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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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I remember why I had to stop writing, I had to stop going to all these damn appointments because I chose to live over hanging out in waiting rooms.
 I've enjoyed myself a little more ever since, but since I'm waiting, I've been people watching, listening to conversation among families that just found out their loved one has less than a week left. 
It has to be one of the worst feelings. 
The practical one says "well we all knew this was coming."
 The other says something about delagating the belongings and the man, late sixties in a wheelchair, with oxygen in his nose whose glassy eyes are actually tears and who hasn't said a word. When I looked at him and smiled goodbye he looked away sadly. 

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