Living With Mesothelioma -My Dairy- The Royal Marsden, Drug Day and Operation Stack made us late getting home

I dragged myself out of bed when the alarm set off. I sort of slid up the passage and into the bathroom and put myself under the shower. That bought me round and after Ray walked the dog and i made sure he had water and I hid chews around the place so that he amused himself finding them all day.

The journey was great and we got there in good time.

I was seen fairly on time and bloods were taken then waited to see the doctor.

It was my Greek God today. he is so interested in the trial and I do have a good chat as really there is no change in any of me. The problems I have, never change.

My CT Scan is August 11th doesnt the three months go fast.

The Drug is not perfect on its own it seems it’s just too hit and miss. My results are wonderful but that’s not the case through the world. I was informed  today that only 20% Mesothelioma throughout the world have shown shrinkage. Its early days and they have a long way to go yet but they are on the right track.

The results are better with other cancers. What is it about Mesothelioma that makes it so difficult. Is it because it is caused by a barbed asbestos fibre, so it is an object actual stuck in our bodies that irritates and causes a wound that mutate into a horrible cancer.

We all breathed in different coloured fibres, different amounts at different ages. I can see why nothing is uniformed so creating different exposures

So we came down to sit outside in the sunshine and found an empty bench. A fire engine was in the car park and wondered why. They had fire maintenance going on so I thought it was that and then the Fireman was spraying all the cars that came in and washing their windows, even the buses were showered. than the children from Oak Ward came out and they were having a go and looking in the Fire Engine.

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All good fun and lots of laughter bless them They break my heart with their hair loss and so thin. I shall never get over the sights I see in this hospital but I do see a lot of happiness as well.

We went back in upstairs and a long wait. as they were short-staffed And also the pharmacy took ages to produce my drug. It had come out of the fridge at 12.30pm so they had to get it into my veins within 4 hours. I went in at 3.27pm. They just made it.

Its been a long boring day if it wasnt for the other patients and their carers who were all a chatty lot this week. So we were all swapping stories and passed the time away.

So that was it I could come home and we thought we might get in by 6pm –Wrong!!!!

Why have they put operation stack between J 8 and junction 9 on the M20.

Everything was told to get off on the A249 for Dover. Didnt put a message up that all other traffic could divert off at J8 for the A20.

So everyone piled up in a huge long line of stopped traffic.

We had to queue and then they had a message for the Motorist that they could go on to J8 so right near our turn off to the A249 traffic realised so making it easier for us and we picked up speed again.

We are home but these poor lorry driver are not. The Police have to make sure they have food and water and in this heat they must be so fed up.

http://www.dover-express.co.uk/M20-closed-sides-phase-3-Operation-Stack-begins/story-26804293-detail/story.html?r1=

“Passengers, on both sides of the Channel, intending to travel through either Dover or Calais should check with their chosen operator before they travel. Travel advice can be found on the information and advice pages on GOV.UK.

“Operation Stack is in operation on the M20 and road users are advised to follow the signs in order to minimise disruption.”

See it’s not only Passengers that it upsets It’s all the traffic in Kent as well. grrrr
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Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary – A wonderful Sun Set, Wimbledon is off to a great start, and Im heading BLF for Mesothelioma Action Day

Such a hot hot day but we musnt complain as we get such few nice days.

Last night we had a wonderful sunset that  had been caught  by Whats on Whitstable. From our home it was a lot redder than this.

But a wonderful photo anyway Then this morning it was just like this again. Turner used to love our sun sets here and painted so many of them.

We have done the dog play at the park and we were all on our own. Although there was a thing that happened that made me smile.

A car pull up and two young people had a kiss then she got into a car that was parked up. Love it was it an illicit love affair going on. I will never know.

https://www.facebook.com/whatsonwhitstable?fref=photo

Wimbledon

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/16660418

Wimbledon has started at last and amazing the weather is warm and so nice.

There has been so many years where we have wet weather.and all you see is the covers going on and off so we hope that this year they can play all the games in the dry.

