My Diary what a stormy day it was

It has been a day today as a low pressure came across the Atlantic, Portugal, and France then to us.

Forty-five  people died in France as Winds of up to 87mph caused chaos as they moved from Portugal up through the Bay of Biscay. Such a bad day the weather certainly is angry at the moment

Well we didn’t have it that bad but the rain was very heavy and windy and the dog refused to go out to the garden.

So at midday I put his lead on him and forced him out as we went around the Park.

Later when it stopped raining so heavy we took him on a short round trip and he got back in very wet and begged to be wrapped up in the warm towel I had put on the radiator for him.

I made a Lentil soup for lunch and a Lentil Moussaka for dinner –now that was lovely and I followed it with Fruits of the Forest and Semolina.

Friendship Poem

I have made so many Mesothelioma friends on facebook and the Macmillian site and we are backing each other up with help and good advice .

My Diary A lovely spring like day

I woke up to a the sun shinning although a bit windy.

Had a good time doing the household chores and than got the dog ready for a walk which was really very pleasant.

They have knocked a bungalow down this week on the beach walk , and cleared the land to build a larger house.

At the moment my friend now has a property over looking the sea until they build the new one.

There has been a terrible earthquake in Chile and now they are waiting to see where the major tsunami will hit, as it is on its way across the Pacific, and the first hemisphere wide tsunami warning since 1964 was issued all along the basin, according to monitors in Hawaii.

How awful the people there must be in a panic I wish them well and hope they keep safe.

Our campaign is quiet so we will have to wait until Monday to see what happens and if there will be more answers for us.

I have made a Vegetable Lasagna for dinner and it was as good as a meat one, I served  it with garlic bread and we really enjoyed it.

Medically I do get out of breath when I walk a fast walk  and still get pains in my chest around the operation area’s in the left lung but on the whole I have a good quality of life so Im really pleased still with the way my health is at the moment.

I wish I could go back to my keep fit class  but think it would be pushing myself so I will just have to sit on the settee and watch the telly!!

Whickham Durham High Street

I do a lot of work on my family tree where i have over 3000 relatives listed and I have been aroun the countryto take photos.

Wickham in Durham is where my ggreat grandad came from —-I find it all very interesting.

Well we will soon take the dog on his last walk they have promised a very bad storm  with high winds tomorrow coming in from the Atlantic so its a case of button down everthing in the garden.

My Diary a busy day today

The Complaint’s Commission have passed my complaint on to be looked at.
I have received this email this afternoon

Dear Mrs Nye
Thank you for your email. Your complaint will now be assessed as to whether it requires investigation under the Code. If this appears to be the case we will ask the editor to deal with your complaint. Complaints Officer Elizabeth Cobbe will now be dealing with this matter. Yours sincerely Simon Yipsimon
Press Complaints Commission

Debbie received this  email from Chris Knighton. MKMRF.

“The article in Tuesday’s Mail was a disgrace, years of promoting a greater awareness into the dangers of asbestos wiped out by one article!!!

Apart from the obvious there were a number of discrepancies, the article states Michael Lees wife supposedly died of mesothelioma, …no suppose about it, she did!
The Health and Safety Exec’s concern was because originally the campaign stated a specific number of carpenters, plumbers, joiners etc died each year from mesothelioma.
They wanted it changed to “thousands die each year” and the campaign was relaunched.
I passed the article round our Self-help Group meeting this morning and everyone was horrified by the inaccuracy’s of the article and the damage it could cause.
I know Michael Lees extremely well and we can only thank him for the amazing work he has done to highlight the danger of asbestos in schools.

We are being listened to by so many that we have a successful campaign running now.

My Pal Gerald found a great link here
We are working hard together on facebook and Mr Booker must know by now how we feel about his article.
Today we went to the Savacentre to meet my brother and Fiance for a coffee and a cake as it was his birthday and we had a good walk round the shops and then sat down and had a natter to catch up on the news.
We came home and tried to have a dinner in the Sportsman but it was full up as it must be very Popular so we went to the Long Reach which is a Beefeater and is ideally situated just 1.5 miles from the coastal town of Whitstable, famed for its sea air and oysters.  They offer an extensive range of meals both restaurant and hot and cold snacks which are served throughout the day.
 It has survived a major fire and two changes of address… From “Coastal Road” to “Thanet Way”  and from “Thanet Way” to “Old Thanet Way” when the new A299 was constructed


The Long Reach

While all this was happening, a motel was added at the rear and a new business park (The Chaucer) mushroomed along its western boundary. Thus, the once isolated pub has become part of a substantial complex.

Came home to loads of emails to answer with everyone backing our Asbestos Campaign and wishing us luck.
It has been a busy day today

My Diary a hectic day

This has been reported today and it appears as goggled gook I cant work it out.

This sentence isn’t making sense 

Pleural plaques: Jack Straw statement25 February 2010 

Medical evidence

This has confirmed that the presence of pleural plaques is an indicator that a person has been exposed to asbestos. Given that exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing a serious illness, a diagnosis of pleural plaques can give rise to an understandable sense of anxiety and unease. However, while the exposure to asbestos has resulted in an anatomical change, in the great majority of cases pleural plaques do not in themselves produce any significant physiological change or loss of lung function, and only very rarely give rise to physical symptoms. In such rare cases it is still possible for individuals to bring a civil claim for damages. 

