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."
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.