The best seat in the house

Sue Barker will present live coverage across BBC One and BBC Two with 153 hours of tennis scheduled.

Joining her will be expert pundits such as John McEnroe, Tim Henman, Andy Roddick, Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport and Virginia Wade.

If you miss any of the action, Clare Balding will present Wimbledon 2 day on BBC Two, rounding up all the best bits from the All England Club.

The new daily highlights programme will feature a live audience and celebrity guests who will talk about the latest news and hottest topics.

I don’t like the early games as we see the lesser player being knocked out but the champions.

Sometimes this doesn’t happen i know but then it’s so sad to see a great player get knocked out so soon.

vacuum-theft

Industrial vacuums stolen from construction site contain ‘dangerous’ levels of asbestos, police have warned. Why do people put themselves into such danger but there you go they now will have a lifetime worrying whether the have taken the dust into their body.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/industrial-vacuums-stolen-construction-site-9546911

Who knew: in 1980 they released an aluminium coated chrysotile asbestos bound limited edition Stephen King book “Firestarter”. Crazy. On the plus side only 26 were made and they’re worth a fortune now. GARY MCKENDRICK mentioned on LInkdin –Just read it alone, outside and with your respirator on. What a crazy thing to have done as it was 1980 and it was well-known by the normal man who Asbestos was dangerous.

Asbestos Onestop's photo.
British Lung Foundation have used my story to highlight Mesothelioma Day 3rd July 2015.
I’m so honoured they have chosen me
They say at the end of my story :-
Mesothelioma research funding graphic

Research into mesothelioma receives less funding than other cancers which kill similar numbers of people, and that’s something I want to change. Raising the profile of mesothelioma is really important to me; I want more people to know what it is and the impact it has on so many lives like mine.

Action Mesothelioma Day is a great opportunity to talk about this.

We will find a cure for this deadly disease. But we can’t make it happen without more funding for research and support for mesothelioma.

This Action Mesothelioma Day, please consider making a donation to the BLF and help us get one step closer to the end of this asbestos-related cancer.

I hope my story brings hope to others and the donations roll in.

Rays Blog https://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/sunday-122/?fb_action_ids=946381265382691&fb_action_types=news.publishes

Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- Goodnight to another Mesowarrior when will it stop, Breathing problems in the humid air.

What a sad sad day yesterday was. People laying on a beach having a great holiday on minute and dead the next because of a crazed Gunman. 2 little boys stabbed by a man, Then the poor man in France decapitated. So much killing I despair what the world is coming to and then I had the sad news of the death of a Mesowarrior.

I  joined her daughter into the Mesowarriors group when sh contacted me through facebook as her mother had only just had the usual story of us warriors. The fluid in the lungs at the new year and going down hill so fast. I suspect she had the fast growing Mesothelioma

So many deaths It really does make you so sad.

I had a great time in the garden with Ray as we cut down my flags (Iris’s) and did a general tidy up.

Here you can lose your thoughts and work everything out but all I got was aching muscle’s in the leg. It became hard to walk and also hard to breath in the humid air.

We decided not to go away but I wish now we had. Sometimes we need to escape and just enjoy ourselves. But I live by the sea so we will spend today in the garden and then walk on the beach later .

I just love where we live and can see why my Mum and Dad had bought a caravan when the retired and spent as much time as possible here. It seem strange taking photos of a scene they also had taken in the 1980’s.

Seasalter is between Graveney Marshes and Whitstable  and Herne Bay; and across the water we can see  the Isle of Sheppey. Also the Saxon Shore Way runs through so we see a lot of walkers in the summer, either marching along in groups or sitting down on the wall eating their packed lunches and chattering away.

Lighter

We see the oyster catcher come back from the oyster beds. We do live in a pretty area but we need the sun to shine like it is today

Yet we are in the countryside with green fields and orchards stretching for miles.

A lovely blog of a walker around our coast line alkers2.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/seasalter-where/

So the sun is beaming away and the promise of a heat wave coming at last we can put on the sun screen and just roast.

