July has been a weird month hasnt it.
With a heat wave never seen before so very hot and the thermometer going off the scale, I wilted and just had no energy but I did manage to enjoy sitting in the garden in the lovely evenings watching some wonderful sunsets.
We had our MNF Summer event with HASAG which turned out so successful with so many messages from people that they had a great time, which is all that matters and we will make this double event a yearly occasion.
I gave a talk on farming for IOSH. I hadnt realise just how serious asbestos on farms was until I researched and now know that with all the old machinery and old buildings it really is a danger.
Ray finally had his cataract operation done after 3 cancellations because his blood pressure and blood sugars were too high. It was worked out that he was suffering with white coat syndrome and given tablets to take for 2 weeks before the day. So success one eye has been done and its amazing how he can read small print again.
His optician will see him in August and pass him for the second eye to be done –brilliant.
I have been booking up hotels for all the engagements in my diary as I just wont let Mesothelioma get in my way and the really exciting trip to Amsterdam is wonderful as I get to see Harry Vonks Asbestos Museum thanks to Yvonne Waterman and her Conference in November at The Van der Valk Hotel Oostzaan, 10-11 November 2022 https://www.europeanasbestosforum.org/
Flights are all booked !!
We had a great day at the graduation ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral where as Hon Doctors Ray and I joined the Academics on stage a wonderful experience.
A trip to London was very interesting as we had been invited to a round table in the Church of England head office so thats another building we have been able to see inside. Church House Westminster where the Arch Bishop of Canterbury has his office.
The round table was to discuss Asbestos management but the Government released a statement on the 40 years plan to have asbestos removed from all buildings which is now causing concern and means it has given us another fight to contend with. :-
The Government remains concerned that moving to a fixed deadline for removal would
increase the opportunity for exposure which remains difficult to support if the current
risk of exposure is very low where asbestos can be managed safely in situ until planned
refurbishment works. The use of many public estates would also be significantly disrupted
by a removal deadline if this were introduced outside existing estates strategies. There
also remains a concern that introducing a deadline would stimulate poor removal and
disposal practices with a further risk of increase in asbestos exposures.
The Government agrees we need to understand more about the likely rate of elimination
due to current levels of asbestos removal though planned refurbishment and demolition.
National modelling carried out by the HSE as part of the forthcoming Post Implementation
Review of CAR, whilst based on estimates, indicates that there will be a substantial
reduction in the numbers of buildings containing asbestos over the next few decades.
HSE is also planning research to utilise digital information to more accurately define the
scale and location of buildings likely to contain asbestos and this evidence can be used to
inform future work and priorities
The full report is here https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5803/cmselect/cmworpen/633/report.html
A train strike stopped us going to a meet up with HASAG yesterday, although the strike was on Wednesday the time tables were messed up with the station not opening until 7.30 and trains not in the right places. Chaos is being caused and another strike tomorrow (Saturday) chaos will reign over the weekend.
So very pleased to announce The Mavis Nye Foundation and in partnership with Hasag Asbestos Disease Support are together Funding a Mesothelioma UK Nurse We need more Nurses that understand Mesothelioma An exciting day for The Mavis Nye Foundation and its partnership with Hasag Asbestos Disease Support
I have had Chemo number 2 over the last two weeks. The double dose was last week and I was all good, just a feeling to be sick that subsides. The single dose was on Wednesday and Im just so tired but I cope with that.
The gem/Carbo regime isnt too gruelling and now I get 15 days free.
So now we go into August I wonder what that will bring me ??