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, November 8, 2011

PET Results!

I hope you all have been waiting by your computers with baited breath for my most recent test results. I've been feeling good. I've had more energy. I've had some minor issues that could have been symptoms: extreme fatigue, indigestion, lung and kidney pain, etc. But it turns out........... My cancer has almost disappeared! All the tumors in my chest are now gone! There were some "iffy" areas according to the radiologist, namely a strong of nodes in my iliac crest that were new or larger. Good thing my hematologist is also a radiologist, because A man with intelligence is just so sexy. Just kidding, it's good because he can tell the difference between cancer, inflammation, brown fat and a virus, all which cause false positives. I'd come in that morning complaining of a possible UTI. I was peeing cloudy bright neon yellow urine, which is always a little bloody too. I had to go all the time and it hurt! Turns out those "iffy" nodes could just be an immune reaction, something cipro could take care of. Yay, so possibly no cancer there. It was a busy day and I'd changed appt. So Dr. G and I didn't get to do our ceremonial over view of the scan where I bed for a picture to show how well, or not, that I'm doing. Maybe next time. Thurs. It's back to NYU for treatment.
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Anonymous said...

Great news! What an extra special holiday season for you and the family.

Anonymous said...

yayayayayay so excited for you :)
loves :)
michelle s.

Anonymous said...

Awesome news Hill. I'm very pleased to read that.

Stay strong girl ... & hhope our paths cross soon.


Connie said...

Wonderful news! Thinking of you and praying for more news of this kind!!!