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, November 27, 2010

Living Well

You know it's been too long when I have to log in to blogger.
Luckily, I've been MIA due to the holidays and the over scheduling that comes with anybody with a large family.
And. . .. .
I've been doing well.
I can hang, a little bit, until about 9pm.
I know, whoa now.
I did skip out on black Friday shopping.
The deals weren't that wonderful and I didn't want to cope with the atmosphere.
What made it hard was a whole group of my favorite loved ones went together: Heather, Jon, Allen, Danielle, and Brynn braved it.
Jon had never had the experience so it was his turn.
Today I'm finally taking it slow. I will get sick keeping this pace.
X woke up Weds. and ran to Nana's house like his life depended on it thinking my sister's fam was there.
They'd been postponed by a nasty virus so we took him to get made up.
He had an appointment to get sealants on his teeth anyway so he got a haircut too.
He likes a little man make-over for the holidays.
I was running the whole day with family and the following am it started at 7:30am with a call The Wellington's were headed to Memere's (The StPierre side).
I did actually drag myself out of bed to see Dad's side of the family at my pace.
X woke up with excited chatter about how he loved memere and wish she could live to 1000. Then he moved on to his love of chickens and what he could do if he could just pick out one egg.
He did, literally, just grab one laid egg from the chicken and spent the majority of the am playing in the hay barn before moving back to my parent's for dinner, then on to see Jon's parents, and then back for more people.
Every time I thought he was going to get overwhelmed and have a break down, he'd take a little pause, like watch tv with his head phones on or in another room, then he'd be off and running again.
He ended up tagging along with Dad and Uncle Allen to catch Harry Potter Thurs. night.
FYI- If you're questioning taking your child, X says there are some very scary parts.
Yesterday was a little more of the same with Christmas decorating and cookie making thrown in before catching Santa and the Mrs. coming to town before our yearly celebratory pizza party.
And finally, today I'm chillin'.
I woke up with X and we played video games until he left with Jon so I could rest the whole day until I go out with some girlfriends from high school!
And that's the non-health update of activities. Yes, I'm living well. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.

1 comment:

lanabanana said...

Oh, I love to hear all of this. Way to go! I secretly want to be a member of your family. If I knock off your mom and my husband, I can marry your dad and then, voila! I'm in! I'd miss your mom, though. Being a member of your family without her just wouldn't be the same. I'll have to think on this plan a little more........