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."

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Friday, November 7, 2008

What A had to Say

I saw Dr. A yesterday. My labs are gorgeous and I’m looking great. End of discussion.
He answered some questions I had: whether or not I could wear my contacts or not yet, if I could eat mangoes, if a child could come stay with me. . .
No. No. No.
I stopped asking yes and no questions. Maybe, if I just changed my approach. . .
My WBCs are 7.6 (normal, but still immature. I am not in the safe zone yet), RBCs 3.52, H&H 12.5 & 36.1. All Normal. WOOOOYOOO.
My K+ is high at 5.4. I was told to stop eating foods high in potassium (bananas, oranges, potatoes, etc.)
I don’t eat these foods. I’m a little confused. . .
I also asked to have my neck checked. Just because I’m paranoid, and think I feel a lump, which is probably scar tissue.
I’ll get a neck CT next week. He promises the insurance will be taken care of. I’m skeptical.
Health insurance is an oxymoron, like an educated guess.
Either way, I’m looking good, and in the absence of side effects, I made the executive decision to stop my MS contin and begin the weaning process.
I’ve taken a total of 5 mg so far today, when generally I have taken 15-20 mg by now.
I AM SO HAPPY. I’m going to get back to myself again. I want everybody who is facing this to know they can too.

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