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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Monday, March 29, 2010

Thirty six hours. THIRTY SIX HOURS! That's the period of recovery in sleep hours from my galavanting sat. Night, just a laid back evening of shopping capped off by drinks and dinner that had me home by 10pm. Andrea told me I would sleep all day the next day. She told me to apologize to j for it. I denied it. I was feeling so good. She was right. X was right. My body had different plans. I fell asleep about 2am sat morning (had a little insomnia) and I dragged myself out of bed at 7 am fully intending on caring for x but fell sound asleep on the couch instead. I opened my eyes enough to hear x declare my punishment for blowing curfew. How does a 7 year old ground mom? He declared I would be stuck on the couch all day and then laughed. He laughed bc, ha ha, my ass was stuck to the couch all sunday since I was so tired. My body was punishing me and he knew it. Ha ha. The whole day I woke only long enough to drink some juice and eat ritz crackers. I moved from the couch to the bedroom about 6pm and that was my big activity for the day. I finally was forced to join the land of the living at 6am since I have appt in boston. Getting up was more difficult than usual since I slept and didn't get my meds. Ugh was it hard to move, but I got it moving. I'm out of bed. I'm off the couch, and my good time on saturday night, absolutely worth it.

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