Living with Mesothelioma –My Diary–Halloween Night —Asbestos in Schools but at least Wales is taking it Serious

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween tonight when witches fly so I have to get my Broom out  and fly across the moon.

So Sweet

This was in a garden as we walked Louis around

Such a great night for the children to trick or treat.

Ray had to go to the Dentist again so we were stuck in but then it was very windy this afternoon so I wasn’t sorry to be able to stay in the warm.

Washing was soon done and hung out to dry which was very easy as the wind got stronger. We have had sunshine though so all the solar lights were charged up which made a change to have them glowing as it got dark.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007hj4j Clips of a programme that BBC wales showed last night –so much Asbestos in our Schools ??? This has got to be sorted –our children are being taught in Rooms with Asbestos -not good

Cwmcarn school closed its doors because of Asbestos but how widespread is the problem in Wales, what risk does it pose and how much will it cost to put it right?

Rays Blog http://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/wednesday-18/

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Living With Mesothelioma –My Diary —Sandy –Wind Rain Snow and Earth Tremors –Poor USA they are throwing everything at you

I do hope all our Mesowarriors are safe as they had to evacuate hospitals over night.

Photo: Shaking going on and the hurricane all in one shot

There was a photo that really got to me today as it was of Ground Zero and how Sandy has effected this very -already sad site.

Photo: There are blizzard warnings in West Virginia as cold air wraps behind the storm. Here is a look at Davis, WV.

Snow as well so deep.

And then there was Tremors gosh they don’t need anything else to hit them .

Well we had a morning watching the news, the scenes were awful.

The window cleaner came and did all the outside windows for us and noticed he has really bought his round up. Im really pleased as he is a lovely guy and he really does a great job.

It was a lovely sunny day so we went out -where- to Tankerton Slopes ha ha !!

We had a great walk along the slopes and met other dog walkers so Louis was happy saying hello and playing ball. A very bouncy greyhound was racing around so I couldnt let Louis off lead or he would chasing all over the place.

I let him talk to 2 other calmer dogs.

The man with his ship to shore was there again and this time he was looking out to sea on a large Telescope that we think was really bird watching binoculars.

So after walking and having fun we decided to shop and then came home.

Lots of warriors going in or finishing Chemo. we do all seem to be doing well lately Chemo seems to be bring the shrinkage we so hope for.

I wish all the Warriors just starting another round of Chemo and those that are in the treatment -all the luck in the world.

Rays Blog http://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/tuesday-24/

Living With Mesothelioma –My Diary — Prayers for the USA xx

http://news.sky.com/story/1004129/live-updates-hurricane-sandy-threatens-us

The poor people in the USA –i cant imagine how frightened they must be when a storm that big comes overhead. Please stay safe xx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20119631

Manhatten has been closed down Bridges closed

 

Latest Hurricane Sandy Satellite Photos and Videos (Updating Live)

As seen from space.

Well our weather is quieter at the moment but we do wonder what will happen if this crosses the Atlantic, its large and will it have time to open up and disperse ????

We have had our own storm here in the Mesothelioma UK

http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/latest_news/east_mids_mep_promotes_danger.aspx this was published today

29 Oct 2012

GMB CONDEMNS EAST MIDLANDS UKIP MEP FOR EU AMENDMENT THAT IGNORES THE DANGERS OF WHITE ASBESTOS

This amendment flies in the face of scientific evidence from the World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the International Agency of Human Carcinogens says GMB

GMB condemned the attempt by Roger Helmer, UKIP MEP for East Midland, to amend the proposed motion in an EU Committee on improving safety measures on exposure to deadly asbestos fibres in the EU by inserting clauses claiming that white asbestos (chrysotile) is not dangerous. See notes to editors for details of the committee and the text of his amendment.

Craig Stuart, GMB Regional Health & Safety Officer for the Midlands & East Coast region, said “This amendment from Mr Helmer flies in the face of scientific evidence from the World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the International Agency of Human CarcinogensSee Notes to editors.

Not content on moving parties when the prevailing wind suits him and being a climate change sceptic Mr Helmer is now denying scientific evidence that exposure to all forms of asbestos is dangerous and can be fatal to humans.

This is not in the interests of his constituents where family members exposed to white asbestos in the course of their work have suffered in agony and died from asbestos related diseases.

GMB will encourage members to contact Mr Helmer to make clear their own experience and views on this serious issue and ask him to drop this foolish and dangerous amendment”

Ends

Contact: Craig Stuart GMB Regional Health & Safety Officer for the Midlands & East Coast region on 0115 960 7171, or John McClean National H&S Officer on 07710 631329 or GMB press office 07974 251 823 or 07921 289880

Notes to Editors:

1          Motion to the European Commission, Committee on Employment & Social affairs (2012/2065(INI)-“Asbestos related occupational health threats and prospects for abolishing all existing asbestos”.

