And I am doing okay. I can't sleep like I want to. I'm trying to force myself since I'm picking up X at school. Luckily, at 7, if I'm having trouble functioning we're only alone for 45 minutes and he can care for himself.
We've altered our home so he can be completely independent in getting his own snacks, accessing his games or sports equipment, but I do know he has plans for this afternoon.
He thinks his momma is doing GOOOOOD. He went to school with no prob. HE wants to come home and do chores to make cash.
HE wants to fold clothes.
HE wants to clean my car.
This I think I can deal with. I may need a small nap later and then up again for homework/dinner/bedtime.
Even better, I'm motivated. I'm curious. I feel like I'm completing some projects with my best efforts, and now I'm moving on.
I KNOW there is a woman living in the United States who has had Hodgkin's Disease for Nineteen Years.
I read about her in a magazine on a day I was feeling self righteous, and did not steal the magazine.
I am a hopeless magazine lifter. I feel like it's my right in exchange for the wait, and I sometimes bring them back with my own collection.
But on that day I was going for Sainthood, and didn't.
I must find her. I'm also interested in another young woman who recently passed that survived nine years with Hogkin's.
I am fairly confident her parents would be willing to share her information for the long term betterment of treatment. It's a way their child can continue to give and that her death way not in vain.
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."