I LOVE COMMENTS! Sometimes I really wonder if I’m just talking to myself when I blog. It’s kind of an isolating one sided world. I definitely hope I AM NOT offending anybody with what I say. If I do, blame it on the drugs or the new immune system taking over my personality.
I am listening. I check my comments daily in the morning. It sets the tone for my day. I’ll be honest, I haven’t even looked to see how I can reply. I think I may look into that soon.
I really just want to educate people so you don’t feel uncomfortable facing cancer. Nobody should feel like a leper while their ill. They need support and love. I also want to outline my trip, trials, and tribulations to soothe people’s fears in facing a fight with cancer, not only as a patient, as a mother or father, husband or child.
Mainly, selfishly, I want to get all these rants off my chest. I never, actually, thought people would listen, but hooray, they are.
For example, somehow, someday, I do not remember, I contacted the Globe and ranted about how lymphoma patients love John Lester. I said he’s our new hero, and he should step up and represent. He needs to give back.
I do not remember doing this. This is the scary thing about ranting with cancer. My mind is not right. I have no edit button. I’m forgetful. Very scary with a mouth like mine.
I did not get in on the piece. I think twenty-six was deemed too old for this silliness. I thought 26 year old with a 5 year old was great, we could make it a family affair, or I could make it worth Lester’s time ;) Just kidding.
You can check it out http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1125210&format=comments#415717
So The Globe so graciously sent me a copy of the article. I commented. I’m not going to hate that they have my idea without including me. I’m interested that they’re actually listening.
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."