Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- Deep Fried Mars Bars how weird.

Photo: It has been a very busy day here at the office! Who else is happy it is Friday?!

A 4.30 awakening with the Sea Gulls over head and squawking again at dawn -getting cross. ha ha !!

Today the weather has been so nice and with all the house cleaned and tidy I feel so good. and ready for another weekend away in the Motorhome. We cant go away for a full holiday as my trips to The Marsden  does interfere but I really dont care.        I did some ironing and after lunch it was a trip out to give Lois a run. He chased his ball around and then he suddenly ran back to the car in the carpark. Strange behaviour we thought -No he had found a ball and claimed it as his own. All split but that didn’t matter he had a trophy and he wasnt going to give it up. he sat on it all the way home carried it from the car and dumped it in the front garden.

I did go down and wash the car over again as we are having problems with the polish that was used by the garage. There is a film over the car and when it dries it is very smeary. I did do better than ray and we now have the problem solved I think.

A lovely couple that live on the Park spoke to me about the Seagulls and had thought it funny how Ray swore about the fact they bombarded the car with deposits. I didnt know he did that yesterday.

It was funny to hear they read my blog and they know so much about me and what Im doing. Isnt that funny I write away to an unseen audiance and think nothing of it but Im amazed when some one close to me in my everyday life says they read it.

It is my diary and Im really just recording all I do each day for future reference.

A little late doing the blog as I have been on Facebook talking about fried mars bar.



  1. Chill the chocolate bar by keeping it in the fridge, but don’t freeze it.
  2. 2
    Mix the flours and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) together.
  3. 3
    Add milk (traditional) or beer (which gives a lighter result) until you get a batter with the consistency of thin cream.
  4. 4
    Heat the oil until a small piece of bread will brown in a few seconds, but don’t allow to smoke.
  5. 5
    Remove wrapper from chilled chocolate bar.
  6. 6
    Coat completely in batter.
  7. 7
    Carefully lower into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
  8. 8
    Serve, with ice cream or french fries, if you’re so inclined.

    I really cant imagine eating one though as it must be very gooey.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Deep Fried Mars Bars. Photo by FanaChef

Ray has scarring on his Lungs and I was sent by a friend a great write up

Parenchymal scarring is scarring of the tissue in the lungs. It can be caused by a number of things and may be referred to with additional terms to provide information about its location or nature; apical parenchymal scarring, for example, is scarring at the tip of the lung. This change to the lung tissue can be identified on medical imaging studies and while a patient is in surgery. A doctor can determine if it is a cause for concern and make recommendations about the next steps to take in treatment and management of the issue.

Surgeries, infections, chronic lung disease, exposure to harmful particulates, and cancers are all potential causes of parenchymal scarring. The scarring occurs as a result of irritation or damage to the tissues, with the tissue scarring over during the healing process. Scars can be fibrous and tough, and extensive scarring may interfere with a patient’s lung function, making it harder to breathe or reducing availability of oxygen to the patient. In other cases, the parenchymal scarring may be benign, not causing any problems for the patient.

On X-rays, changes to the lung tissue can be visible. If scarring is identified, a doctor may request more medical imaging to see how extensive it is and learn more about it. In some cases, a request for biopsy will be made. In a biopsy, a sample of the scar tissue will be taken from the lung and analyzed by a pathologist to learn more about its nature and origins. This can provide important information a doctor will use in developing a treatment plan to manage the scarring.

If the parenchymal scarring is not benign, treatment can include steps to reduce further damage, such as changing a medication regimen for lung disease to bring inflammation down. In some cases, part of the lung may be removed, as for example if a patient haslung cancer. Lung transplants may be needed in some cases, if it is clear that the damage to the lungs is too extensive to repair. While awaiting transplant, patients may be provided with various treatments to keep them stable and comfortable.

There are some steps people can take to prevent parenchymal scarring or reduce its severity. Prompt treatment for problems involving the lungs is advised, as is ongoing monitoring of people with lung disease. Catching complications or poor responses to medications quickly will allow doctors to provide patients with treatments, and these can limit the chances of permanent damage to the lungs. Even with prompt intervention and management, however, some patients may develop scarring anyway.



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