I am not dying from cancer. I am living with cancer. I am LIVING with my disease and will continue to do so until either my cure or my death. I have been very fortunate in the two and a half years since my diagnosis with Hodgkin's lymphoma to have family, friends, and a community that have supported me and my family in facing a very vicious internal battle for my health. I have been able to witness the limitless generosity and compassion of human kind that only seems to present itself in the most dire of situations. I am eternally blessed to have experienced this firsthand in my life. It is a life lesson few of us have the luxury of experiencing . My suffering has not been purposeless. Having cancer has allowed me to truly live, and for this reason, I want everyone to realize that I am living with cancer and I am not dying from it.
I would like to invite everyone to experience my life with me. I would like everyone to see that although I have suffered and will suffer more than most people will in a lifetime, I am living a very happy, full life. I have received thousands of words of encouragement. I have received tens of thousands of dollars in donations. To thank everybody appropriately would never be possible. I am thankful. I will be grateful for the rest of my life. I hope to prove to you that you have invested in a worthy cause. I would like you to watch my life to be assured that your investment is sound. I would like you to know exactly how a situation like mine occurs. My life is an open book. I welcome you to watch and judge. Enjoy my blog.
Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.
He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.
Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."
I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.
I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."