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, May 18, 2011

Life Happens, even to cancer patients

I'd like to stay in my own cancer bubble where all the worlds problems cease to exist and I can cope solely with fighting my diasease. But life goes on the same. Money problems are still problems. The kid still gets sick and needs to be clothed. The car needs to be fixed or.... Your inepentrable MAC computer tricks you into downloading a virus called MACsecurity that sends pop ups of gay and violent porn then pops up that you'll pay the $70 to protect yourself against it. Not a hypothetical. Really happened. Life happens. If you've missed me, now you know why. Don't be tricked the way I was. For MS users, the virus is MS removal tool, Antivirus 2011, or System Tool 2011. An official looking pop-up will show on your screen that you need to clean your computer or scan for viruses, when you do it will show viruses based on your recent downloads. It will then ask for permission to run, requiring your computer password. That's how it tricks you into downloading the virus. In some cases, it will immediately ask for a credit card number to clear the virus. Ours wants $70 to go away. Nasty bugger. To save yourself, have good updated anti-virus software. Microsoft security essentials is free. Malware Bytes run in full scan mode may remove the infection, but the newest variation may require a professional. As for MACs, I'll let you know how it goes. Please send this information along before it get anyone else. If it got me it will get them too.

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