Posted by: rayandmave | December 29, 2013

Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- So much storm damage over the Christmas- The Prime Minister visited Maidstone We hadnt realised just what the bad weather had caused so much damage as we were away in London.

So many flooded for Christmas day. This was our local Whitstable damage .

Many trees came down and blocked roads to Canterbury and Ray saw so trees that had been blown down and pushed to the side as he walked up our lane yesterday.

Ray met a neighbour who told him another neighbour has lost part of their roof and Trees in the Gorrol tank have had to be cut down as they were dangerously leaning to one side as the wind from the sea was so fierce.

A house really caught it as it  partially collapsed

The side of a house that partially collapsed in Sydenham Street, Whitstable

These houses were built for the fishermen over 100 years ago and have stood in so many gales. This must have been a gale to far.

Ray has tided up the lights round the Herb Garden and pushed back the growth of next doors hedge as it had been blown over the fence. The fence wasnt down as we first thought so thats good.

We have another forcast for tonight

The flood damage at Maidstone bought a visit from the Prime Minister

Prime minister David Cameron has been meeting families and business owners hit by the floods in Kent today.
As more than 700 homes are still flooded in the wake of the torrential rains, Mr Cameron toured Yalding, and met those most severely hit by the storms.
Some angry villagers hit out, after failing to get a response from authorities handling the crisis.
There is a photo of the other Mobile Home Park that we had looked at to buy when we were discussing in 2000 to buy a home for retirement.
A park for mobile homes in East Farleigh is totally flooded. Picture Natalie Spearman
It looked Idealic to live by the river but this is a picture that makes me so pleased I didn’t let my heart rule my head.
If the sea here did role in  here we are slightly uphill, but we would be cut off as we were made aware of when the very high tide reminded us just before Christmas.
Well we just stayed in yesterday as I was exhausted for Christmas. I realised just how much I had put into the walk I did around London in my attempt to be normal for the family. It worked but I have had to use a full day to recover.
It was great to switch off from My illness for 2 days but now Im looking to the New year 2014 to find a trial of a drug to help me have another year.
There are 1% that live to 10 years and I will fight to have a go at being in that 1%.
Some people have been lucky and had a Lung removed or at least Linings of organs removed but they saw me as to old for such an operation so I have to help myself all the time and fight for more treatment. 2014 will be a huge fight as the growth of Meso is still going on and I have to make sure it doesn’t have any new spread to new areas and all though they say it cant break out of the Lung it has been proved differently and other organs become involved.
I have been talking about if the next round of Chemo is on the cards walking even with a stick might be impossible as my nerve system is hit again. We have been looking at mobility scooters and we fancy this one.
I can just see us riding this and Louis can either run by the side of us our sit on the floor for a ride. Mmmmm a good thought !!!
Everyone of the UK Warriors have got through Christmas which Im so relieved at as so many are very ill.
Im pleased their families have had a good Christmas and hope they were able to forget Mesothelioma for 2 days and I wish them all a Happy New year. Maybe 2014 might be the year for a cure for Cancer and Mesothelioma.
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  1. Dear Mavis & Ray All the best for 2014.
    Best wishes Lisa Grace (Jose’s daughter)

    • Happy New Year Lisa to you and your family. 2014 is going to be a great one Im sure xx
      Love Mavis and Ray

  2. All the best for 2014- read your new year resolutions and wishes
    Just to let you know your comments on getting up each day has had a big impact on both of us.
    Lots of love
    Amanda and Ray

    • Happy New year xxx
      Thanks for your comment xxx

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