Prostate Cancer – Raising Awareness

Update posted by John Wall On Oct 09, 2017

Greetings All. I write these few words with a sense of genuine sincerity & thankfulness. I had envisaged closing the funding campaign by now but each time I think it's time, more donations pour in! We have now exceeded €10k. WOW, just WOW.

I have met with representatives from both The Oncological Unit in Limerick & from Sláinte an Chláir Cancer Support Centre in Kilnamona where we have discussed how best to disseminate the funds. I will of course let you all know what happens, when it happens.

On the treatment front, I'm well into my second cycle of chemotherapy. All progressing according to plan and any side effects are thankfully within tolerance levels & manageable. My PSA's have dropped from over 800 to just 9 at the last count. Great news there. My head is beginning to shine like an egg 😁. I think baldness might even suit me!

Until the next time,

John.


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Update posted by John Wall On Sep 25, 2017


Our friends Ewelina & Kasia organised a get together in Quin Community Centre where Bokwa was taught, faces were painted, cakes were sold & ju jitsu skills demonstrated.

Owing to a rather stubborn infection. I unfortunately was unable to attend as am in hospital but nothing that a few days won't sort out.

Our campaign nears €9000 in total which has astounded us beyond belief. We will let it run online for another week or so before closing it off & will talk to the people in the know about where the money would be best spent.

My colleagues at work raffled a balloon at their annual dinner dance the previous evening & raised €450 which was an incredible gesture. Must've been some balloon!

I'm also delighted to say that our awareness programme is working effectively. Many appointments made & discussions had in recent weeks.

Remember a simple blood test!

MAYO4SAM18!!!

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Update posted by John Wall On Sep 18, 2017

We are beyond grateful for the huge turnout to last evenings get together to raise awareness & euros for The Prostate Campaign. The village of Quin emptied itself into our local where songs were sang, hair was dyed & stories told!

I'm hearing many stories of many guys getting their bloods checked over the last few days. That puts an enormous smile across my face. To say that my family & I are buoyed by the support from far & wide would be a gross understatement.

THANK YOU ALL!

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Update posted by John Wall On Sep 14, 2017

Day one over & done with. Plenty of apprehension beforehand but genuinely a very satisfying experience. Amazing fellow patients & quite extraordinary nurses & staff.

I ain't going to be posting updates every day but if I've something to get off my chest, you guys are gonna hear about it!

Can't believe how well the fundraising is going. Really does uplift my spirits knowing all the good will that exists out there.

As for the blue hair, well I'm afraid I won't be able to dye it because of the bleach involved (chemo rules!) but don't fret, I'm getting it sprayed blue on Sunday evening. I'm sure I'll still get some funny looks but sure what the hell, wouldn't be the first time!

Until again.....

John.

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Well done John. Excellent achievement with your fundraising. Thinking of u all! Brendan, Marion, Mark and Fiona x

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Best of Luck John....hope everything goes well.

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Best of luck with your treatment John. Thinking of you all. Don and Suzanne

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Dear John, Dee and family, I so admire your strength and resilience as you not only fight your personal battle but selflessly work to raise awareness so that hopefully other families won't have to experience the nightmare you are going through. Best wishes for a speedy full recovery. Lara

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