Ted Burns

First post: Jul 10, 2013 Latest post: Mar 22, 2021
I was diagnosed with cancer of the left frontal sinus in early March, 2013. My treatment included radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy. My treatments lasted over 8 months, ending just before Thanksgiving 2013. My care overall at UVA was superb. We've been so fortunate to have such a talented, caring and kind team of doctors and other care providers at UVA.  

My family, friends, co-workers, local community, colleagues, neurology collaborators around the world and other acquaintances have all been wonderful. It's really been amazing. My family and I appreciate it so much. There are too many people to thank individually. I will mention that my parents have essentially put their lives on hold to move to Virginia from Kansas City to help Bonnie and me and my family (3 kids, Charlie 11, Elizabeth 9 and Sarah 8 in 2013) during all this and that's pretty special (and super helpful!). And of course I need to thank my wife, Bonnie, whom I take for granted too often, for somehow doing everything she does to care for me and our family. She's always been the ballast and captain of our ship, keeping us from sinking and always pointed in the right direction, and I'll never understand how she does it, but she somehow does. 

A recurrence of cancer was identified in mid-March 2017. I'll do my best to keep everyone posted on how it goes. Thanks for following along, for all the well wishes, thoughts, gestures and prayers.


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