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Miggy’s Meds – An update from Miggy :)

Dear All,

Last week George and I met with my oncologist to discuss my pending treatment with the new immunotherapy drug Keytruda.

Unfortunately it would seem that I am not compatible, more to the point my cancer is normal, average………!!

Well I have been many things in my life, but average………? How rude!

While being disappointed with this news, the positive is that my cancer is not the aggressive kind which apparently Keytruda works best on.

That said, I still have the faith that they are researching ways into how this treatment can be manipulated to work on my type. And hopefully in the future this, or something similar, will become available.

I still really believe that immunotherapy is the way forward and that, with the current pace of research, even better targeted approaches will become first line treatments. (Although detection and prevention still remains vital to kicking the ass out of this terrible disease).

As for me, the options remain of chemotherapy – which I really am not looking forward to – but fortunately there is also a biological therapy that I would benefit from called Avastin.

As with Keytruda it is available, but not on the NHS. However, I will start this treatment privately at the Nuffield in Brighton every two weeks at the cost of £1500 per treatment.

So there’s the thing, money continues to give me options and for that and all your contributions, marathon running and efforts in helping support, not just me, but also my family, I am and will always be truly grateful to each and every one of you, as, without the money raised, I would not be able to have this treatment.

Will update again soon,
Love to all
Miggy XXXX

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Wanna Bet? Come join our race night for Miggy!

A charity race night is to be held in aid of Meds4Miggy at Findon Village Hall on Friday June 9….

And any horse racing fans are going to love this, because, not only is it a chance to help raise funds for our good friend Miggy, but, by placing a bet on the gigis you could be in with a chance of winning something back yourself!

Doors open on the night from 6.30pm and guests will be able to make the most of a cash bar and BBQ banquet. There’s also the possibility to go home with a haul of booty from a grand raffle that will be held, as well as collecting the winnings from the race night itself, of course!

The first race will kick off at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 and available from the Findon Newsagency, Peckham’s Butchers and Julia’s Kitchen.

Get your tickets bought well in advance though, because they’re likely to be selling out fast!

Thanks very much to the lovely Liz Legge for organising this great evening – we can’t wait!

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Loving Chinese medicine!

Afternoon lovely people,
As previously mentioned, I have been seeing a fantastic Chinese doctor who has been kindly treating me with both accupuncture and herbal remedies.

The aim of my treatments with her is to improve my energy and vitality, making my whole body stronger, so that, when I start Western medical treatments, I will cope much better.

Does it work?

Well, for me so far it’s a BIG YES…….it does! I see her once a week and I find the accupuncture so relaxing.

Yesterday she said: ‘did you have a sleep?’  To which I replied: ‘yes’   – and she said: ‘I thought so, as you were snoring’. (It can’t be true, can it George?!)

Over all I feel much better, with lowered blood pressure, improved energy and an improved zest for life.

So, it’s definitely worth a try, as it’s good for all sorts of issues and most importantly you get to spend time with a caring lady, who speaks so much sense, it almost feels like counselling…. Love her 😉

Have a great rest of your day!
Miggy

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Cancer fighting: Keep up to date on clinical trials!

Given my recent diagnosis, I decided to do some research to find out if there
was a government site that provided information on clinical trials and there is.
You can find details on other sites such as The Royal Marsden, Cancer Research UK and NICE.

However, if you sign up to this site, once you have completed the registration process, you will automatically be kept up to date with trial options with regard to your specific condition.

This will enable you to have an understanding of what’s available and give you some questions to discuss with your oncologist at your next visit.

Really hope it helps! See link for further details – https://www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk/

Cheers
Miggy

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More great news about cannabis the cancer killer!

Hi All,

Lots being going on over the past couple of weeks what with both my boys having their birthdays and the Easter holidays – all of which has been great fun. I have, however, kept my nose to the ground and have a couple things to update you on about my favourite subject CANNABIS……….

‘Northern Ireland boy Billy first in UK to be prescribed medicinal cannabis ‘

This is truly a great story and I am so pleased for him and his family, as it has helped him enormously, in controlling his life threatening form of epilepsy.

It will also help lead the way in that it has now set a precedent and should enable others to benefit.
This will continue to add to the ever growing pressure that we must put on the government and other world leaders to carry out extensive studies in order to fully understand its true capabilities.

And then there was this…
‘US government has added a page on the use of cannabis and
cannabinoids to their official cancer advice website ‘

The National Cancer Institute, part of the US Department of Health,
now advises that ‘cannabinoids may be useful in treating the side
effects of cancer and cancer treatment’ by smoking, eating it in baked
products, drinking herbal teas or even spraying it under the tongue.

The official government site has a long list of medicinal uses of
cannabis, including: anti-inflammatory activity, pain relief,
anti-anxiety, stress relief, anti-tumor, antiviral activity and
relieving muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and many, many
more.

The site goes on to talk about how cannabis has been proven to destroy
cancer cells in lab experiments. Some really positive news for those of us desperate to find a cure!

Check this out also for an understanding of how our endocannabinoid system works.

Miggy X

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Reiki – Making the world a better place

Morning All,
Well, as you know I have been receiving and learning Reiki, which is another part of my holistic approach to physical wellness. But it’s more than that for me, as I have always had a spiritual interest too.

