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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Sunday, January 30, 2011

From Dad

The "Wilder" Side of the Family. Left to Right:
Vic (Dad), Aunt Barbara, Nancy (Mom), Jean Wilder (Grandma) & Dick Wilder (Grandpa)
Hi Too all

I have taken a long time in updating you about Hillary's Health. I have just been enjoying the last 2 months. She has been the getting stronger than she has been all year!! I am just amazed as how her determination has taken her to a level of health I didn't think we would see. Our Holidays were the best we could have imagined.  Within the last couple of weeks I have seen her mind get back to the old Hillary that we knew and loved. What an amazing journey. 

The last time I updated she had just started a service called Hospice - home care. We also took 10 weeks off from chemo. She is now back on a 2 weeks schedule. The doc's worked hard to change her meds and find the right combination. Hillary now has enough energy to get back to her creative ways. She has found a passion for making jewelry. She has been making it to all Xanders Basketball games. She is starting to write more stories and write in her blog more often. She was starting to lose her eye site and she got immediate relief from a new trial drug. It usually takes 8-10 weeks to see that specialist and she got in the next day!!  All of your thoughts and prayers have been heard!! I really think she is a miracle!

Next weekend is Charlestown Winter Carnival. She is having a lot of her NY college friends up for the weekend. She won't be playing Broom Hockey she does plan to go to the dance on Saturday Night. Her team won it last year.

I just want to thank all of her followers for your help in getting our family thru so very tough times. Without so many people pulling for us I would not have been able to stay so strong. I had my doubts last year to say the least. What great doctors and medical staff we have.
Hillary has been nominated for Monadnock region Woman of the year. She accomplished a lot for being so sick. 2 weeks ago she spoke about a part of the health care bill before the NH Senate. She was interviewed by the American Cancer society to be their Patient representative to go to Washington to Testify in front of the US Senate!. After her 3rd interview she was eliminated because of her feelings that Cancer Patience should be able to use Marijuana. I can tell you It makes a big difference in Her quality of Life. To see it help her with Nausea and be able to keep food down is a very good improvement  from the other drugs.

Thank you all Very Much

Vic Nancy, Patrick, Grace, Heather, Allen, Preston, Pierce, Jon, Xander and especially Hillary

1 comment:

stonepost said...

Nice comment from Dad! You have a pretty amazing daughter!