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FEELING POSITIVE!!!

Dear All,

A couple of weeks ago I had a CT scan with a meeting a couple of days later with my oncologist. Now as normal I had prepared myself mentally to be ready for anything and expect nothing. But for once I was almost speechless, maybe even slightly in shock when he told me he had good news and it was threefold. Firstly that there was no more new growth. The second was that most of the tumours on my lungs had either become smaller or had not grown. The third and for me really exciting news was to be told that the tumour on my liver had pretty much disappeared. Well as you can imagine I was literally over the moon with joy. The last year and a half has been tough not just for me but for my wife and family so it was great to be able to share this news with them and see their faces, just priceless. I am so blessed to have such amazing friends and family as it’s your support and kindness that truly makes the difference. What next? Well my oncologist has given me 3 months before my next scan which is great as I can now relax, enjoy the summer and even have a holiday……ūüėé. That said the really exciting thing is that I can continue in what I am doing to help heal myself although it’s likely treatments will start in September but until then I am going to enjoy. As always we appreciate all your help and support and look forward to seeing you at the fun day on 1st July.
Lots of love
Miggy XXXX
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QUIZ NIGHT SUCCESS!!

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!

#Meds4Miggy  #MiggsArmy

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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 ūüėČ

Have a great rest of your day!
Miggy

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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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SUSSEX RADIO INTERVIEW

Afternoon All,
Today I have been on live radio……..me…..amazing…!! Sussex radio called
this morning and said they were interested in my story and would I like to explain
it to their listeners. Great to be able to continue raising awareness, remember April
is bowel cancer awareness month, if in doubt check it out.
Love to all X
Have a fab holiday.
Cheers
Mig X
#Meds4Miggy #MiggsArmy