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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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vic Update 11/15

Hi to all

I have very good news to start off this update.

Friday we got the results of Hillary's PET scan. She is officially in remission!!! 2 clear PET scans in a row.

We are so excited. But we decided not to celebrate because it always seems to be something else to pop up.

Sure enough Saturday Morning early she spiked a fever so Nancy and Hillary were back at Dartmouth. Xander had been exposed to the flue at school this week. So without a doubt they admitted her, gave her therma flu (actually tamiflu, which is not over-the-counter) and watched her carefully.

Her lungs are still giving her a lot of trouble and she still uses oxygen.

Well by Sunday she was doing better but her MEDI port, This thing that looks like a pace maker in her chest, looks like it was getting red.

This has a lead that allows them easy access to her veins instead of an I.V. They were scheduled to take it out on Wednesday because she would not need any more chemo thru it. They will take it out on Monday. They have started her on antibiotics. She will be in for a few more days.

Well what else could go wrong when we got such good news? That was enough for now. Hillary has become the poster child for Murphy's Law. What ever can go wrong, will go wrong. But she has beaten her Cancer again!! We have lost count how many times she has beaten it!! This time we feel it!! When she gets out this time she will return to a normal life.

She needs a good 6-12 months to recover from the treatments. I think the treatments are tougher than the cancer. So lets hope and pray we are right.

Let her have a normal Christmas. She has not had 1 in 4 years. Even the 1 5years ago she new she had something wrong. So if I can give any words of wisdom. when you are healthy, enjoy that time, don't wish it away. Just look away from all your stress and problems and thank God for what you have!!

It's a wonderful life if you believe!!ThanksVic, Nancy, Patrick and Grace, Heather, Allen, Pierce and Preston, Jon Xander and especially Hillary

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