Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- A wonderful Mothers Day Treat War Horse More News on the Saatchi Bill

I was dreading traveling to Wexham on Saturday but the M25 was so smooth it seems so weird. We got to Our Sons in good time and we were able to sit out in the sun in the garden.

Enjoying ourselves after a wonderful dinner plenty of wine we just sat back and really relaxed.

Sunday I took my coffee and sat in the garden again before anyone stirred. It must be so funny for them to wake up and MIL is sitting out in the garden. We love it as they live next door to a park and all the wild life comes into the garden. Deers, foxes, squirrels, butterflies, bumble bees all come round to see what you are doing.



The primroses are out.





My early morning seat in the sun



We cleaned the Motorhome as it had Red sand all over it. this tickles me as their drive is my own little CL and its always there for me to use.




Lou loves the freedom of a large area and there is a gate to the road so he is very safe.

We were there for my Mothers day treat which was to see War Horse

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

How can you end up crying at a puppet show. –Easy you dont see the men working the horses and it was so real. We all ended up in tears xx

This was incredible.

We came home and had a wonderful dinner cooked so the whole day was magical. I have sent a Bouquet of flowers now Im home to say thankyou.

We had a good journey home so that was a bonus as well.

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Thousands of patients, doctors and charity chiefs are calling on the Department of Health to back Maurice Saatchi’s Medical Innovation Bill, which would give legal protection to doctors who want to try new treatments for patients whose survival chances are poor.

More than 6,000 people have responded to a public consultation by Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, following his statement to MPs that he will enact the Bill at the “earliest opportunity” if the public supports it.

The law currently leaves doctors vulnerable to litigation if they deviate from “standard procedures”, even where those procedures have failed. In response, Lord Saatchi’s Bill sets out a clear procedure for clinicians who want to try innovative treatments, where conventional therapies have proved ineffective. Provided the procedure is followed, clinicians would face no risk of legal action.

Catherine Heap from Chester, whose husband died recently, said in an email to Lord Saatchi:

“I lost my husband at the age of 49 to brain cancer and exactly as you said, once the diagnosis is given, that’s it – there’s either no treatment or antiquated treatment with no prognosis.

“I believe that anything that can be done, even if it only helps a small number of people and their families, should be done. I really hope you get support on this.”

Also supporting the Bill is Henrietta Morton-King, a newly qualified doctor from Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. “I recently asked the medical registrar at my hospital what she thought was limiting the NHS in terms of innovation. Her first words were ‘Will my ass get sued?’ Fear of being sued is the new bogeyman.”

Indeed, the number and quality of responses from doctors, patients and health charities has been unprecedented for a Department of Health consultation.

But Lord Saatchi warned that the Bill was not yet certain to be enacted. “We have struck a chord with patients who, subjected to standard procedures, face a poor prognosis,” he said. “They want to know that their doctor can and will try everything.

“Jeremy Hunt and No 10 back the Bill — and it has cross-party support. But there is only one parliamentary session left before the election, and time for new legislation is tight.

“The Government needs to know patients want this Bill. Politicians will only respond if voters demand it. This may well be our only chance.”

While supporting doctors who want to innovate, the Bill also protects vulnerable patients from any doctors who might try to exploit them. It would be a legal requirement for the doctor to get the approval of a panel of senior doctors for any innovative treatment — a higher legal barrier than in current law.

A few respondents have asked Lord Saatchi to ensure the Bill cannot be used for medical experimentation. “I do not want doctors to treat patients like mice,” he said. “This is a consultation and we are listening. We are talking to Jeremy Hunt’s team about how we might make the Bill even clearer and stronger in this regard.”

Consultation on the Bill ends on April 25.

Respond to the consultation at

Follow @SaatchiBill on Twitter.

The Department of Health has organised public meetings on the Bill in Leeds (April 2) and London (April 10). Book

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