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, October 30, 2009

Is it okay to cheer for the yankees since the red sox are out? 
This wouldn't be treason in any way would it? Because I am a fiercely loyal person when it comes to getting someone's back, but since the Red Sox are out of the way. . 
I've been feeling conflicted. Pleas people, let me know.
This is definately a confucious type life question that needs resolve, much like: if I write something nobody reads it, was I actually heard?
 MY 8 week long lung crisis is nearly over. 
I've been infected with a virus that has attacked everybody with all the good juicy side effects of the flu except a fever. 
These symptoms bought me a nasal washing, and I took it, wholeheartedly, to make sure I was wantonly infecting my loved ones.
 Haven't heard of it? Its a lot like its name. A respiratory therapist squirts saline up my nose and then sucks as much as it they can back out to test for viruses. 
If you may possibly have one ever in your future: it's good times. Love it. 
If you think you can stay far away from the test: it's about as fun as getting my chest tube pulled. They're advancing they're technique. Not as bad as a couple years ago. 
Weds appt confirmed once again, my eyes are bad. He upped my restasis (the steriod in my eyes), kept me on my doxicycline, and plugged a duct that had unplugged. 
I'm hoping to be in stellar shape because I have one serious week next week: my meeting on Mon., which I didn't realize I needed so badly. 
I desperately need to move on from this stage in my life, this whole cancer thing. The way my whole life has been stunted is suffocating.
I've never really done ANYTHING for four years.
I have achievement ADD. I accomplish what I can in 3.5 years and get out.
High school I finished in 3.5 years. College I finished in 3.5 years. I think I need to be done with cancer in 3.5 years. 
This would put my projected fix date at October 2009.
F*********. I guess we won't count recovery.


brynn said... need to root for the phillies!

emjay. said...

phillies or bust!

Jennie said...

I'm with Brynn on this one - Phillies.

linda keenan said...

i love the kissing red sox yankees pic!