Goudas Pain & Suffering
For anyone who attempts to understand the meaning of the following pictures and article, please note that it is important not to criticize or make comments before reading it entirely.
You may be familiar with the book Miracles Still Do Happen.
Within this book, there is the description of how, out of nowhere, a simple sneeze can result in paralysis.
The injuries sustained as a result, did not resolve quickly they took a very long time to get better, though not completely.
In the first few years of the accident, Mr. Goudas had to get to know by name and social insurance number many acupuncturists, chiropractors physiotherapists and so on...
Eventually, he underwent an operation on his back and for a while things seemed to be resolving themselves and the pain vanished.
This was short lived, as the pain soon returned with greater intensity.
Dealing with the floaters (You may read about floaters in the book mentioned above) in conjunction with the pain, it was sometimes unbearable for him.
Despite these facts: the pain, screaming, floaters, agonizing misery, limited mobility, constant visits to the doctor and from the doctor, being poked and prodded and countless, sleepless nights; Mr. Goudas, as is his nature, tried effortlessly, to find the good and bright side of this traumatic situation.
He eventually enlisted the assistance of qualified secretaries and started to think about a meaningful way to utilize what seemed like endless nights of pains.
He came up with the idea to document his experiences, in articles and books, and to create tasty, recipes.
On visiting Mr. Goudas' website you will find (with the exception of a few that are dramatically sad and may leave you in tears), an endless collection of articles and books filled with comedy.
Take for instance, The Cow Foot Story or even the hilariously, funny, Mango Tree Story.
The Cow Foot Story is a funny, yet quite unbelievable, portrayal of his early beginning in Canada.
The story describes Mr. Goudas trying to communicate with his limited English and Greek accent, while trying to understand a Jamaican fellow who came into his store one day speaking Jamaican patois (patwa), asking for Cow foot and Cow Cod. "Yeah Man!"
The Mango Story, which was written on New Years Day, is also a hilarious comedy that talks about the arrival and introduction of the mango to Canada.
In the book, you will learn that marijuana tastes much better after eating mangoes. Mr. Goudas also introduces a new medical terminology – M.O.C.S: “Mango Overeating Collapse Syndrome”.
Undoubtedly, the comedy within the book is beautiful and will have you laughing unendingly or as they say in Jamaica, it is filled with “belly bussing laughter”.
We mentioned earlier that the book was written on New Years day – Is it a surprise? Imagine, this man who has produced more than 1000 products globally, that according to many are the best in the world, despite the demands of running the business on a daily basis, found and still finds the time to support a huge amount of organizations, associations and charities.
This can be verified by viewing the letters of appreciation if you have enough time to read.
In the last eight pictures below, you can see him with his cane and the painful expression on his face.
Peter Goudas, still found time to attend events that happened within food banks for the homeless and underprivileged.
Food banks that he supported on a year round basis.
In the illustrations, the faces are concealed to help maintain their privacy and sense of dignity.
We must remind you at this point, that like some of them, He was homeless - when he arrived in Canada.
You may read his Biography which shares a wealth of information.
The series of pictures that follow (pictures two to four) shows a professional explaining the spinal injury and the treatment necessary for recovery.
The other pictures illustrate Mr. Goudas receiving massage treatment, acupuncture and being taught how to balance, strengthen his muscles and stand up.
You may find it funny that in one of the pictures the way he tries to lift his hand seems like he is portraying a fellow saluting Hitler or perhaps taking some initial steps for ballet dancing.
Pictures like these are not usually displayed on the website and although it is serious and of great significance to people suffering from a similar situation, to the rest of us it appears to be a comedy.
We should pause here for a moment to interject that in the beginning of this article it says, “….out of nowhere a simple sneeze can result in paralysis…”
Mr. Goudas leaves it up to you to decide...Serious or silly.
We asked Mr. Goudas what he thinks about the whole situation - in retrospect and he mentioned the following:
“Well I was able to get a disability permit for life, so I can park in close proximity to where ever I go, and with the assistance of my secretaries, I have written: More than 50 Fifty books
With the story of Wingless Joe, Limping John and Jimmy Missing Feather.
Mr. Goudas added, “I have also written over (1000) one thousand step-by-step recipes with picture illustrations, some allready posted and some to be posted - recipes that are considered by many to be the best in the world because they are all original.”
“Take for instance the pastitsio recipe.
However, at one moment, while He was watching the group enjoy the dish, (and there were lots of mmm’s), by quickly scanning everyone, He noticed that his oriential salesman had made a Pastitsioni sandwich.
After spending the time to make it perfect, carefully cutting it into even squares and providing plates knives and forks so that all could enjoy, he was astonished to see such a thing!
At that moment, He asked for a piece of rope to commit suicide.
And the hilarious recipe, comedy, Racoon BBQ Barbeque .
Which to everyone’s surprise, has only been published in the recipe section for a short while on the web but has climbed to the number one spot on the Google Search Engine after the advertisments.
Mr. Goudas has even found the time to create more beautiful products such as the Mr. Goudas pasta line which after long research has been found to be the best pasta in the world ever.
In the first picture Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas who, was taken outside to get some sunshine, istrying to reach for and lift up the bottle - here he is in pain as he makes a gallant effort.
Dr. Nina Nejmeh, Doctor of Natural Medicine,
Health Wise Wellness Centre, a division of CDPC
He tries to lift his hand.
Seems like he is portraying a fellow saluting Hitler
Initial steps for ballet dancing.
This story aired several times on different radio programs, in churches and different media;
it is also a subject of discussion among hosts and guests on various radio programs.
Apparently this story has been an inspiration to many who have met similar fate and it has given them the will and the hope to stay strong.
The two pictures show him receiving acupuncture in the knee.
However, they also play an integral role in the creation and presentation
of recipes throughout the Goudas recipe website.
Sarah Dragon left from WWW.FLYERMALL.COM and Jannet Benigno professional caregiver who have taken on the responsibility to assit him through his ordeal.
Spyros Peter Goudas 2010: A welcoming moment.
After having endured severe back pains, surgery, physiotherapy, massage therapy, floaters in the eye and a period of almost incapacity, its a miracle to be mobile and active enough to be present for this important function!
Viewing the picture in detail, we still see evidence of pain and discomfort on his face.
In the illustration above he was attending a ceremony in his honour.
Here he received an award for his contribution to the community and for his assistance in helping the organization to feed the homeless on a regular basis.
We must remind you at this point, that like some of them,
he was homeless - when he arrived in Canada.
People find themselves being homeless or in need for a variety of reasons.
He is never judgemental of anyone needing assistance through a food bank.
All his volunteers treats everyone with respect and gives them the opportunity to take and eat as much as they need.
While viewing several of the event's pictures, we noticed that there were no signs indicating or stating Mr. Goudas Spyros Peter Goudas as the food donor.
We asked him how homeless people knew that he is responsible for their meals.
Mr Goudas answered, " People don't have to know that, only God Knows".
This article was recorded by Mickel Allen