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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Friday, May 28, 2010

It still surprises me when I hear the bath start early in the am knowing its just x and I in the house.

It takes a second to realize, "oh, yes. X is seven. He bathes himself. He has a morning routine."
 I am happy I've made it to this point, the point where my family has routines and stability. We have a solid lifestyle that can be depended on even in an emergency. We've finally made it. 
Let me hear you say, "aahhhhh.". 
No time for big posts today except to say I'm doing great.
I spent a fabulous day with killy and co. prepping for her wedding with a spa day yestrday.
We were feeling some kind of chic going to The Spa at Castle Hill Resort in Ludlow, trapsing around by the pool in our robes and slippers while waiting for our hot stone massages.
The spa offering a Sun- Thurs. special of a facial and 50 minute hot stone massage for $99. This includes full use of the facility: a gym, pool, hot tub, and dry sauna.
If you do find yourself heading to Castle Hill, ask for Beth, who spoiled me with a fabulous massage combined with some foot reflexology.
Patients at Norris cotton and Dana Farber can access this kind of pampering right in the hospital. If you're at Dana Farber, head to the Zakim Center. If you are at Norris cotton, I would ask your nurse. Therapists come right to your bedside there.
Cancer center's don't offer french manis & pedis though, and that's where we headed after our relax lounge time was over so the bride could begin her official wedding beauty regimen.
I do love the tradition of pampering yourself before any big event. It's the only time I ever get my nails or toes "done" and it's always worth it.
I don't think I would feel so posh if I indulged myself weekly though,
 or even monthly, what ever.
Today, again, is not about me
which excites me. I love being invited to participate in other people's life events, especially this time with Vince and Killy getting married.
Killy and I have been friends since freshman year of high school. We've seen each other through years of life changes. It is amazing to see her officially confirming she has found her partner. It's even better because I think everyone agrees, they're pretty perfect together. 

1 comment:

Loraine Ritchey said...

Hilary your front page is coming across the screen all discombobulated.. can barely read the words and visulas are all running into each other for the past couple of days.looks like your formatting may be out of sinc Loraine