David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia

“New Normal”

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Dave is well today.

On Friday we visited ahand physio. It was a very helpful visit: she assessed the loss of power in Dave’s hands and has given him some exercises to do.

It is almost 3 months since Dave was diagnosed with leukemia. On Monday 9th November at about 10pm I left Dave in the care of Middlemore Hospital, thinking that he possibly had a heart infection. Then he rang me at about 1am: he had to let the phone ring for a long time because I was asleep. As I headed downstairs I was thinking that it was my Mum ringing from England, as it is not unknown for her to miscalculate the time difference. But it wasn’t my Mum. The blood tests had come through. It was leukemia. He was going in an ambulance to Auckland Hospital and would start chemotherapy that night.

That seems a long time ago and yet in other ways only yesterday. The initial shock has gone. It feels like a strange new normal for us. Leukemia changes so many things.

Today I planted some of the tomato plants that were growing in buckets and it felt good to be doing something from the old “normal”. Tomorrow I’m going to the movies with Noah (almost 13) and some of his friends to celebrate Noah’s birthday.

We have no news regarding whether there is a suitable bone marrow donor nor when we can expect news.

Matthew 6:8 “For your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”


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February 7, 2010 at 12:20 am

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  1. Glad to hear Dave is still doing ‘well’ (all things considered)



    February 8, 2010 at 12:25 pm

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