Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- A lovely day and was gardening – We will be having babies -Pigeons !!

It has really been a wonderful day with the sun so warm thatI asked ray if we could drive round to our Favorite Park at Victory Woods.

Louis was able to chase around madly while Ray played with him and I threw the ball for Louis it was just great and very surprising it just wasn’t muddy.  In fact it was very dry.

Young silver birches

We came home from there and i was happy to have a little cut back in the garden and was well away when a neighbour called me and we had a long chat as I hadn’t seen her out in the garden for so long so there was a lot to catch up on as she wasn’t aware of Rays Heart attacks.

Louis came running out to find where I had got to so I went in for a coffee . Sneaked out again to do a bit in the front garden. I was going to cut the growing tip out of the conifers but had a look in, as two pigeons that sit on my TV ariel for a long time  and they have been flying in the tree and yes they have been making a nest. ahhhh!!

So I will be leaving the cutting until the eggs hatch and babies fly away. I was working away and then my neighbour next door stop me for a chat , its that sort of lovely weather and it was great to see everyone out in the fresh air.

I tidied up and have just a small area left to finish off so I cam in doors and cooked dinner.

Poor Christine of IATP has been looking after a pigeon in her garden and it died today, after all the looking after as it had a bad wound.

Christine has washed it and nursed it all week


Photo: Pidgy has taken a turn for the worst :( been violently sick and couldnt stand. Mr W held till he left for the Pidgy Coup in the sky.. RIP Pidgy

but it lost it battle RIP Mr Pigeon

I hope my little ones do better I could send her one !!!

Linda Reinstein has be at it again this week working away hard at

Asbestos: One Word. One World. One Week.

Thanks to the U.S. Senate, ADAO now has Senate Resolution 66 designating April 1 -7, 2013 as “Asbestos Awareness Week.”   Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) begins on Monday with ADAO’s exclusive online candlelight vigil to honor for those fighting preventable asbestos-caused diseases and remember those we have lost. Our GAAW campaign will include “7 Facts for 7 Days” and a different asbestos subject each day.

Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure.  The World Health Organization reported:

  • “About 125 million people in the world are exposed to asbestos at the workplace.
  • According to WHO estimates, more than 107,000 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposure.”

The USA must stop importing asbestos and pass legislation to ban asbestos.  We all know – asbestos kills. Tweet, post, and share #BanAsbestosNow!

In unity,

Linda Reinstein

It has been a great success bless her and now she should have a rest -but I bet she wont as she fights on

This is why she works so hard this ADAO’s beginning story.

Alan Reinstein


(shared by his widow, Linda)

Name: Alan

Age: 66

State: California

Date of 1st Symptoms: Summer 2002

Date of Diagnosis: June 16, 2003

Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

Treatment: Multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, including the radical Extra-Pleural Pneumonectomy (EPP) — a surgical procedure that removed Alan’s rib, left lung, pericardium, and removed and replaced his diaphragm

Date of Death: May 2006 

How has Asbestos changed your life? (unedited): In 2003, after enduring 9 months of symptoms and multiple visits to doctors, my husband, Alan, was diagnosed with “mes•o•the•li•o•ma,” a disease I had never heard of, couldn’t pronounce,  and learned doctors couldn’t cure. We were a typical American family – trusting that our government would protect our air, water, and soil from toxins – but that’s falase.  Because of Alan’s asbestos exposure, our then-10-year-old daughter had to watch her father slowly die from a preventable disease. Sadly, our experience is a common one.  Alan spent his last year tethered to supplemental oxygen, like a dog on a leash.  I want him back – he was my soul mate and my daughter’s father, but resurrection in not an option. Instead, I must and will use my voice with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) to end the deadly legacy of asbestos.  It is reprehensible that the United States still imports hundreds of metric tons of chrysotile asbestos every year.  The U.S. Geological Survey reported in 2010 that all the asbestos used in the United States was chrysotile, of which 90% was imported from Canada and 10% from Brazil.  For each life lost from an asbestos-caused disease, a shattered family is left behind.

Tonight we light Candles

Photo: Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and there is no safe level of asbestos exposure.

Ray has written a great blog


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