I feel I have had a good day, The sun has shone all day, the washing is dried and every ones fed.
The morning was easy as I had made everything shine yesterday so it was easy today as Ray took Louis out.
After lunch we went shopping and I didn’t know I was making Ray loose his patience but I got the geography wrong, I had suggested Sainsbury but we were on the Blean road. I suggested Wincheap then, but then said Oh no we can go to Lidl –wrong road. Ray said Aldi’s so yes that would be great and as we went round the Wincheap Roundabout as it passes the Castle
The Norman Castle was a royal Castle built after the Battle of Hastings, no doubt to pacify the locals. It was built a little further east of here on a large mound of earth now known as Dane John. The mound was roman in origin. The castle was shifted to this spot and was apparently in place by 1095. The castle was used as a prison for the County of Kent for many centuries but fell into disuse in the 18th Century. It’s now rather a battered ruin having been used as a coke store for the gas works. You cannot now enter the building because it’s dangerous, but you can walk round the outside. http://www.hillside.co.uk/tour/d167.html
And we found Aldi,s So Ray was happy I had stopped directing him all over the place.
I did enjoy going around the shop and bought different things from abroad. German sausages and cold meats and a lot of fresh vegetables and fruit
Got home and put things away and sat down in my chair and bang I fell asleep. I have got to get myself on the move but then winter is on its way so I will be snuggling in the warm.
We will be busy tomorrow as the top soil is coming.
Health wise I’m getting some pain in my kidney it goes off but must admit it was a bit naughty when I woke up. Whether another stone is going through again I don’t know but as I have had a scan last week I will be able to ask if anything is there.
Legs are swollen as usual although I still get up with small ankles Having a read and the answer is plain as –Diseases of the lungs, liver, kidney and thyroid can all cause a buildup of fluid that leads to peripheral edema.. Well how right is that, I have a diseased Lung alright and I have a thyroid that has lesions in . This Chemo hits the Liver so I seem to have every reason for sore legs then.
A report today that they are trialing Chinese Medicine At Cardiff Universities is very interesting. This is a great route to go down I do believe in Herbs
Combining traditional forms of Chinese and Western medicine could offer new hope for developing new treatments for some cancers, say experts from universities in Cardiff and Peking.
Prof Wen Jiang from Cardiff University said they have discovered how a formula of traditional Chinese medicine works to stop cancer spreading.
The universities have been collaborating for two years.
Prof Jiang described the breakthrough as “ancient medicine, modern thinking”.
Experts from the Cardiff School of Medicine joined forces with Peking University in 2012 to test the health benefits of the Chinese herbal medicine called Yangzheng Xiaoji.
The formula, consisting of 14 herbs, has previously been shown to be beneficial to cancer patients but until this latest research, the way in which it works had remained unknown.
The joint research has investigated how the formula works and discovered that it blocks a pathway, stopping the spread of cancer cells in the body.
Prof Jiang, the director of the Cardiff University- Peking University Joint Cancer Institute at Cardiff, explained: “Traditional Chinese medicine where compounds are extracted from natural products or herbs have been practised for centuries in China, Korea, Japan and other countries in Asia.
“Although a few successes, most of the traditional remedies are short of scientific explanation which has inevitably led to scepticism – especially amongst traditionalists in the West.
“As a result, we set out to test the success of a Chinese medicine and then consider how combining it alongside traditional methods like chemotherapy could result in positive outcome for patients.”
The professor said the Chinese formula has been shown to be beneficial to patients with certain solid tumours, when used alone and in conventional therapies, such as chemotherapy.
He added: “It suggests that combining the formula with conventional as well as new therapies could hold the key to developing new treatments for cancer patients.
Clinical trials of the combined treatment for lung and other cancers have already begun and were providing positive results, Prof Jiang added.