Im getting very worried about the damp air here by the coast. The Marshes are so wet around us that at night we are getting condensation on the outside of the windows and the frames of the windows and doors are soggy wet every morning. Mind you it makes cleaning the car easy as we wipe it down each day with a cloth.
There has to be bad fog somewhere with so much moisture.
My cough just wont go away and Im so frightened that it might be damaging my lung. Im passionate about protecting my lung all the time. It isnt wheezy and does seem clear now and anything I cough up has gone clear so there isnt any infection. Its just been so embarrassing in meetings and the fashion show Wed night. Cough cough cough.
My tablets do work and I have had a good sleep last night.
Yesterday I managed to change the bed without any dizzy turns so that is good if my blood sugars had got stable again.
Yesterday our US friends celebrated thanksgiving. I cant imagine having turkey before Christmas like that and Im so surprised we n the UK have not joined in and copied as we do everything else.
Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebrations would likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table—albeit with some updates to pilgrim’s menu.
The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.
There were lots of photos on Face Book of pumpkin pies.
Something we are copying from the US Black Friday where all the bargains can be had in the shops and on line. That will help the Christmas present budget.
For millions of people Black Friday is the time to do some serious Christmas shopping –even before the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone! Black Black is the Friday after Thanksgiving, and it’s one of the major shopping days of the year in the United States -falling anywhere between November 23 and 29. While it’s not recognized as an official US holiday, many employees have the day off -except those working in retail.
The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season.
In the 1960’s, police in Philadelphia griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians, calling it “Black Friday.” In a non-retail sense, it also describes a financial crisis of 1869: a stock market catastrophe set off by gold spectators who tried and failed to corner the gold market, causing the market to collapse and stocks to plummet.
I keep mentioning Steve Wride (we were diagnosed together) -I would like to mention him today as he is starting a coarse of radiotherapy to ease the pain of the Mesothelioma breaking through the chest wall.
He will have to go to the hospital so many times for the treatment so I hope it doesnt tire him to much.
My love and hugs go to him
And to all the Mesowarrior community who need a hug right now.
For the people that read my blog in the Medical field, I have found this to be very interesting
UK Clinical Research Collaboration establishes new National Tissue Directory and Research Collaboration
The Medical Research Council is pleased to announce on behalf of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC)* the establishment of a National Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre, led by University College London in collaboration with Nottingham University.
The new Centre, will receive approximately £900k for a period of three years, from a consortium of UKCRC funders, including British Heart Foundation; Cancer Research UK; Chief Scientist Office (Scotland); MRC; National Institute for Health Research/Department of Health; Health and Social Care Research & Development Division, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland; National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)/ Welsh Government; and the Wellcome Trust.
Professor Brian Davidson, UCL lead for the New Centre for National Tissue Directory and Research Collaboration said:
“The new National Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre will develop a resource finder which will enable researchers to discover, search across and contact multiple human tissue and biosample collections through one system. We hope that this coordinated approach and the guidance provided will improve the harmonisation of standards and best practice associated with the collection and governance of tissue samples in the UK.”
Professor Stephen Holgate, Chair of the Evaluation Panel said:
“The new Centre will help to ensure the medical research community maximises value of human tissue samples and resources while minimising duplication of effort. The Centre will support the UKCRC Experimental Medicine Funders Group’s vision by supporting better characterisation of samples and increased linkage to accurate clinical data. Thus, making sample collection more easily discoverable and accessible for use in high quality research.”
Christopher Birkett, Head of Regulation at the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) said:
“Researchers have told us that the HTA has raised standards for the storage of tissue, leading to better research outcomes. The successful partnership of HTA and the HRA on the Research Tissue Bank scheme means that high quality tissue for research has never been more accessible to researchers. Building on the regulators’ successes in improving research quality, accessibility and transparency, we welcome this new initiative, and look forward to working with Professor Davidson to support it.”
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