If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked this question!
As I write, this month marks four years since a man slammed his car into the rear of my vehicle where I was a passenger, after a three-and-a-half-hour yoga workshop.
I mention the yoga because I am grateful that my body was rested, stretched and relaxed at the time of impact. I hate to think what may have happened otherwise.
Fast forward to now and I am still having treatment most days.
I just wanted to explain why I have been largely invisible in the public eye as I recover.
I also want to encourage anyone who has any kind of collision to pay careful attention to their bodies and, to NEVER underestimate the impact of a car slamming into another car, where we may be sitting.
Our bodies are bags of mush on top of a bony skeleton.
Our brains are as soft as butter inside a bony shell.
We need to treat our precious bodies with absolute respect on a daily basis, but most of us treat ourselves like garbage dumps.
Today, I am grateful for the therapy I have daily, the fact that my neck wasn’t broken, that I can still drive and that I can still write, talk and laugh.
Sleep has been elusive for four years and so my changes of cancer are greatly increased.
So I embrace a strict ketogenic diet, and live an alcohol-free, drug-free, caffeine-free, grain-free and sugar-free lifestyle.
I’ve stopped treating food as entertainment instead of fuel.
I’m grateful for the doctors who have shown me how keto is helping my body to heal.
In one year, my fatty liver has reversed itself, all my inflammatory markers have moved backwards and I am looking younger.
It’s not all bad!
I’ll see you out and about before you know it.
And remember, if you have ANY kind of road collision, please know that your body may store the trauma and not show any damage for six months.
You deserve to look after yourself.
Love as always,