Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- 4th Line Chemo Day 6 week 2

We have had a lovely resting day again. I have slowed down and just do what I can with housework and when I get out of breath I do the PSSS Position Shoulders stomach and slow and i get my breath back. Taking a shower is the worse but Im doing very well now. Im so happy with the  Chemo, I know I keep saying that but its true.

Ray has had a good day as well and with each day passing we are getting near his Op on the 20th.

After lunch we went for a drive to the park. I threw the ball and he was off so then he runs around all the time.   But Ray walked around as well gosh he is getting stronger.

Victory Wood, Link Sculpture

Victory Wood, view to main ridge

This is a place for a great walk set on the edge of the Blean Woodland area. On the ridge at the southern end of Victory Wood there are great views north to the sea and the Isle of Sheppey, and south towards the Blean National Nature Reserve. In the spring/summer listen to the skylarks singing in the air around you whilst walking along the ridge.

See a wood with a difference! The trees were planted between 2006 and 2009 at the southern end of the site to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. This is the Flagship Site, one of 33 woods planted around the UK for the Trafalgar Woods Project. There are several information boards near the car park which explores this connection to the Battle.

See the Trafalgar battle plan laid out with trees and also interpretation structures/sculptures which are linked to this event. Pace yourself along the length of the HMS Victory Footprint (actual size). Follow the Discovery Trail and see if you can answer the questions on the posts. Climb onto the Link Sculpture. See if you can identify the trees in the Victory Wood Copse near the car park and how the wood or timber from these different species of trees were used to construct HMS Victory. Look at Nelson’s statue near the car park and see what is carved into this solid piece of oak.

We didnt see the parrot today but Ring-Necked parakeets are also thriving in the Isle of Thanet area of Kent where there are said to be several hundred birds. A flock of around 70 birds has been seen roosting in a tree near Ramsgate railway station. Over 20 have been seen in Margate cemetery (what is it about cemeteries and these birds ?) and at Northdown Park, North Foreland, a flock of 30.

I wonder where they came from.

I have a nurse coming tomorrow to clean my PICC Line. It sits there on my arm and I forget its there as it is so comfortable

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