2          Proposed amendment by Roger Helmer-Amendment 7(C) proposes-“concludes that in the light of these reports it is essential to exclude chrysotile (white asbestos)  from safety provisions considered appropriate from blue and brown asbestos fibres and concludes that cement containing chrysotile poses no measurable risk to human health”.

3          Scientific report from WHO, ILO, UNEP and the International Programme on Clinical Safety report 203 (1998).

4          International Agency of Human Carcinogens report Part C –Metals, Arsenic, Dust and Fibres.

5 Roger Helmer left the Conservative party in March 2012 to join UKIP, many feeling that this would enable him to hold onto to a seat in the East Midland constituency.

How can a man be so ignorant of Asbestos. All Asbestos can kill -does kill it has been proved time and time again and then you get a stupid person say different.

I have contacted and sent the article to MP’s to gauge their reaction–watch this space as the say.

Lets end with wonderful views of where I live where I look out of my window and loose my thoughts.

This is the view directly out of my bedroom window –I wake up and judge what the weather is –if  I can see the hills it sunny if I cant its raining.

Round we go

then we look over the salt marshes where they used to collect salt I don’t know it it is still very salty now.

They haven’t come out very good the weather was damp and misty.

Louis got another bath bless him, he does get splashed with mud this weather.

Well that’s it but I pray we wake up and the news is better for the USA  Hugs and prayers for all our friends in the USA Meso Warriors

Rays Blog  http://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/monday-18/

Living with Mesothelioma –My Diary –So many Red Berries does this mean a freezing white winter ???

Fancy colorful animated table clock gifFancy animated carved wooden wall clockCoo coo clock with bird

 

The clocks went back so it is always strange when you get up and realise its an hour earlier than you thought it was doh!!

It was lighter outside and a very sunny day so that was great but then you realise it will be darker earlier –not so good.

I looked out and my path was all dried out and did look very clean, after the wash down yesterday.

Before

After

We had an email from very dear friends to make arrangements to met up in 2 weeks before they go to the Bahamas for the winter so I was very excited about that but they sent photos they took Of our time at Malvern together.

Two happy cowgirls xx

I adored the Indians they gave a reenactment and told tales with the sign language as well -so very gentle

Louis all ready and waiting for his walk

Ray had to go to the Dentist Technician –yes on a Sunday weird but true. So I got on and had a good tidy up and cleaned the windows inside as the window cleaner is coming tomorrow.

When Ray came home we had a walk with Louis and suddenly we were amazed at all the berries on people’s bushes.

So many berries does this mean a very cold snowy winter ??

Walking past our church we could see it has a boarded up door and wonder if there had been a break in last night.

Shocking if that was the reason.

We had a brunch and worked then on the computer all afternoon but did manged to watch country file and a  film.

I cooked a roast for dinner and we have just finished that.

Relaxing evening watching the results of Strictly and X factor just waiting for Downtown Abbey of coarse.

Rays Blog http://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/sunday-25/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- SNOW !!!!!!!

It was so cold outside today so very cold and windy.

We had snow, rain, and sun all in 1 hour.

Everyone on the East side of UK were saying  it was snowing.

I took Louis for a quick walk before Roger came to power wash the path. He came in the gate to our site so I waved to him and then got back to see him in. He wasnt around so he must have dropped his new machine off and park his van.

He did a great job and I loved his new machine

Karcher K2.25 & T50 100bar Pressure Washer

That round head doesn’t splash and is so easy to do the job which he completed within the hour. Lucky he was dressed up with layers of clothes wellies.

ha ha I stayed in the warm to take these photos

So that’s a good job done for this year.

We did wrap up and take Louis out for a walk but was really pleased to get back home in the warm. Even youngsters were saying to us how cold it was . If it wasn’t for the weather we wouldn’t have so many conversations, the weather is a great topic to chat about herein the UK.

Our friend is really in snow in Austrian/ German Border as he has been posting pictures as it gets deeper and deeper I do hope he doesn’t get stuck on this site

Looks lovely but not when you have to maneuver a Large Motorhome out -Lucky he has taken his snow chains with him

Its getting thicker by the minute –hope it stay’s in Germany and not come to us

 

Make a snow man Tony xxx

Rays Blog http://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/saturday-24/

Living with Mesothelioma –My Diary —IATP have bestowed a Great Honour on me xx

Great news today xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been so cold today and so wet. Our man came to jet wash our path and his machine blew up –isnt that just like us -Ray is jinxing this house ha ha !!

