Jonnie Irwin has disclosed a high-tech device that has been assisting him in dealing with the adverse affects of his terminal disease.
The 49-year-old A Place in the Sun host revealed his diagnosis in November after a lung malignancy spread to his brain.
Jonnie, who has a wife and three small boys, has been keeping his supporters up to speed on his treatment and the memories he’s made as he approaches the end of his life.
While he is unknown how much time he has left, Jonnie is determined to make the most of his life and alleviate as much of his agony as possible.
The hyperbaric oxygen chamber has arrived!
The air pressure in a hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber is 2 to 3 times greater than normal air pressure. This permits a person’s lungs to absorb far more oxygen than would be possible if they just breathed pure oxygen at normal air pressure.
Taking to social media, the Escape to the Country host had nothing but good things to say.
‘I can’t tell you how happy I am with the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber lent to me by @o2worx’, he wrote.
‘It’s great for people with my condition but also for recovery from injuries and general wellness.
‘I’m not gonna preach but if you’re interested Google it- you’ll be surprised!’
Jonnie added: ‘This chamber is perfect for me, no feelings of claustrophobia and it’s just big enough to get my favourite comfy chair in it!
‘I actually look forward to each session knowing that it’s doing me good whilst being able to do a bit of work’.
The property expert then quipped that he, too, enjoys watching Netflix in the chamber and was seated there when he shared his post.
Jonnie’s Instagram carousel included pictures of him relaxing in his favourite chair both inside the chamber and in his home room.
In the comments, Jonnie’s fans expressed their delight at receiving an update from him.
‘I’ve noticed that you are looking good in recent posts Jonnie. Keep it up X’, one person commented.
Agreeing, another said: ‘I’ve noticed a definite difference in you lately you actually look so well xx’.
Having personal experience with the oxygen chamber, one follower wrote: ‘It is a marvellous treatment. The chamber brought relief to my husband who suffered from advanced Parkinson’s.’
‘So happy you’re not feeling claustrophobic in this and spreading the word ❤️… love to you all x’, one added.
Jonnie has already beaten doctors’ predictions, who earlier stated that he would not live beyond 2023.
He is, however, still there and sharing wonderful memories with his loved ones, having recently spent a very significant event with his wife, Jess.
The TV actor turned to social media at the beginning of October to commemorate seven years of marriage after he and Jess married in 2016.
Jonnie and Jess are now proud parents to Rex, four, and Rafa and Cormac, two-year-old twins, who are ignorant of their father’s sickness because he didn’t want to ‘confuse’ them.
Sharing an adorable snap of himself and Jess having a meal, Jonnie wrote: ‘7 years married to this Angel. I use this term because the love she shows to others is beyond comparison.
‘Last night was just us; chatting, planning and gossiping. So good. Amazing food and staff at @lovagejesmond made our evening perfect.’
Jonnie has had the unwavering support of his internet admirers since his cancer diagnosis last year, which extended to his profession when he made a surprise television appearance at the end of September.
In a new episode of Escape to the Country, Jonnie travelled to Somerset to assist a retired couple in finding their perfect property, with the show shattering watching records.
Sharing a shot of himself with the crew on location, Jonnie wrote on Instagram: ‘Just been told about the overnight viewing figures from our show on Monday; 22% audience share, 1 million viewers and slot winner!
‘Well done to all of our team on @escape_country and thanks to you so much for watching, I must admit we had a lot of fun filming this episode.’
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