Tag: stem cell transplant

The new plan

My Allograft 2018/19 – 3. Friday 14th December 2018 By Andy Burrows, 14 December 2018 Adjusting “How are you feeling,” we asked all our kids several times on Tuesday evening, trying to make sure they were digesting the change of plan ok. “I’m just confused,” was the response from our youngest, who is about to…

By Andy Burrows 14th December 2018 1

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

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