Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary and thoughts- Halloween was enjoyed in style last night

Well thats Halloween over with for another year. I have never known it to be taken so serious as this year.

So many people dressed up and had a whale of a time.

I watched on Face book and it has been very amusing. The children went around trick and treating. We used to get loads of children when we lived in our house, I always bought a huge bag of sweets that always ended up empty, but down here by the coast and on the Park we do not get any. I think its good the stay around their homes safe.


I had a good day yesterday and Im beginning to feel chemo free.My mind is clear and I enjoyed housework, with Rays help of coarse. I even took Louis out on my own but it was wet underfoot but we had some fresh air.

The Salt Marshes look very wet and in a field by the Motorway, a huge amount of rainfall has caused it to look like the village pond. Ducks are swimming on it as well.!__asbestos-awareness-os

Australia have a great video for DIY in the homes and the warning of Asbestos. The warning is very Global and we do need more Videos to spread the warning around the world.

 Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner
Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has been to the IASLC where she has found the great interest in Mesothelioma which is good to hear as Interest Research in the USA can have a knock on effect here in the UK — the 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer alongside over 7,000 delegates from 100 countries!— that is a lot of Delegates and so many countries are involved I hope the governments are watching and listening that this disease  IS world wide and that Asbestos is the cause of Mesothelioma. WE need that World Wide Ban. How many times do we have to say this before they will listen.


Mary and Melinda made it to the cover of the IASLC conference daily newspaper!

Melinda and I are currently attending the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and I am so pleased to report that interest in mesothelioma research is exploding.  Professor Bruce Robinson hosted a one day event in the day preceding the conference to gather all the experts in one room to present and discuss where we are headed in mesothelioma research.  We were given an insight into some of the sessions that were to be presented at the larger meeting and an opportunity was provided to discuss them in detail in a small focused working session.  Many of the presenters were past Mesothelioma Applied Research grant recipients and we were proud to see their work progressing.  Professor Robinson, then, hosted the group for an evening of drinks and dinner where networking and further discussion of topics pertaining to mesothelioma were explored.  We are so grateful to Professor Robinson for inviting us to be part of the meeting as well as the evening socialization.  He is a fantastic host, an amazing humanitarian and brilliant researcher.  When I return home expect to see updates and breaking news from this meeting.

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