Last saturday the Meds4Miggy quiz took place at the John Seldon pub which was organised by the lovely Sarah Broad, who might I add did a fantastic job! The place was buzzing with excited people and a fun night was had by all!
We are happy to announce that a staggering £1830.65 was raised from this night!! Amazing!!
This money will pay help pay for Miggy’s treatment of Avastin of which he will need to have every two weeks at a cost of £1500.
Thank you to everyone who helped organise the event and to all those who came!
We hope to see you at the next Funday event on the 1st July at Worthing rugby club!
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
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!
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!
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