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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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Huffing, Again.

I've been Huffing again.

No, not the nasty drug habit of inhaling pollutants and carcinogens. I'm Huffing for the Post. Check out my latest piece for The Huffington Post at:

But this isn't why I've been quiet.

After almost five years of treatment, I'm still a cheap date. The 0.5 mg of Xanax I had to take at 6:15 yesterday morning so my brown fat didn't interfere with the results of my PET scan knocked me into Weds. am, literally.

I woke up just enough to get food, drinks, medications, or go to the bathroom. Beyond any of those activities, I was sleeping. I did manage to watch some teen jeopardy with Xander for a while, but that's the only bonding time we've had.

Now, for the official announcement, Hillary's internal pity party is over! Absolutely over. In The Anticancer, one study of mice showed those that feel helpless and have no hope of overcoming this helplessness have higher death rates from the same amount of injected cancer as mice that can overcome a helpless obstacle or have no obstacle to overcome.

In fact, the mice that overcome the seemingly impossible obstacle have higher cure rates than all groups.
Hoo-ra! I know which group I want in on.
That's why I'm advocating. That is why I'm writing. That's why I'm selling jewelry. I'm doing everything I can to feel powerful over my circumstances. I want to feel powerful over my disease.

I have an appointment with Dr. G on Friday and a pending appointment with Dr. Alyea in Boston on Monday. I'm hoping I won't have to go to Boston Monday, but we'll see what life brings.

Thanks for all the love and support. I'm off to do some school vacation bonding with X.


Heather said...

Huff Po! Awesome! I shared it on my Facebook page. =)

Anonymous said...

Loved your Huff Post article! You seem to be able to always come across educated and strong, but still drive your point home with gusto! Good Job!