The only thing is that the air is so humid so this really makes our breathing feel tighter. It got hard yesterday and so i held my little face fan just by my mouth and found breathing was better. Trying to type got a bit awkward ha ha !!!

British Lung wrote a great piece to give advice about humid air.

http://blog.blf.org.uk/2015/06/looking-after-your-lungs-in-hot-weather/?utm_source=British+Lung+Foundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5822878_Supporter+newsletter+June+2015&dm_i=FWX%2C3GSYM%2C57YAND%2CCEQ21%2C1

During a heat wave extreme heat can force your body into overdrive as it tries to stay cool.  You start to perspire and you can become dehydrated and overheat. This can make you feel more breathless and make your lung condition feel worse.

If a heatwave is forecast, plan your day so that you can stay out of the heat.  Avoid going outside during the hottest time of day, which is normally between 11 am and 3 pm.

Make sure you have enough medication at home. If you haven’t, contact your GP practice to get more. You should also talk to your health care professional about having a written plan so you know what to do if you feel unwell.

Here are my top tips for looking after yourself in a heatwave:

1. Avoid the heat

Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go outside between 11am and 3pm. If you have to go out, or have things to do, try planning your day to do them in the cooler parts of the day.

2. Keep out of the sun

If you do need to go out during the day, avoid being in the sun for long stretches, and wear loose, cool clothing and a hat.

3. Pack a bag of essentials

Take a bag of essentials with you such as any medication that you might need, plenty of water and a fan.

4. Reduce strenuous activity

Reduce or avoid strenuous activity in the heat (indoors and outdoors). Limit activities like housework and gardening to the early morning or evening when it’s cooler. The benefits of exercise are great if you have a lung condition, so make sure you exercise indoors in a cool, well-ventilated room or gym instead.

5. Drink cold water

Drink cold water regularly even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol, which makes you pee more and causes you to dehydrate.

6. Keep your house cool

Try to keep your house cool. Closing blinds or curtains can help. Keep the windows closed while the room is cooler than it is outside.  If it is safe to do so, open windows at night when the air is cooler.

7. Take cool baths or showers

Take cool baths or showers, or splash yourself with cool water.

8. Use a handheld fan

Try using a handheld fan and let the cool air blow towards the middle part of your face. Hold it about six inches from your face. You may also find a floor standing fan or desktop fan helps. Do not have the fan blowing directly into your face, as this may cause you to inhale dust.

9. Eat as normal

Try to eat as you normally would – even if you aren’t hungry. You need a normal diet to replace salt losses from sweating. In addition, try to have more cold foods, particularly salads and fruit, as these contain a lot of water.

10. Check pollution and pollen

Avoid areas of high pollution, such as near busy roads. You can check pollution levels online, and if you have hay fever or other allergies you should also check the pollen count.

We are always helping each other with tips on how to cope with the disease. I love the way we are all together and such friends, I hate the way the numbers are growing though daily I add more people into the groups. I don’t know if it’s because the figure are growing or because we are more open and talk about things.

Rays blog

Update on my stale sweet purchase. I received from ebay an email advising me that I had been given a full refund from the seller. I contacted the seller to thank him for what was a surprise gesture. Mavis has had problems with her new computer. We sat together to sort it. Fingers crossed ….. Its been warm again so it was a nice walk round the park. [ 108 more words. ]

https://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/thursday-127

Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary-Summer walks-Saatchi Bill is moving through Parliament, Did you know how good Basil was.

The summer has shown herself at last and we can shed some clothes and stroll in the warmth of her breath. We got up early and I showered and walked Louis out in the early morning sun. The world was so quiet and so a new morning was just beginning as the sun was rising. The rays were so warm even this early.

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© Nirbhay Kwatra 9 years old wrote this poem bless him he has such an older mind to write his poems.

A Sunny Day

The sun was shining so bright,
having beaten the clouds in fight.

We wanted to go out for fun,
I wish the clouds could beat the sun.

Evening came and the sun went down,
We all went for a walk in the town.

Water was flowing down the stream,
While I was licking my ice cream.

