June 5, 2011 I’m taking Zantac now so the stomach acid is under control and the stomach and abdominal pains have lessened. Friday I was authorized a 3 minute phone call with my mom, which is unheard of. They allowed it hoping she would talk me out of this. I did agree to fight for medical issues only. Since the administration has already agreed to give me the Hepatitis A & B vaccine, I’m fighting now primarily for a liver biopsy to be able to determine the damage that HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) has done to my liver. I’m also fighting for proper diet that consists of no processed foods or sugars. Doctors who specialize in HCV recommend that I eat fresh fruits and vegetables and lean low fat meats such as fish and white-meat chicken and turkey. None of these items are provided on the regular FDOC diet. Fruit is only served every 4 weeks and nothing but processed meats are served to Death Row, which contain numerous chemicals that my already damaged liver has to work harder to filter out. I’ve filed a grievance that will be going out in the morning. I’ll post their response here on my blog.
I hope to end my hunger strike in the next week. I hate to drop other issues but I’m doing this for my mom. Thank you for you time and for those of you who have supported me.