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, May 31, 2011

I stayed healthy this weekend.... Except that minor problem of strep throat. 

My throat started hurting Thurs. I ignored it assuming it was chemo related mucositis. 

I knew I had been exposed to strep but I don't have tonsils. I hadn't spiked a temp either. 

I ignored the sore throat Friday too, but it was getting harder to ignore. It was burning and hurting to swallow. 

Sat. Morning I got out the flashlight and took a good look at a major white patch situated precisely behind where my tonsils should have been. It looked like strep. It hurt like strep. But it also looked like an ulcer and hurt like an ulcer. 

I threw the linen cabinet pharmacy on fixing that sucker: cepacol, capsacin, mylanta, BLM, warm salt water swishes. Nothing worked. 

Sun. I woke up to the same fire in my throat and decided it was worth "wasting my time" to go se the local Dr. on call.

I saw him just in time to hit up the pharmacy for amoxcillin before it closed.

Now, 36 hours later, the throat is much better.

Just in time to travel 3 hours with my grandparents to Boston to see Dr. R. Dana, eye guru extrodinaire.

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