The stars shone brightly in the sky,
they finally showed all their might

I waited for Ray to wake up and had his breakfast, the dog got another walk up the lane while I did the housework. Off to the shops where I bought fruit and vegetables as I have made a shopping list for a healthy eating week. Mango’s avocado pears for a salsa lemon and limes food for the summer.
I made this for dinner to go with the meat I had cooked made with dicing the mangos and avocado’s mixing with chopped onions lemon and lime juice and a dash of sweet chilli sauce I watched for Rays face to pucker up in  a Ekkk!!! it didn’t come he really enjoyed the fresh taste. Phew!!
We had trouble with my computer. It appears there is a bug on Windows 7 pro when you buy a new hard drive. It wanted to load new updates but it goes round and round in a loop after being on all night we had looked the problem up.
So after a lot of mucking around we have the computer on and go in and turn updates off. We have to see if that cures it. Why do they muck around like this. Dont they ever check their program’s.
If you ever get the problem just google, all the answers are there.
After lunch we went to our park. So many people are finding the park today. I use the walk to try to build up the muscles in my legs as after the chemo days my body is so weak. We have a busy July coming up with lots of visits to London so I have to try to build myself up more. The car park always has a lot of cars in where people go on long round walks to Blean Woods.  envy them. I used to be able to walk to Canterbury now I can only walk around a small round walk but throwing the ball for the dog makes it longer for him and he comes back to the car worn out.
Back home I worked on the computer and it all seems ok now fingers crossed.
The Asbestos world is very much full of the Asbestos in the Palace and the House of Commons. With everyone maybe having to move out.
My best bit of news from the Saatchi Team was the Bill has got  through to the House of Commons. Now we can get on with debating the Bill as we have wasted enough time.

Where are we now?

First of all, all the amendments made in the House of Lords, which won over the support of the Lords, remain.

Second, there is much more time available now for MPs to debate the Bill. We are not faced with a looming general election and we are at the beginning of the new Parliament. This means that MPs can debate and amend the Bill.

We know that government ministers support the Bill, as does Labour’s shadow health Minister Andy Burnham. So, it has a good chance.

But there is, as you know, genuine opposition from some medical bodies, including Royal Colleges and the BMA. Many have changed their positions over the past two years and we hope we can persuade them to change their minds back again to supporting the Bill, as it develops.

Lord Saatchi listened to his colleagues in the Lords and amended the Bill and now MPs will have their say – and through them, so will all those – patients, doctors and lawyers – who have an opinion.

This is democracy and we hope all will join the debate and make this Bill a success.

I came across this very imformative blog on herbs

http://www.alchemysticarts.com/blog/2015/6/5/basil-herb-profile Wendy Rae Herbalist, Spiritual Counselor, Reiki Master / Teacher

Did you know that basil has the same effect of anti inflammatory relief as aspirin?

Did you know that basil originated in India?

Did you know that basil is a great healer of blood vessels and can reduce cholesterol levels?

MORE BASIL FACTS:

Basil is high in magnesium.

Basil can help arthritis pain and inflammation.

Basil is a great source of iron, Vit C, calcium, and potassium.

Use basil raw (like in pesto) or at the end of the cooking process to retain the healing oils that are so beneficial.

One serving of basil gives a person 60% of their daily value of Vitamin K.

Basil’s flavonoids can protect cell structure from radiation.

Essential oil of basil has been shown to be effective against Staph infections.

WANT MORE?

Basil is a great tonic for the kidneys and preventing stones.

Gargle with basil water for a sore throat.

Combat mucus with basil (its the high magnesium content).

Relieve stress with basil scents: crush the leaves or add a little basil essential oil to your pulse points.

Chew on basil leaves to get rid of those pesky canker sores.

Add basil essential oil to your homemade bug spray.

Rub crushed basil leaf on bug bites for relief. (Works on ringworm, too.)

Add dried basil powder to your homemade herbal tooth powder for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Basil is so incredible, I think we should start a world campaign of throwing basil leaves everywhere and rolling around in them. Just think of how happy everyone would be. Or…. we can just eat pesto?

