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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Monday, May 2, 2011

Affordable And Fun: How to Travel Today

Traveling down I-95 my heart skipped a beat as I looked up from desperately trying to find the Burger king receipt for its deduction only to see, horror, gas is $4.43!! 

Then, worse, I realize, Wait a second, we're not even in Manhattan yet!

 We're not even in NY, just S. Conn, and rumor is gas will hit $7! 

With these prices in the mix, I can guarantee planning my future health and summer travels will include hotel discounts

With luck (that means success!), I may need to travel back to NYC for health care. I'm consulting two naturopaths while here: Dr. Wong and Dr. Clarke.

Dr. Wong's first consult alone is $350, not including the arsenal of herbs I expect him to recommend.

Super couponing and collecting pennies won't due to cover these costs. I'm breaking out the super saver in me and looking into hotel deals

Luckily, I found in my search and a 4 star Marriot in NYC for $199. That price is lowest, 110 percent gauranteed, and you can't go wrong with a Marriot.

At least I can afford the hotel.

The silver lining in this is, studies have proven that people who use their money on experiences over inanimate objects report being happier. This is why I try to make any medical travel an actual "vacation," and maybe, just maybe, with the inexpensive vacation packages, I can continue to do that. 

Even better, maybe, just maybe, not only can I have my cake and eat it too, but I can get my care and have money for souvenirs.

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