Thank you Fonty for your post. I always enjoy reading your perspective and the wealth of your experience and knowledge.
Regarding your statement "And who knows, you may have enough success just with the fasting to avoid the operation altogether. We really don't know the limits of the human body as yet so it's always worth giving it your best shot." --that is what I am counting on.
I am going to try to give it my best shot. I realize by having eaten some bread and udon in the refeeding period and not having juiced properly that I am cheating the process and myself and must be more disciplined.
The scary part of the surgery is that there is no way that can avoid impact to the spinal cord and that is not good, but if things go unchecked ( ie. if the process is progressive and that is what the physician says will happen) then prognosis is not good so better to have surgery before critical mass or something like that.
When you first started out, did you change your lifestyle immediately to raw and never go back after your first long fast or was it progressive growing into it sort of thing?
I do find it hard now that I am eating and feeding my husband different things at times. But he is very supportive of all this so I really blessed. He said he would try the raw lifestyle with me for 2 months. Fasting he said he would only do if he really had to but he has been happy with the improvements he has seen in me. I like the thought of having a fasting buddy, but then again if you both adult household members do the fasting at same time and have bad detox, who manages people animals and stuff? Just a thought.. think I am rambling.. Thanks for your reponse. Take care.