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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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Another Dose Down

I'm finally recovering from mondays full dose of chemo. 
I thought it would be over in four days but apparently the awful mouth sores wait three days to present themselves.
 By that time, my protective steroids are gone.
 Luckily, I have an arsenal for mouth care. 
I have a sonicare toothbrush with proventil sensitive toothpaste. I have natural dentist mouth wash which is less painfil than the alcohal based stuff. 
Adding alcohal to my charred cheeks would be terrible, just downright mean. Then I have maalox, canker care, and blm for pain. I also tried the new pot pill since the marinol would just kick in whenever it felt like with no rhyme or reason but it failed to give me the giggles. 
I"m pissed!
 And finally, I'm confidant enough to state, legalize that weed. Just regulate it. It does wonders for my pain, nausea and appetite without the scary, permanent side effects, like twitches.
 Yes, twitches. 
Marijuana gets you high and giggly. Phenergan and compazine give permanent dyskinesia. 
I'm just saying.... It's clear to me what the scarier one is.
And just for fun, I've added cartoons.

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