Tag: cancer

The length of the climb

My Allograft 2018/19 – 1. Sunday 9th December 2018 By Andy Burrows, 9 December 2018 My daily blog begins again I recorded a bunch of videos over the last week that I had every intention of editing and putting together into a little documentary on what I’ve been doing to prepare for my stem cell…

By Andy Burrows 10th December 2018 5

Packing My Bags

By Andy Burrows, 28 November 2018 I don’t think I needed anything to remind me of the enormity of what’s coming, but I got a reminder yesterday anyway! For the last month it’s been quiet. No treatment, only one short hospital visit each week, hair starting to grow back. I was phoning the stem cell…

By Andy Burrows 28th November 2018 8

Waiting

By Andy Burrows, 11 November 2018 Life at Base Camp Before I give you my reflections on what’s driving my attitude at the moment, it’s worth giving a quick update on my situation to set the scene. I think I mentioned last time that things had settled down after my chemotherapy. My blood counts have…

By Andy Burrows 10th November 2018 3

Treatment Update 21 October 2018

By Andy Burrows, 21 October 2018 I thought, rather than anything too deep, it’s probably time for a news update and a look back over my chemo experience. I have now arrived at Base Camp, using my Everest-climb analogy! I had three cycles of R-ICE chemo, which meant three 4/5-day stints staying in Basingstoke Hospital.…

By Andy Burrows 22nd October 2018 5

My Mount Everest

Andy Burrows, 8 October 2018 There is no doubt that my fourth battle with cancer is the toughest challenge of my life. I feel the need to make that clear. I’ll explain what makes it tough in a minute. And I’m not losing my positivity and optimism when I say this. I guess I just…

By Andy Burrows 9th October 2018 10

Being That Guy

Andy Burrows, 30 September 2018   Hello! It’s been a while! I can remember writing in one of my articles about my 2015 relapse that I wanted, “to do other things rather than constantly being ‘that guy who has cancer’.” A few months later, I went on to write, “I’m trying to close the door,…

By Andy Burrows 30th September 2018 0

My 1st Re-Birthday (Cancer and Me 71)

So, as I’ve learnt from previous stem cell and bone marrow transplant patients, today is my 1st “re-birthday”. This time last year I was having stem cells infused after a week of high dose chemotherapy in a little sterile room in Southampton Hospital. I’m in a few Facebook groups for lymphoma suffers/survivors and bone marrow…

By Andy Burrows 8th December 2016 0