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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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.


Valerie said...

I didn't want to say this when you got your mediport installed, but my dad's caused him a lot of problems with infections. They eventually removed it. I hope your infection clears up incredibly quickly. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hey! we're neighbors! We'll come say hi.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hillary,
I know that you have had a tough few days, but keep your spirit strong. We are rooting and praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you & pulling for you Hill.