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, August 20, 2010


I have some energy now!
I'm still tired, don't get me wrong. I could curl up in a ball and sleep any second.
That's just the way life goes after pheresis.
The day I do treatment and the day after are sleep days whether or not I get a boost of two pints of blood to improve my hemoglobin and hematocrit.
I'm also short of breath, which seems backwards to me.
My dyspnea gets worse close to treatment, but then it gets better, thank goodness.
Confession time:
I've been losing my love of writing.
It's been a shore to sit at the computer recently.
I may take a break.
I don't know. I'm feeling a little confused about exactly what I'm supposed to be doing.
I don't think I'm putting in the effort I should.
Maybe things will change when X gets back to school next week.

1 comment:

lanabanana said...

I would miss you if you didn't write regularly, but I can certainly understand if it's becoming more of a chore than a pleasure. You need to do whatever is best for you and the rest of us will just have to "like it or lump it"!!