Tag: cancer

Are you bored yet?

My Allograft 2018/19 – 8. 30th January 2019 By Andy Burrows, 30 January 2019 Hoping you’re not bored already There’s part of me that feels like writing these blog posts every day isn’t worth it. It must make fairly tedious reading. Daily life is really not that interesting. I don’t know what you get out…

By Andy Burrows 31st January 2019 3

A difficult first day

My Allograft 2018/19 – 7. 29th January 2019 By Andy Burrows, 29 January 2019 Harder than I was expecting Today – the first full day of my allograft inpatient experience – was tougher than I was expecting. With the autograft three years ago, the chemo was not too bad while the drugs were being infused.…

By Andy Burrows 29th January 2019 6

The Start of the Climb

My Allograft 2018/19 – 6. 28th January 2019 By Andy Burrows, 28 January 2019 Is this a climb? I’m not going to say much today, other than that the day has finally arrived to start what I’ve been referring to as “My Mount Everest”. The extended wait at “Base Camp” is over, and now it’s…

By Andy Burrows 29th January 2019 1

Countdown

My Allograft 2018/19 – 5. Thursday 24th January 2019 By Andy Burrows, 24 January 2019 Back to CR I saw the stem cell transplant director in Southampton Hospital a few days ago. And she said she thought I’d done really well with the chemo treatment I had to fit in over Christmas. That is, considering…

By Andy Burrows 24th January 2019 7

Home for a Wonderful Christmas

My Allograft 2018/19 – 4. Wednesday 2nd January 2019 By Andy Burrows, 2 January 2019 Happy New Year! Happy New Year everyone! I just thought I’d do a little update. I have to say, last time I updated you I was still a little shell-shocked at the change of plan, and a little cautious thinking…

By Andy Burrows 2nd January 2019 5

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