Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary – Is this an Ice Age ?


The sun did come out yesterday although the bitter wind didnt leave us.

I actually put washing out on the line and it dried. Such a little thing but it it did really please me that the tumble dryer was turned on for just one day. The bad summer and the cold and snowey winter the tumble dryer has worked overtime, the electric bill has shown that.

I wish they would be honest and tell us we are in a Iceage as this is a long cold winter and they are saying it is going to last through to April.

And the root of the delay in the Spring weather is a jet stream, a high altitude belt of wind, which normally brings milder weather.

The jet stream has been pushed to an unusually southerly location, and is currently flowing around the north of Africa.  Thats a long way down isnt it and I wonder what its going to take to get it up again.

And the root of the delay in the Spring weather is a jet stream, a high altitude belt of wind, which normally brings milder weather.

The jet stream has been pushed to an unusually southerly location, and is currently flowing around the north of Africa.

the jet stream

R

So we have to just put up with this cold weather as there is nothing we can do about it. Last night there was a full moon which is always eerie. but you knew we were going to have a frost again as the stars  were twinkling so bright.

It has just made it so hard for ray to go out as it is just to cold. He did mange a walk into the garden today but I would love him to be able to go right out and really get some fresh air into his lungs.

I did enjoy the dog walk yesterday as although the wind blew so cold as I went up the road when we came back and the wind was on my back you could feel the heat in the sun.

I felt good.

We just spend each day in the warm waiting for a hospital appointment for Ray. I wish they contacted. He has had a heart attack and comes home and  then no more contact. You get left to wonder just what to do next.

We have a little booklet that he reads and reads again but you need to know you are in the system and appointment are being acknowledge. We understand that the heart has to settle back down and heal so that they can see the actual damage that has been left and what they need do.

I did send away for a pack from the National Heart Foundation but that is mainly about diet etc.

I googled to find things to read and to be honest there isnt a lot on the web, not like Mesothelioma and I realised  that No there is no money attached to Heart Attacks, no one to blame but yourself mostly as they put it all down to your way of life.

Asbestos and Mesothelioma has this “Lottery win ”  attached to it and Lawyers want to help. There is so much info you are swamped with it.

All the new ideas about how to treat it and yet they are for the future not here now.

But nothing for the Heart.

That is because the operations are all in place and treatment is all sorted with Heart. The transplants are common practice now and valve changes and stents.

I wish it was the same for Mesothelioma. I wish they had a set pattern for the disease. A world wide ban on Asbestos a set pattern in Industry a set  treatment.

But that is wishful thinking.
Oh well all we can do is carry on and keep raising awareness and pray something is around the corner as we patients cling onto the cliffes edge —but like the White Cliffes of Dover –Cliffes crumble

dover

Rays Blog http://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/wednesday-36/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2299812/UK-Weather-Forecast-Big-freeze-end-April-jet-stream-dips-Africa.html

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