Summer is nearly here as the sun shines.
The power has been connected so the workmen are nearly finished. The hole’s still have to be filled in but at least the power is stable again.
Ray had to have his eyes tested with the pressure tester. A routine part of every routine eye exam that measures the fluid pressure inside the eye. The test is called tonometry. Increased pressure within the eye can be a sign of glaucoma, a common and potentially very serious eye problem, if it is not detected and treated promptly.
The pressure inside the eye is measured from the outside. The pressure can be measured without anything touching the eye. The patient looks up close at an instrument that blows a small puff of air into the eye and then uses a special kind of sensor (like a tiny radar detector) to detect the amount of indentation that the air puff causes on the surface of the eye. This indentation is normal and only lasts for a fraction of a second but the downside is the drops make your eyes so sensitive to daylight and poor Ray the sun was shining so he came out squinting away until he got his sun glasses on. Still he wont have it again for another year. The Doctor said that it all looked good. Ray has already had laser treatment to put holes in to relieve any pressure so its good that the op has worked.
These picture capture just how Asbestos just wasn’t treated right from the start as a health risk by the men that worked with it. They make me feel physical sick when I look at them.
The snapshot was captured in 1962 in Wittenoom, located 1400kms northeast of Perth in Western Australia. The town was the prime source of blue asbestos in Australia before it was shut down due to rapidly escalating health concerns.
Robert Vojakovic, the president of the Asbestos Disease Society and a finalist for the 2011 Australian of the Year award, told Daily Mail Australia the competition was a coal mining tradition.
‘It’s a tradition from coal mining towns which started in Australia. The men would race each other to see who could fill the 40 gallon drum first.’
Blue asbestos, which is be 100 times more hazardous than white asbestos, was used on the roads, pavements, and school playgrounds of the small rural town before mining stopped.
Other disturbing images show young children playing in pits of the deadly mineral, completely smothered in the blue powder.
Emmerdale fans have been rocked after Donna Windsor revealed she has a terminal illness.
Donna, who is played by Verity Rushworth, revealed she had been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer.
Her condition was exposed in the episode after she was taken to hospital by her stepfather Bob Hope (Tony Audenshaw), when she admitted she felt woozy after hitting her head.
But left alone with a doctor, she said that there was nothing that the hospital could do for her and discussed her illness.
Donna, who has returned to the village with her daughter April, said: “I know what’s wrong with me and you’re not going to be able to sort it. I did bang my head, but that’s not why I went dizzy. I’ve got mesothelioma.”
After confirming that her medication sometimes affects her balance, she added: “I have regular check-ups back home. They monitor me – there’s nothing they can do, really. It’s terminal.”
Emmerdale bosses said they chose not to release details of Donna’s illness before the episode, as they wanted the storyline to play out on screen.
Oh Boy there was so much wrong with the story line but we were so pleased that Mesothelioma was being discussed so we turned a blind eye to the faults. They had shown once again that it wasnt an “Old Mans disease”