Its been a busy week this week
Treatment on Monday those 2 weeks come around to quickly and the traffic was so bad right from Maidstone M20 so you just know its going to be a long drag.
It was a 6 car knock so once past that we picked speed up.
The ward was very busy but I was the only Meso Patient and that is because there is only 1 other trial running there I do hope that picks up in the new year.
It was a long day but we did get home at 4.30 so too bad
We went to LASAG Support Group in Canterbury where we learnt the sad news that a lovely man who ray and I got close to had died, such sad news.
We also had a good meeting talking to new members on our table.
We were asked to come up with new ideas for Mesothelioma UK Day next June so we had a good time coming up with ideas for the day and for raising funds for the group.
London again for a Board meeting of MNF and we found that getting off at Mansion House walking up bow lane we come out right by the side of head office. That makes our life so much easier as I hate Bank Station.
It’s far to large and you have to walk miles.
The best thrill of the day was the lifts that have been built in Victoria station to the underground. That is really a huge help.
We had to leave very early again as we had to get to the QE11 Building at Westminster as we were talking at the B&CE event.
Something had happened on the Central Line and the workmen had to repir the line so there wasnt many trains running in the tube.
The gates were closed and the build up was huge right at rush hour.
Finally the gate opened and we were able to go to the tube but was told there wasn’t many trains running. We sneaked through barrier saying we were going for the Jubilee Line but as we did that a man told us there were a few trains running when they could.
With time running out we did get on a train and arrived at Westminster right on time.
Paul Cullinan speaking at B&CE Occupational Health Study Day: respiratory illness
Paul Cullinan is one of several speakers at the above event, to be held on at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London on 11 October.
Paul will present ‘Health surveillance and monitoring for asthma and COPD – current best practice’ and ‘Silicosis – diagnosis and health surveillance’.
Other speakers include Mavis and Ray Nye from the Mavis Nye Foundation, who will speak about their journey and experience of surviving mesothelioma; Sue Brandrick and Tim Shambrook from HSE; and Margaret Grahamslaw, Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing at B&CE, who will give an update on their occupational health management scheme.
We soon got underway and the welcomes and introductions were done
Ray and I spoke first and once again everybody loved our presentation. It does go very well our double act.
After a break We heard Paul Cullinon
He spoke about COPD
Lunch and then Paul spoke again Diagnosis. It was really great even if the poor man had the most outrageous cold.
After another break Sue Brandrick and Tim Shambrook Policy Advisors of HSE spoke then and Margaret Grahamslaw, Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing at B&CE
It has really led me down the path at HSE and safety at work.
It was a wonderful day and thank you so much for the collection for my Mavis Nye Foundation I have banked £70.12.
Samantha Wilding Adam Hamilton and Margaret Grahamslaw and everyone else thank you so much for your kindness to ray and I and for the lovely gift you sneaked into envelopes xx