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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Monday, January 23, 2012

Contagious Joy: Spread the wealth

It's a truth I thought I could change: unless you've walked in a person's shoes, carried their cross or lived over and over their trials, you just can't understand what their journey is about. Nobody can. You can't substitute your life experience for another's. People need to learn for themselves. Maybe, that's part of life. Studies show we have very poor insight into our own behavior. We have even less insight into what motivates our own, though I can take a guess: my motivation is a healthy, happy life dedicated to serving and informing others. How do you think I'm doing? Transparency has been key but has it been enough? Has it been too much? Am i just sharing and not caring? I have found an overall philosophy for my time here and that is to leave all those I've encountered better somehow, happier/smarter/more enlightened than when we met. If I stand alone before my maker and am asked, "did I bring joy, ease or happiness to the lives of each person I encountered?" And the answer is yes, then maybe, I can count my life a success.
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1 comment:

Connie said...


Reading about your experiences is not the same as experiencing them, but if I ever receive a diagnosis of cancer, I will be glad I have had a "heads up" on many of the things I have learned from you about what to expect.