Trying to break the cycle

My Allograft 2018/19 – 31. 12th October 2019 By Andy Burrows, 12 October 2019 Something’s just not quite right I must apologise up front for such a long update. It felt like recent events unfolded quite subtly and slowly, and I wanted to see how things played out (and whether they turned out to be…

By Andy Burrows 14th October 2019 1

Humbled

My Allograft 2018/19 – 30. 14th September 2019 By Andy Burrows, 14 September 2019 Finally home I finally made it home on Wednesday (11th Sept). I didn’t make a big deal over it on the day, given what happened the last couple of times I was due to be discharged! That’s one full month in…

By Andy Burrows 14th September 2019 0

Carried

My Allograft 2018/19 – 28. 31st August 2019 By Andy Burrows, 31 August 2019 Tuesday I must admit that I never thought I’d be writing updates so regularly at this stage (Day +204)! But this past week does warrant it. I’m still in Basingstoke Hospital in that side room on the Wessex Ward. But there…

By Andy Burrows 31st August 2019 2

Time to take a chill pill

My Allograft 2018/19 – 27. 24th August 2019 By Andy Burrows, 24 August 2019 Two in the mouth It’s only another six days on since the last update, and I’m still in Basingstoke Hospital on this hot Bank Holiday weekend. But this is still going to challenge my memory! It’s been a week of both…

By Andy Burrows 24th August 2019 0

Round in circles

My Allograft 2018/19 – 26. 18th August 2019 By Andy Burrows, 18 August 2019 Spoke too soon It feels like an update is appropriate, even though it’s only a week since the last one. I said last time that it seemed like I’d had a couple of days where things seemed to be getting back…

By Andy Burrows 18th August 2019 2

Off track? Against whose plan?

My Allograft 2018/19 – 25. 11th August 2019 By Andy Burrows, 11 August 2019 You have to feel it to know it I’ve noticed that this allogeneic stem cell transplant, especially for lymphoma, is so specialised that it’s very difficult to find anything on the internet to help when you need to crosscheck what you…

By Andy Burrows 11th August 2019 1

A storm in the Khumbu Valley

My Allograft 2018/19 – 24. 21st July 2019 By Andy Burrows, 21 July 2019 Irony and poetry There’s a certain poetry in where I am right now. Because where I am right now is in the Wessex Ward in Basingstoke Hospital in the same side room I was in almost 12 months ago when I…

By Andy Burrows 21st July 2019 2

In the mind

My Allograft 2018/19 – 23. 14th July 2019 By Andy Burrows, 14 July 2019 Feeling the length of the journey I’ve no idea, as I write these words, what I’m going to say. It just seemed right to update, being six weeks since I last put anything on the blog. So, here goes!… It’s Day…

By Andy Burrows 14th July 2019 0

Down

My Allograft 2018/19 – 22. 2nd June 2019 By Andy Burrows, 2 June 2019 Hello again! Ok, so I’ve changed my mind! I was thinking, when I wrote the last blog post, that it would be too boring to write any more on the blog about my allograft journey. But I’d forgotten two things: Firstly,…

By Andy Burrows 2nd June 2019 1