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 30, 2012

Warning: Graphic

I was admitted to O'Connor's treatment early am last Weds after a days of struggling. Admitted is strong. I'm giving it time. I was/am in rough shape. I still am. I knew if I didn't get to NY for treatment I may not survive. I was too weak. The swollen ankles are from lymphadenopathy or swollen lymphode. The swollen cancerous nodes in my thighs were found by doppler. My abdomen, which is distended beyond belief, has improved. The rest, well, it's there. These are the only sites of known disease.


Anonymous said...

So sorry that you are struggling. Remember that we are out here praying for your speedy recovery. Stay strong, Hillary.

Valerie said...

Thinking of you all the time!!!!

Betsie and Tim said...

We are sending every prayer we know to help you have the strength to get through this!

lanabanana said...

I texted your mom to offer Lindsay's apartment in Queens (she's in Africa), if anyone needs it and doesn't mind staying so far away. Just let me know. Hope you are feeling a little better. You seem to be in good hands.


Anonymous said...

Bless you. Not sure how I happened upon this blog but I'll pray for your recovery.

Meghan N said...

So sorry you are having to endure such pain. I wish I could do or say something to make it all better! I will be praying for you and your family and the doctors who are taking care of you.

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