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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Sunday, December 25, 2011

How to Heal like a child

Children are resilient, there is no doubt about that, but did you know they also have cure rates for cancer higher than those enjoyed by adults?

Maybe this is because people are more dedicated to children. No one wants to see a child die. Or Maybe, even, it comes from the children themselves. Their simplicity maybe? They do not have the everyday stresses of life that can impede healing, but still, that's ignorant to say, children have an infinite amount of knowledge.

Or maybe, it's something else. Maybe it's something special children share that adults have lost, like the ability to play, laugh, and forget they're sick when the time is right.
When sick, I try to think like a child, moving to do everything fun physically possible. There is a medication that's helped! Yes, there is hope in pill form with cesamet and marinol. Yes, marijuana helps. Don't stereotype against it. Its well worth the relief.
Thank goodness my cancer comes with some memory loss. I made a decision early to only look forward. There are things I can and can't change, and I can't change anything that's in the past. So I look forward and try to do double duty when I'm well, giving extra TLC when I can. I'm looking forward to more of those times...... After " plan save hillary" is on again. Then I'll drop it for some good timed relaxing and fun like a child.
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