There is no available medical evidence to show that pleural plaques become malignant or lead to mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. Current evidence indicates that it is a person’s exposure to asbestos that produces any increased risk of developing a serious asbestos-related disease rather than the pleural plaques themselves. That is a muddled statement. You breath in asbestos and pleural plaques grow and turn into Tumours –there is no argument there.

I know it would be so expensive paying out for pleural plaques and at that point your life is running along normal I know its when you have tumours growing that compensation is paid at the moment.

Anyway we have also had a day writing to the Daily Mail and the Complaints Commission, the Prime Minister as we have formed a group on face book called 

Asbestos!. Boycott the Daily Mail

After they published the article that I talked about yesterday.

So this has been a busy day and spent on the computer most of the time talking to face book friends who either have or their partners of parents have Meso and a lady lost her husband today after a long fight with the disease which is very sad.

We did get a walk in with the dog of coarse and it is a lot warmer but still very muddy.

My friends in Spain have been having very wet weather so its not only us although tonight the heavens opened.

I had a soup for lunch –tomato- and for dinner I cooked Ray chicken in a mustard sauce and  curly kale and diced fried potato and myself quorn in the mustard sauce and kale the sauce turned out really tasty.

Dog walk coming up again I’m sure the dog can read the time and my mind as he has just walked into the den and sat by me whimpering to go out.

He has been so good with other dogs today I love it when he is in a sociable mood— bless!! he didn’t retaliate when next doors dog yapped away at him this morning through the fence.

Today has been a good day

My Diary we are having to fight the Daily Mail as a group

The daily Mail published a story claiming that white asbestos is not a threat to your health, it claims that mass hysteria has been caused and that there is no proof that white asbestos is a danger or has a link to mesothelioma. I and many others feel that The Mail should not have run this story and we demand a retraction

 Jan Weston has written The daily Mail published a story claiming that white asbestos is not a threat to your health, it claims that mass hysteria has been caused and that there is no proof that white asbestos is a danger or has a link to mesothelioma. i and many others feel that The Mail should not have run this story and we demand a retraction.

The fight is on  We are so angry on Facebook over the story in the daily mail  

They have known for a long time that white asbestos was as dangerous as blue and brown
To talk about Hysteria is madness. I have said “this is an Insult to all us Mesothelioma sufferers, telling us we are Hysterical.
Being Classed as terminally ill with a Tumour that has seeded all over my chest wall and lung and spreading to a Lymph Gland near my heart and a prognosis of 4 months is not being hysterical –Having an operation and Chemo is not being Hysterical. I’m fighting to live.
They have known for years that blue and brown and now white asbestos is causing a cancer.
We will see whether we get a retraction of the story.
Well we had a wet day again but very much warmer though which made the dog walk a whole lot better.
We went shopping and had a great day together but cant wait to get out in the garden and tidy the shed up.
My neighbour came to see me to make sure Im doing OK which was very sweet of him as he lost his wife to Cancer so I must be reminding him of the sad times when she became very ill.
Its nice though to talk to someone who understands what Im going through.
I have had a great photo of Ray and I sent it was taken at the Dinner dance.

Ray and myself at the dinner dance

My Diary yet again a wet and cold day

Article in TIME documenting a growing mesothelioma epidemic in South Korea. “The warnings have come too late…”

Today was a cold day and more rain –when is spring coming?

We took the dog to Tankerton Slopes and he jumped straight out of the car and sunk in the mud where we have had so much rain.

Louis all clean again

He then found a ball that another dog must have lost but he spat it out and shook his head so it must have tasted nasty. We left it for another dog to find.

The wind was bitter cold so we got off the sea front and walked around some of the roads where we have never walked before so we became nosy looking at some of the lovely old buildings.

One was a Retirement home but you could see it had been a School in the past even though it had been modernized a really fine old building.

We came back through roads to return to the sea front and to jump back into the car and put the heater on. The dog put muddy paw marks over his blanket.

We returned home to have a Jacket potato and beans and a hot cup of coffee.

I had changed the bed and washed the sheets so they had to be dried in the dryer I don’t know my electric bill is going to be huge in all this cold weather.

I have booked another Rally so we are going to have a busy year –so much to look forward to.

I cooked a Bolognese for us for dinner but I left the meat out for myself and added more vegetables.

I had rhubarb and yogurt for sweet which was great.

Today’s Poem that I have found.

by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: Hold on;

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

My Diary Gosh what a wet day

We have had so much rain today that everywhere is so mucky.

We went out for a dog walk but it was so unpleasant in the rain and wind even the dog was glad to get back and wrapped up in a warm towel to be dried.

It was Rays birthday today but even that didn’t draw us to go anywhere exciting in the wet as we had such a good weekend so I made his favourite Chicken Tikka and I had Noodles, veg in a Chinese sauce.

Happy Birthday Ray

A friend emailed me a poem today

Don’t Quit
by Anonymous

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.