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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Monday, February 2, 2009

Simplifying life

Today is the first day I have X home in the morning.
I am so excited. I’ve got a schedule worked out that incorporates the things he likes in combination with some one-on-one teaching, which I’ve been told is not required in NH since kindergarten is optional.
I’ll be doing it anyway of course, using things he enjoys and customizing the education for him.
I’m excited about the bonding time during my good hours (the morning from wake-up until 1pm, after that I’m not functioning at full capacity).
I’m hoping I’ll be more consistent as a mom by having him during my good times instead of the iffy ones.
Either way, I’m excited, he’s excited, we’re all excited.
I’ve finally decided it’s time to simplify my life, again. I go through this phase every once and a while, but I’m planning for keeps this time.
My mind is cluttered with too many activities then I don’t get anything quite right.
So here are the priorities right now:
1. My health, and all the research, appointment, and time consumption that comes along with it.
2. My family (where would I be without them)
3. My two projects (my blog and a new site I’m in the process of creating
Obviously within all these categories I have my faith, which may be the most important factor of all and my new simplified, organized mindset.
Cheers to this.
Today I still feel like I got hit by a truck.
I’m really hoping it’s my body detoxing so I can live a healthier, more energetic life with all the vitality I have to offer. I was warned side effects like this may happen.
Toxins are being released from my tissues (from the massage) and my organs (from the medications and diet), the excess has to present somewhere.
It just seems to be presented in muscle and joint pain, stomach cramping, a sore throat, and post-nasal drip, just to name a few.
What am I going to do about this?
I’m going to keep it moving. If I stop and lay around, I don’t know if my body will work through this and come back in tip-top shape.
At least, I’m hoping this is where the suffering is coming from and not from some bacteria or virus I picked up, but time will tell this.
Happy Monday.


Anonymous said...

Hill~ I hope you start to feel better soon, we had a blast yesterday and the kids didn't want to leave, but Luke came home and went straight to bed he was so tired... LOL, I'll give you a call tomorrow, get some rest maybe that will help. luv ya

Anonymous said...

I think you're on the right track - simplify and concentrate so that you can get the biggest enjoyment from the limited amount of energy you have right now. Definitely get the most bang for the buck! Keep up your descriptions of your life so that we can learn from you... you have certainly made a difference for a lot of us!

Keep moving!

DebA said...

Sounds like exactly what you need and your family...good for you! I continue to be amazed at your grace and style. Thank you for sharing!