I say that I am not religious but spiritual, which means, quite simply, that I believe in a
higher self and power and that we are all intrinsically connected and
share energy. Heavy stuff, huh?
Not really, mostly relaxing, and I continue to meet so many genuine
lovely people who want to help and give, even when they themselves have little.

I have now completed my 2nd lesson and look forward to my 3rd. It’s literally a hands on type of learning, which is I think the best way. Straight in the deep end, no messing about.
My teacher, Kathy, is kind, patient and I have never met someone who is so selfless and genuinely just wants to help people in pain or who are suffering. During
my lesson I am learning how to give healing and have also performed my first physic surgery.

Just amazing stuff, really is.

If you asked me a year ago if I would be doing this kind of thing, I
would have probably answered ‘ NO’.

But there’s the thing – it all just happened and feels so natural, like I am finally where I am truly meant to be and thoroughly enjoying myself.

Have a happy day.

Love Migs X

 

Note from Alex: I really do believe that it’s this kind of sentiment which makes the world a much better place – and reason why so many of us are giving up our time and working so hard to fight for our family member and friend.

Thanks so much for everything you’re doing everyone – donations, charity events, fundraising – it is truly an amazing testament to the goodness of mankind!!

Big love xx

#MigsArmy

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Cycle 4 Miggy!

Two more fighting fit and utterly amazing people have taken up their places among the ranks of Mig’s Army!

Worthing cyclists Alison Crewdson and Steve Neil are hoping to raise £400 for Meds4Miggy by cycling 75 miles at only two events!

Alison, who is a friend of Miggy’s wife, George, said: “I wanted to help fund my friend’s cancer treatment, to prolong his life, so that he can have more time with his beautiful wife and sons.

“So Steve Neil and I plan to cycle 36 miles in the Sunrise Suffolk event in May and tackle the 40 mile route of Davina’s Big Sussex Bike Ride on June 25 to raise the much needed funds”.

If you would like to find out more, or are up for sponsoring this awesome duo, then you can visit their Just Giving page and give them a boost.

Best of luck guys!

 #MigsArmy #Meds4Miggy

 

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The Eastern approach

MESSAGE FROM MIGGY

Chinese medicine and acupuncture

I met with a lady last Friday who has practised Chinese medicine for over 40 years.

I had a consultation with her, where we discussed my medical history to date. She used my pulse to identify weak organs and checked my tongue for blood heath/vitality to start with.

She then explained that the Chinese believe in a holistic approach and that you need to treat the body as a whole – making it strong first, then targeting the specific area where the problems are.

The treatment she offers involves acupuncture and, if required, a combination of Chinese herbal remedies.

The aim is to re-align the energy flow in the body via acupuncture and strengthen your organs with the help of specific herbs.

I researched what I was given and it all seems to have a proven history of working really well. Let’s face it, it’s something which has been used by the Chinese for centuries, so there must be something good there.

In particular, one form of treatment is in phase 2 trials in America as it has been found to work well.

I am due for further acupuncture on Monday/Friday so will update you on how I get on. What I can say though is that I’ve been feeling much more energised since Friday, so I am very much looking forward to seeing her again!

Have a great week everyone!

Lots of Love Miggy xx

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HAPPY FRIDAY!

The weekend is officially just around the corner and the sun is shining, what better way to kick off the best part of the week!

Are you winding down for a Friday afternoon? Perhaps you’re planning all sorts of escapades to get up to over the next couple of days, or maybe you’re in the pub already (in which case, mine’s a pint!)

We’ve had a wicked week so far with the launch of Meds4Miggy and already the total is on its way towards the £20k mark!

We can’t thank everyone enough for their tremendous help, donations and support. It has given Miggy such a massive boost and created some real positive energy among family and friends – not to mention the Worthing and West Sussex community in general, which is exactly what we need to beat this evil disease!

Already some amazing people have decided to run for Miggy in a variety of marathons that are coming up in the next couple of months and there are so many exciting plans in the offing! (Keep your eye out for what’s to come, because it’s going to be spectacular!)

So, do you have any crazy ideas for ways to raise funds and help Miggy get the drugs he needs to beat cancer and have more time with his family? The weirder and wackier the better, but every penny counts!

Join Miggy’s Army by getting in touch with us today with your fundraising ideas and….

HAVE AN AWESOME WEEKEND!!

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Meds4Miggy – My First 10K!

The streets of Worthing are going to be getting a good pounding from the Foxy Ladies Running Club on June 4th, from what we hear!
And Bridget Brown, is another member of this awesome club who is taking part, by running her first 10k in aid of Meds4Miggy…!
Here’s her message…
“On the 4th June, I’ll be attempting my first 10km run! While I like to think I’m up to it, my training regime would tell me otherwise! 
“My motivation to get through the distance is to contribute as much money as possible for Michele’s treatment for Stage 3 cancer. His story, from diagnosis to the start of treatment, how he has dealt with it, how his family and young lads (fellow Vale children) have dealt with it and how together they are facing the uncertain future is inspiring – and yet devastating – at the same time.
So, if you’re around Worthing seafront on Sunday 4th June, come and give me a cheer, but more than anything, if you can, please donate to Michele’s Just Giving page. Thank you x
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