 

 

He said he had been using it for 20 years now so he is pleased he has to buy a new one and he will come tomorrow to finish the job.

We went shopping after I had tided my wardrobe and sorted my cloths. I have all my cloths form the motorhome wardrobe in as its winter so I needed to sort it all out.

Now I have a working everyday wardrobe and a best going out wardrobe. How long that lasts i dont know as I muddle things up again.

This afternoon was a surprise as on Facebook this came over

The wonderful Mavis Nye will be representing the Global Meso Warriors Community at the IATP Charity Ball Jan 2013… & receiving an award! ♥ x

IATP Meso Warrior Award 2013. In recognition of the Meso Warrior Global Community this very special Award goes to Mavis Nye. Mavis tirelessly campaigns and raises asbestos awareness, her book continues to raise funds for Mesothelioma UK.
Photo: IATP Meso Warrior Award 2013. In recognition of the Meso Warrior Global Community this very special Award goes to Mavis Nye. Mavis tirelessly campaigns and raises asbestos awareness, her book continues to raise funds for Mesothelioma UK.
Well that was a shock to see all that but Im very proud of the honour and to be there with Linda Reinstein from ADAO is an even bigger honour
IATP Global Impact Award 2013 goes to Linda Reinstein, Co Founder and President of ADAO. For her tireless work across the Globe and ability to harness the power of social media that is making a huge difference. Linda turned Anger into Action and continues to inspire many to partner with ADAO and facilitate change regarding asbestos education, prevention and advocacy.
Photo: IATP Global Impact Award 2013 goes to Linda Reinstein, Co Founder and President of ADAO. For her tireless work across the Globe and ability to harness the power of social media that is making a huge difference. Linda turned Anger into Action and continues to inspire many to partner with ADAO and facilitate change regarding asbestos education, prevention and advocacy.
And then to be with a Man I hold in Awe a man who I really respect and I fight with as Im always on about the Asbestos in Schools.
Im so pleased I will be meeting Michael he works so hard for the schools and their war against Asbestos In schools
IATP Award for Making a Difference 2013 goes to Michael Lees (Asbestos in Schools) Michael is committed to raising awareness and providing information for Teachers and Parents.
Photo: IATP Award for Making a Difference 2013 goes to Michael Lees (Asbestos in Schools) Michael is committed to raising awareness and providing information for Teachers and Parents.
This ia all going to take place at the IATP

IATP Annual Charity Ball 26/01/2013 Casino Royale!
IATP’s chosen charity is DAST. Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team
Thankyou IATP –Christine and Mark Winters I hope I make you proud of me on the night xxx
I will represent the Mesowarriors on the night xx
As Linda has just said on my Facebook

Linda Reinstein Thank you, Mavis! All of us make a great team! —- and that’s so true We do make a great team— we work together for Asbestos Awareness..

Living with Mesothelioma -My Diary- A very scientific morning

I spent all morning watching scientific videos thanks to my Australian friend Ellen, she is so into science and all alien so she is on the same wavelength as Ray and I.

Dr. Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics in the City College of New York of City University of New York, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science.Wikipedia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=219YybX66MY&feature=related Watch this video if you love to know about the future because here is a man working on the future.

Then I also read this—

The Matrix

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/11/physicists-may-have-evide_n_1957777.html

Physicists say they may have evidence that the universe is a computer simulation.

How? They made a computer simulation of the universe. And it looks sort of like us.

A long-proposed thought experiment, put forward by both philosophers and popular culture, points out that any civilisation of sufficient size and intelligence would eventually create a simulation universe if such a thing were possible.

So a morning went by I couldn’t believe it but we had both sat together to watch so it was nice. I have sent all the links to my son as he phoned this afternoon and he to is very interested in the subject so cool!!

It filled in the time before Ray went to the dentist

Ray parked the car out side the dentist and I took Louis for a walk. We met more dogs than ever as it was 3pm and gone so more people around walking their dogs but he didn’t mind at all and he showed how he is listening to me now.

I put him in the car to find Ray in the dentist waiting room in case he felt woozy but he was still sitting waiting to go in.

He disappeared in after a while and then came out looking like something from Emergency Ward 10. He had a cotton plug stuck in his mouth to hold the

bleeding and of coarse his mouth was numb.

We got home and it was dinnertime so I did a carrot and coriander soup for him.

He is now having a bowl of Ice Cream so at least he has had something to eat.

Rays Blog  http://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/thursday-19/