Taking Food For Granted

My names Andrew Zagami and I just beat Cancer for the second time and I’m only 24. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be second time around, even the surgery wasn’t that bad, except for a few little surprises when I woke up…

you see the surgery went really well, they got out all the tumour and even told me I don’t need to have my second surgery they had planned in a couple weeks – bonus! But what did happen clearly wasn’t supposed to…

The vagus nerve helps to regulate the heartbeat, control muscle movement, keep a person breathing, and to transmit a variety of chemicals through the body. It is also responsible for keeping the digestive tract in working order, contracting the muscles of the stomach and intestines to help process food, and sending back information about what is being digested and what the body is getting out of it.

Because the tumour was wrapped around my Aorta they had to cut the vagus nerve which can potentially cause problems for my eating. The doctors told me that I wouldn’t be able to have big meals so I would have to stick with smaller portions throughout the day. I  even had to go on a no fat diet for a couple days in case fat leaked into my system which would have meant more surgery – thankfully I skipped that part.

Let me just quickly say a no fat diet is very boring and I’m glad it was only two days!!

‘Ok good for you, but what’s in it for me?’ I hear you say…

Well my point to all this is that we shouldn’t take food for granted! Too many people I know just eat whatever they want without realizing the consequences.

You see even though I may be stuck with eating smaller meals, I have a goal to reach. That goal is to be as strong as I was at the end of last year (before all this started) by the end of September this year. I will still need another week or two to recover from my surgery so that gives me just over 4 months.

So here’s what I’m going to do, once a month, maybe more depending on what you (my readers) want, I’m going to put up exactly what I’ve eaten for a day and how I fit it into my daily routine and where I’m at with progressing towards my goal.


Limitations can be removed and I’m going to show you how.

Can’t wait to share this journey with you.


Andrew Z


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