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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Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Dad-date

Hi Too All

The new drug is working!!! See Hillary's note to me about her PET scan of last week.

More good news!! My PET scan came back remarkably better. The tumors in my chest are gone. There are some iffy areas near my kidney, but infections give false positives and I went in complaining about a possible kidney infection. So I'll probably be cleared up with Cipro, an antibiotic. I can stay on my treatment a year to keep me in remission! Yay. Good news.Hillary

We are headed back to NYU today for another treatment. We will go every 3 weeks for the next year. We are trying to go down and back in the same day this time if Hillary is up to it. If not we have lots of friends and Relatives along the I-95 & I 91 corridor that will be getting a call for an overnight visit. This treatment is not anywhere near as toxic as chemo. Hillary is able to function much better and can be more active. Her quality of life is much better than it has been. She still gets tired easily and can't walk for very long but her mind is much sharper. No Chemo Brain. It is believed that the cancer will come right back if she goes off the drug.

Hillary is still active. Xander's soccer season has finished. She was able to go to every game! Now it's basketball season and can do it some more. She is making jewelry. She has her first actual Job since she started treatment 5.5 years ago. She is writing special articles for a local weekly newspaper. She told me they only want 3-400 words so it only takes me an hour!! She is also writing for the Huffington post but doesn't get paid. Her mentor at the post is writing the new TV series "suburbatory".

I don't know what she will do next. She always surprises me! I hope she continues to Change all of our lives for the better. Keep those thoughts and prayers coming they are being answered.

Love too all
Vic, Nancy, Heather Allen, Pierce and Preston, Grace and Patric, Jon Xander and Especially Hillary

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1 comment:

Loraine Ritchey said...

Great news and most welcome Loraine