Alison Park
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Another small step

Alison Park
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28 Oct 2015

Back to work

Just updating what I've been up to. Started back to work at the beginning of September. Huge milestone, very emotional. Just another small step. Taking it slowly but enjoying another part of my life getting back to normal. I'm now over 2 years post transplant. Only one more intrathecal to go in January and hopefully that will be my treatment over. Been a long road but I'm speeding up now! My thoughts are with all of you who are still fighting. Keep going. X



Hi Alison,

It's great to hear that you're back at school and doing so well after your transplant. I, too, am a transplant survivor (I had CML) and had a brief stint as a teacher which I found exhausting so you have my complete respect for taking on a job that requires so much energy.

Wishing you all the best with the remainder of your treatment and want you to know that everyone at Bloodwise is behind you every step of the way as is our incredible Bloodwise community on Facebook who left some really lovely messages of support in response to your previous blog:

Stay in touch and do keep us updated on how you're getting on. If you ever need any info or support please don't hesitate to give our support line a call on 0808 2080 888 or by emailing us on

P.S. I hope you had a relaxing half term!


Hello Andy,
I haven't logged on since my last post and just want to say thanks for all your support. I have been to the amazing Facebook page and it brought me to tears. So many lovely people sending their best wishes, I feel very privileged and send my love and support their way too. Didn't do much other than rest over half term but it was great to have another step back to a little bit of what was my normal. I know I may never get all of it back but I'm happy with what I have got! Two years ago I would have given anything to get to this stage.
Be in touch soon, take care and thanks again!


You're welcome Alison although it really is the least that we can do.

We're trying to build a community for patients to be able to talk to each other, share experiences and help each other through treatment and we're getting there slowly but surely.

I'm glad you got some rest in over half-term - you have my absolute respect as a teacher as I tried it and found it exhausting!

I hope the second half of term is going well and wish you all the best going forwards. If you ever need anything at all please don't hesitate to get in touch.