I hope there are many people reading this thread who have followed it from the beginning. If so, they can not failed to be impressed with the improvements in your physiology. What impresses me about you is that you have been driven to a vegan diet to try and do something about your ill health and not just because you do not agree with eating animals, although that is an added bonus, don't you think?
When I look back, I was brought up believing that meat/fish were essential to good health; not now do I believe that! Presumably, you do not take any milk in either? With the list of improvements you have experienced, it does not surprise me that many in your family are going to follow your lead. I don't know if there is any mileage left in this thread as it has culminated in a considerable success story. Perhaps I should summarise what I have learnt from this discussion:
1. Cut out all animal/fish products from your diet.
That includes cheese/milk etc.
2.Eat grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Cut out all supplements with the exception of vitamin B12.
3. Read up about the vegan/plant diet from books written by McDougall, Esslestyne, Colin T. Campbell.
Have I essentially got that right? Please amend add or delete as appropriate.
PS. What was your lifestyle BEFORE you changed to a vegan diet?