My Video Diary Part 6


Dear Adrian,

We saw you on the TV. All your friends from RAW here in Denby Dale send love and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chin up! (with or without the rather attractive beard)


Hi Ady

Not sure you'll figure out who this is but its Jen's mate Laura from uni who she lived with in good old wigan.

Jen's kept me up to date with your progress from when you were first diagnosed and i've been reading all your blogs on the website. Having just watched your video diaries i just had to make some time to write. You're a total inspiration to anyone going through a cancer journey as well as anyone else who has been able to follow your story.

I work at christie hospital in manchester now doing my bit of OT with our patients with cancer. I meet and treat people daily who have cancer and I work specifically on our haematology and transplant unit - ive made sure the website is widely advertised!

I have to say most of the patients and their carers I work with are so positive and display so much strength of character it amazes me every time. I'm not sure i could ever be as selfless as you, to share your most personal thoughts and educate the world at the same time - its is absolutely fantastic!

I feel I learned so much about just how it feels for you, something i try to empathise with in my work but you can never truely understand until you are there.

I'll not waffle on any longer, but just know you have made me laugh and cry with your work and sign up to the donor register! i have my fingers and toes crossed for your succesful recovery. Good luck to you - remember how important your rehab is afterwards! love to you and your family.

Laura Hayes xxxxxxx

Hi Adrian

Cherryl and I have been following your progress and we really wish you well - we're thinking of you here at Bilborough. You were such a fantastic student to teach, I'm not surprised that you're sharing your experiences and helping others despite everything you're going through. I'm willing those stem cells to get in there and sort things out for you.

much love to you and Poppy and your family

Alison x

Hi Adrian,

I've just watched all your videos and would just like to say that my mum had a Bone Marrow Transplant in 1989 and I am glad to say she is still around to tell the tale aged 62!!!! So chin up and all the best for the future. You are very brave.

Debbie Barkworth

Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a relatively new medical procedure being used to treat diseases once thought incurable. Since its first successful use in 1968, BMTs have been used to treat patients diagnosed with leukemia, aplastic anemia, lymphomas such as Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, immune deficiency disorders and some solid tumors such as breast and ovarian cancer.

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