I started this Blog after being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2010. I thought I was going to die! It was a way of keeping family and friends informed but then became a campaigning tool, helping to make improvements in hospitals nationally. 11 years on, after successful surgery, my PSA is still undetectable. I'm not continuing to Blog about prostate cancer, I'm hoping to leave it in the past, but this blog contains a great archive of information.
I have had thousands of messages of support from around the world in the past week, from NHS staff both locally and from other Trusts, cancer patients and support groups, other organisations, friends and relatives, and they just keep flooding in.
What I need to do now is turn that support into numbers of people at our demonstration on the 4th July at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
I have told the Police that I will be able to give them a rough idea of numbers by Thursday 23rd June, so I ask you to reply to this by Wednesday 22nd June if you will be attending. Your name will only be known to me and I will not make names available to anyone else or any other organisation.
I appreciate that some have already given very good reasons for not being able to attend. Those working in the NHS who don't want to go public, those still receiving treatment at the hospital and the man who wrote a lovely letter of support from the Philippines!
So if you could please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org if you ARE able to attend I would be extremely grateful.