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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Friday, December 2, 2011

I've been missing everybody and I'm back.

Upcycled snapple cap pendants $10. Any picture
 Go to, comment or email to get it in time for the holidays
Oh, blogger friends, who I've missed you among my frenzied endeavors.
I started a job that I went crazy with. I don't know how to be anything other than an over achiever, but I'm cutting my work down to only 4 or 5  stories a week. NO MORE I TELL YOU.
This way I can focus on the things that make me happy and relax: hanging out with X, writing whatever I want to all of you, creating pretty jewelry, WHICH CAN NOW BE FOUND AT THE S. ACWORTH STORE!
We threw a surprise 55th bday for Dad the weekend before thanksgiving. Then thanksgiving was fun chaos has the family was all in town.
That weekend the men scrambled to finish my bros foundation before the snow came so they'll have a place to live this winter.
My cuz, Steph, is getting married so we've been busy dreaming up the best looks and places for her dream wedding.
I've also been talking a lot to a 27 year old friend who has been recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the spine! She's headed to Mass. General for weeks of radiation before surgery and chemotherapy. She's hoping her 3 kids and moth-in-law can move with her. Please say prayers so she can continue to be a mom with she fights this horrible disease.
Still here from cleaning out my closet. Classic coach bag,
be the envy of friends $65 or Best offer
Yesterday I had my antibody therapy, which drugged me to high heaven to the point i couldn't function to get X to school today, but my plans to sleep were foiled when I was told my procrit shot (to increase my Red blod cells and hopefully give me some energy) was forgotten, so  I had to make the 40 min. trek back up with my mom-in-law, where again, I didn't sleep. I tried to nod off on the way home but couldn't. Then steph was waiting at the house to go get her gorgeous engagement ring sized. I' so excited for the blushing bride.
Beautiful silver pendant with your choice of charm waiting
for your favorite picture. $20 gets custom piece with your choice
of color bead or charm. 
I've all ready committed to picking up x, who got forgotten about at school yesterday as I was unconscious from my medications and thought Jon had it taken care of, but obviously we'd forgot to communicate. Oops. The school called J at work to come get him. I felt so bad for my little man, being forgotten in the chaos.
Then after I get X we're going to get C, his cousin and best friend, to start the Fri. night party. The first Fri of every month the GCC holds a fundraiser party for 9-14 year olds. $5 each gets them in for a dance, live band, flashing lights, friends, pool, even video games like guitar hero. They're excited to be going.
Comes in gorgeous gold fill too. Pick your picture and a
charm, again only $20. Extra may apply for charms.
email for your holiday creation
We're excited to see them going.
I'm glad I'm being forced to calm down my writing. I don'tknow how to work without being a supper over achievor. Limits are good so I have time to do pieces for the post.
Found another bag hiding in the closet,
classic, large 14"Lx15.5"W
Louis Vuitton. Fabulous. $150 OBO
I've submitted one recently. It's an innovative idea in a column. I haven't heard much, but I'm hoping it's being discussed. I plan onsubmitting X's Christmas Miracle and "Can Communication Cure Health Care?" but all this comes along with the Christmas season, Christmatizing, wrapping, and making pretty things. I have been approached to be teach jewelry making classes at Joanne's in Leb, but I'm not sure. I'd love to have  an upcycled display at TLC (a consignment shop on tremont square) in Claremont, but my display stuff went with my jewelry to S. Acworth. Hopefully I'll be successful this season. I'm so excited I feel well enough to do all of this, and it's all thanks to the love, prayers, and support you have all given me through the years. Keep it coming. I wouldn't be wear I am without you. Much love,


1 comment:

Connie said...

I check every day and often more than once a day to see if you have a new entry, but if you don't, then do I worry a bit thinking maybe you are having a medical issue, but I'm also hopeful that it's because you have other things to do! I think I'm safe in generalizing that your blog readers are loyal! We won't abandon you if you are feeling too ill to write and we won't abandon you if you are doing a paid writing job instead, and we won't abandon you if you just need to spend your time with family and life's demands! Love the blog; it's worth the wait when there is a hiatus!