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."
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Cancer My Treatment
Studies have shown that in situations like mine, where cancer is likely to reoccur indefinately, that chemotherapy doesn't extend life. What it does is improve the quality of life as reported by the patient. So, don't be alarmed, my chemo Thurs. Was canceled, or even better, cancered. I'll be getting a PET scan Tues. To evaluate how effective treatment has been since the dose I'm getting is so little and it's making me so sick. Clearly, Treatment has not gone according to plan and That's the understatement of my lifetime. Anna NP dropped Dr. marc's bombshell. Apparently, they remember "eekey, freaky, and Joe," my 3 visible abdominal tumors. NNow that I'm over the shock, I agree it's time for a re-eval. I was going to complain of stabbing pain where they used to be, increased right flank pain, again where a tumor is known to be, and constant nausea. I've also been fatigued but didn't know if it was the chemo, pred. Taper, or me doing too much. It could be cancer fatigue. I could close my eyes and sleep anytime. Even with pred or ritalin, I can sleep within an hour. So treatment was cancered and I can't complain. I'm going to keep having fun with family and friends.