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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Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm finally getting some of that energy I've been wishing so badly for back.
I've also been trying to write (hence the routine) but I was sick of hearing myself whine.
That's all my head was doing, constantly, reminding me I couldn't breathe. I could barely leave the house, my life is over, blah, blah, blah.
I'm trying to turn those nasty voices off, or at least the volume down, and enjoy the capacity I do have.
Forcing myself into activity has worked.
It doesn't alleviate the constant anxiety I have over the fact that my lungs are not functioning properly.
But they're not actually failing either.
I have tests the 28th to determine if the inhalers and zithromax have worked to improve my pulmonary function.
I also have a CT that day to check out, among other things, the status of the infiltrates in my lungs and any possible suspicious node activity (aka cancer).
These past couple days, and probably for the rest of the week, I've been taking one task at a time focusing on family and friends.
I'm finally learning to enjoy the simplicity of it all, and I think that's one great Christmas gift to me.

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