Living With Mesothelioma -My diary- Asbestos in the Palace now, We have a problem with Lorries in Calais So many problems

I have been so lazy and not written the past few days. maybe you as a reader have been glad of the rest as well.

I have been so busy on the computer which is sad as it means more and more Mesowarriors have need my support. The first contact through my blog or facebook and are depearte for knowledge and support. This tell s me that the NHS id letting people down. Some hospitals are still wonderful but some are not. I would never believe there was a post code lottery but I have to admit there is.

We really do have to educate all oncologists about asbestos and mesothelioma.

I feel now the House of Commons and Buckingham Palace are in trouble with Asbestos things really might change. With the Queen having to have her office moved and the Prime Minister surely the will realise that Schools have to be moved and sorted Maintanence work costing as much as £150m is needed for the central London palace, with the BBC quoting sources as saying there were “significant amounts of asbestos” that needed to be removed.“One option is for the palace to be vacated,” a source said.The £150m sum depended on whether the refurbishment was carried out in one go or staggered through a rolling programme.Sir Alan Reid, keeper of the privy purse, said: “Over the coming years, the maintenance of the estate and in particular Buckingham Palace will present a significant financial challenge. We will continue to work closely with the Royal Trustees to ensure that the funding for the Royal Household reflects that challenge.”

http://www.cityam.com/218700/buckingham-palace-could-be-vacated-remove-asbestos-upkeep-presents-significant-financial

So with the House of Commons Under a proposa for basic repairs – such as improving fire safety, removing asbestos and restoring damaged stonework – would cost an estimated £3.9bn.

A higher-spec version of the partial move-out, with some of the same extras as a full move-out, would cost an estimated £4.4bn.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33184160

Gosh the cost of removal is costing this country Billions. Can we keep going on like this. Maybe we should all move out and go to the moon to start again.

Then on top of all this the country seems to under siege from the poor people in other countries abandoning the unpleasent landthey live in and moving to our small island. I have been watching all the terrifying pictures

http://news.sky.com/story/1506994/migrants-storm-trucks-in-calais-port-strike

We in East Kent have talked about this problem for years and people were poo hooing us and saying they never saw anyone when they came to Calais in their Motor Homes Well they couldnt be looking as we are now proving we do have an enormous problem and an enormous ammount of people trying to get here. Kent is the first port of call and our hospital is duty bound not to turn anyone away,

To my way of thing this is the Government again. Closing their eyes to what is going on and I liking it to Asbestos and the problem that could have been solved so easy in the 60’s 70′ 80’s. Why do they wear blinkers and have Tunnel vision.

If –IF they solved the problems as they happen we wouldnt get the emergencies we get now.

This is causing a huge problem now and very sad for Im so scared of it ending in bloodshed.

Well of off my soap boax I did have a great idea put before me on Facebook

The shopping Trolley bags.

I love them and of coarse I ordered them straight away.

Holywell Bay holiday summer

British Lung have publishe some good point for looking after our Lungs in hot weather –If we get any thats is .

1. Avoid the heat

Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go outside between 11am and 3pm. If you have to go out, or have things to do, try planning your day to do them in the cooler parts of the day.

2. Keep out of the sun

If you do need to go out during the day, avoid being in the sun for long stretches, and wear loose, cool clothing and a hat.

3. Pack a bag of essentials

Take a bag of essentials with you such as any medication that you might need, plenty of water and a fan.

4. Reduce strenuous activity

Reduce or avoid strenuous activity in the heat (indoors and outdoors). Limit activities like housework and gardening to the early morning or evening when it’s cooler. The benefits of exercise are great if you have a lung condition, so make sure you exercise indoors in a cool, well-ventilated room or gym instead.

5. Drink cold water

Drink cold water regularly even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol, which makes you pee more and causes you to dehydrate.

6. Keep your house cool

Try to keep your house cool. Closing blinds or curtains can help. Keep the windows closed while the room is cooler than it is outside.  If it is safe to do so, open windows at night when the air is cooler.

