features/top-cancer-fighting-foods#1

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cancer-fighting-foods

https://www.mskcc.org/news/truth-behind-three-natural-cures

https://www.roswellpark.org/cancertalk/201810/activating-your-immune-system-against-cancer

https://www.dana-farber.org/for-patients-and-families/care-and-treatment/support-services-and-amenities/nutrition-services/faqs/soy-and-cancer/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cancer-and-diet

Cancer Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson.

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