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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Thursday, April 15, 2010

I've been cursing myself since starting the two hour prep for my CT scan for not wearing more forgiving (aka elastic waistband) pants. 
How's that to make you feel rolly polly? 
Not only am I suffering from nausea with vomiting and cramping with bloating and diarrhea, I'm going to ad a full liter of fluid to the mix. Let's add insult to injury. 
At least I'm getting the results soon and will hopefully have the remedy to my upset tummy.
I'm beginning to wonder how much more of eating with consequences I could take before I become conditioned to eat nothing but toast and ritz crackers.
It's been over three weeks now.
I'll be seeing Dr. Marc today during pheresis time for (hopefully) some answers.
This way I can continue to get in tip top shape.
I've all ready started regulating my diet.
I've gone back to power smoothies (though I never really left them) and trying to stay away from the sweets.
It's going to take a while to purge our house of my previous sugar cravings, but that's okay.
I have self control, especially if it will make me feel better and stronger in the long run.


linda keenan said...

do you take zofran for nausea?
no magic bullet but worked a bit for me when i was flat-out from nausea all during pregnancy.

DebA said...

What amazes me most about you is that you always find the silver lining and keep your humor. I feel for you I cannot imagine. I pray for you that answers and better health are just around the corner!