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."
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
just keep breathing....
I'm breathing. Yes, I am. You would have had this info had blogger not lost the posting. I just like doing things the hard way.I also do not have my computer or the book I have by dying to read. Those got left in the car. First things first, the Wellington's (my sister and bro-in-law) had their second son. They now are the proud parents of pierce (26 months) and Preston Wellington. With names like those, I feel like I may need to get dressed up just to hang out with them. There is going to be nothing but good things for this fam tis week. . I was able to get out of bed and move by 11pm last night thanks to whoever denied me my catheter. It has been beneficial. I've been up several times. . I'm moving relatively painfree.They're pushing me off the iv pain meds quickly.Can't a girl get a day of rest? I can feel my lung expanding better all ready. 1/3 of my "snotoma" is gone through the surgery. My 02 sats are up from low 90s (my norm previously) to 98 and up. That's worth a thoracic search. I feel the remaining stuff moving. I have a small air leak (a hole left in my lung that hasn't completely resolved) but hopefully it will fix itself by tomorrow so I can get my chest tube out. Prior to removing the tube, I'll be put on gravity drainage. This is like a trial to make sure my lung can remain inflated without the tube. If not, it's another day here hanging out with my chest drainage system. . Not sure where the plan goes from here. I was hoping for results within 48 hours and then maybe I could be sent off to my second home, 1W, to be treated for what's hopefully a very susceptible easy-to-treat fungus. Then I'll be off and running with my treatment right on time for my christmas miracle. Pray those prayers.