Vicky Phelan "blown away" by support after powerful Late Late interview
Vicky said she couldn't thank the people of Ireland enough.
Vicky Phelan has issued a heartfelt thank you to the Irish people for all of their support following her Late Late show interview.
The cervical cancer campaigner spoke with Ryan Tubridy on Friday night about her recent decision to stop chemotherapy and spend more time with her family.
Viewers were in awe of Vicky's story, taking to social media to express how much she had inspired them - with many referring to her as "courageous", "incredible", and "a remarkable woman".
She has since posted a slide of images from the day on Instagram and shared how she was "blown away" by the response.
"I have been absolutely blown away by the reaction to my interview on the @latelaterte on Friday night," she wrote.
"I was exhausted after a long day and a VERY late night for me AND I had to be up early on Saturday morning to go watch my son play a soccer match. It was worth the early start.
"Darragh scored two goals and his team @aislingannafc won their match. Yay! I was fit for absolutely nothing yesterday except the couch.
"I want to take the opportunity today to thank a number of people who helped me make it to the couch beside Ryan on Friday night..."
Vicky went on to thank the make-up artists and those who provided her with clothes and jewellery on the night, as well as her friend who accompanied her on the car journey to Dublin. She thanked The Stunning band for playing a song in studio for her on Friday as well as all of the Late Late Show team.
She applauded Ryan Tubridy for "such a sensitive interview on Friday night" and all of his support over the past year - particularly thanking him for the messages of support he sent her while she was away in the US.
She also extended her thanks to the people of Ireland as a whole.
"Last but not least, to the people of Ireland who have supported me and continue to support me, I can never thank you enough," she said.
On Friday, Vicky candidly spoke with Ryan about her future and why she won't be continuing chemotherapy treatment.
"I would rather my children have memories of doing stuff with me and if I go sooner, so be it."
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"The horrors of the treatment are often worse than the actual disease," she said.
"I'd rather be well and have a shorter time frame. I'd like my children to have memories of doing stuff with me and if I die sooner, so be it."
She also urged viewers not to be afraid to speak up when it comes to their own health.
"Know your body, and when you know your body, don't be afraid to ask questions about it, and get another referral if you're not happy."