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."
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I had one helluva night. It's amazing how quickly circumstances change. I'm all infecected all over apparently it started with a tough of something on monday and went down hill. I thought I was doing well. No temp spiked, I get chills, I'm in the hospital with a mediport infection. I just barely got this power port put into place that would be super cool, but it got infected. Not so super cool anymore. I had to go to the er at night and be evaluated. It was determined I looked like things were inflammed or becoming infectiious. I had to decide if I could tolerate red man sx to get vanco. I decided to risk it since its only a skin problem and wouldn't cause respiratory problems. We really needed to focus on the infection and possible respiratory problems.