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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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My First Huffington Post!

Who is that sassy writer with an official "Huffington" Post?

Yes, that'd be me, your favorite baldie and professional cancer patient!!

You can now add "writer" to that label. Check me out. Tell everybody. I have my own picture and biography:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hillary-st-pierre/i-considered-a-medicaid-d_b_816668.html

Now, I'm a little confused. I'm not clear whether I really get to keep posting or if this is a onetime deal. It's the too-good-to-be-true feeling.

Really, if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any, but I'm hoping to add this to my writing repertoire, an adjuvant to Baldie's Blog, where I'll write in a more professional context, adding transparency to healthcare and building a community.

Luckily, I've been taken under the wing of a great editor. Thank you Linda, I never would have gotten anything without her.

And this could start a writing extravaganza: An article featuring ME in The New York Times is slated for print TOMORROW.

I love writing "me" and "New York Times" in the same sentence, even if it is depicting my plight with meeting my 2 million insurance maximum.

As with breaking news there is always a possibility that it will not run tomorrow, but everybody should be on the look out.

With all the excitement, I can hardly contain myself. 

3 comments:

stonepost said...

Hillary, you are pretty amazing, really, truely a fighter! I am pretty honored to know you, at least a little, from this blog. Congratulations! I am off to find a New York Times!

Chris said...

Hey there, just wanted to say how proud I was to read that you're going to be published, how cool is that!

I'm honored that you are representing the refractory Hodgkins crowd and know you will be great. I hope you start feeling better soon Hillary.

Please take good care,

Your friend Chris

Zandra said...

Nice job on the HuffPost piece! Some of us were just talking about the divorce element the other day, I don't think enough people are aware of how many families have to consider that option. Good to see you speaking out about it.

Looking forward to NYT's piece!