You might have noticed I’ve been less active lately
with my website and my mailings, and I wanted let
you know what’s been going on.
I feel really badly for not creating as much content as
I normally do and it’s because I’ve been dealing with
several personal struggles in my life. I hope that by
sharing with you, you will be able to understand and
hopefully forgive me. You are really important to me
and I don’t want to lose you.
Back in January, I actually hurt myself quite badly from
typing and texting too much… It doesn’t sound serious,
but it is. Both of my arms have been pretty useless for the
past few months as I attend physic therapy and some
therapeutic massage appointments. This has made writing,
and especially cooking (chopping, stirring etc.) nearly
impossible due to my inflammation and extremely poor
grip. I am quite embarrassed to have hurt myself so badly
at this age and hope that this won’t be something that affects
Because of working less I have to cut my expenses and
move somewhere much more affordable and am headed
to a small city in Southern Ontario at the end of the month.
Packing and moving are my least favourite things to do, but
they are very necessary at this point.
In addition, my sweet kitty Xander I have had for 14 years
has been through hell the past month with vet visits every
week for urinary blockages and cystitis. He’s had crystals
removed surgically last month as well as a bladder flush when
he reblocked from inflammation 3 days later. I tried everything
the vet suggested and didn’t suggest to try to keep him healthy
and decrease his levels of inflammation. Even eating a raw meat
diet did not stop him from becoming partially blocked again last
week due to inflammation and urethra spasms (a side effect from
the first surgery that sometimes occurs). At this point, the vet
wants to do a second surgery to remove his sexual organs and
make his tubes bigger so he hopefully won’t be able to spasm or
block again in future. But all of this is extremely expensive, I
have spent upwards of $2800 on the first surgery and flush along
with medication, supplements, second opinions from holistic vets
etc, and his second surgery this week is going to be about $1400.
The reason I want to save Xander is because the vet has assured
me that he has no other health concerns after running a battery of
tests and may very well be able to live a happy life for at least
another 3-5 more years. He is my baby and I just can’t let myself
give up on him yet, but I am going deeply into debt with moving
expenses and vet bills on top of all my other business/living
So this is why I am dedicating my Spring Sale to Xander, in an
effort to offer you my best prices on my recipe programs so we
can help each other out.
I certainly understand if you prefer to stick to my fre.e. content
and that’s totally ok! You are in no way obligated to help, I just
wanted to let you know about this opportunity should you also be
tight with your purse strings lately as well and be looking to
improve your diet as well.
I am also welcoming donations, no matter how small if you feel
so inclined. Please know that everything I make in the next month
is going to help Xander who has been with me through every major
change in my life growing up. (A donation button is set up on sales
page, but you can also send via paypal.com to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer)
I appreciate your support no matter what, and even just signing up to
my newsletter and listening to what I have to say means the world to
me. For without you dear reader, there would be no
LowFatVeganChef.com and I’d just be a girl cooking alone in her
house with no one to inspire!
I feel a little bit better letting you know what’s been going on in
my life lately, and I hope you can forgive me if this was not the
news you were expecting to read today. But I am a real person and
feel that it is important to share both my successes and struggles
with my readers so we can grow together and support each other.
Again thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful Easter