7. Take cool baths or showers

Take cool baths or showers, or splash yourself with cool water.

8. Use a handheld fan

Try using a handheld fan and let the cool air blow towards the middle part of your face. Hold it about six inches from your face. You may also find a floor standing fan or desktop fan helps. Do not have the fan blowing directly into your face, as this may cause you to inhale dust.

9. Eat as normal

Try to eat as you normally would – even if you aren’t hungry. You need a normal diet to replace salt losses from sweating. In addition, try to have more cold foods, particularly salads and fruit, as these contain a lot of water.

10. Check pollution and pollen

Avoid areas of high pollution, such as near busy roads. You can check pollution levels online, and if you have hay fever or other allergies you should also check the pollen count.

http://blog.blf.org.uk/2015/06/looking-after-your-lungs-in-hot-weather/?utm_source=British+Lung+Foundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5822878_Supporter+newsletter+June+2015&dm_i=FWX,3GSYM,39NCPT,CEQ21,1

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Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- Fathers Day, Im going to the Asbestos The Truth Conference and at last House Surveys are being advertised

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For My Dad On Fathers,  I know this man, Who is dear to my heart, Suddenly one day It was torn all apart
This man taught me everything That I needed to know But I never really listened Until he had to go
He gave me love And touched my life It’s all over now He no longer has to fight
He tried to teach me Right for wrong The day he left I wasn’t that strong He is gone now It is hard to believe
This man is my dad Who I will never see But I will see him again This I know The day will come When it’s time for me to go
So, I’ll hold him dear And close to my heart Cause the day we meet I know we’ll never be torn apart.

Love you Pops with all my heart and miss you so much xxxxxxxx

Today has been fathers Day and I have loved looking and reading all the Mesowarriors pictures and words of their fathers.

So many lovely men that shouldn’t have died so young but the devils dust killed them, because they worked with Asbestos around, them all those years ago.

I know why I do all I do, as we have really bought Asbestos into the news. We are altogether on Facebook and being together has made one voice sound so loud as one voice joined with thousands becomes a huge voice.

People are listen to us. As I’m contacted to go to conferences now.

Friday I was invited to A very exciting one, in September, that is very much for the Industry and so i will bring the patients side to it as we chat around. More and more the Industry is interested in the plight of what happens to people and makes them realise they are doing a great job, making it safe for the future. There is a lot of work to be done though.

Asbestos The Truth remains the largest event in the Asbestos industry with 89% of our exhibitors describing the conference as extremely useful for their business.
Asbestos The Truth visitors are loyal to the event with 73% of exhibitors agreeing they saw visitors they wouldn’t see elsewhere!

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities

Asbestos The Truth is back for 2015!

This year, Asbestos The Truth returns to London on September 2nd. Addressing key public/private sector asbestos management challenges with a mission to equip professionals with the right technical knowledge to plan for future changes to technology and legislation

Fred Dinenage

Fred Dinenage announced as Conference Facilitator for 2015! Conference organisers Lucion Environmental have this week revealed that British Broadcaster and former “How” and “How 2″ presenter Fred Dinenage will be facilitating Asbestos The Truth Conference 2015! Fred is one of the South’s longest-serving broadcasters whose connections with ITV go back to the 60’s. His television career began in. (He is our Local Television News reader here in South England so I hope to meet him.

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Martin Stear set to return as speaker at Asbestos The Truth 2015

“Asbestos Management vs Removal” Following on from Martin’s extremely well received carousel session at 2014’s Asbestos The Truth Conference, the former HSE Principal inspector will be returning to this years event to deliver the session “Asbestos Management vs Removal”. Taking to the main stage Martin will look at the legal

http://www.asbestosthetruth.com/sponsorship-and-exhibiting/

Please make this law More and more Companies are offering the service of House surveys Its great to see more and more Companies are offering the service but I wish it was a law. There is no need to panic but at least you would be aware you had Asbestos in your house and you would then be able to keep an eye out as it gets older and older. or maybe over the years call the experts in and have it removed. —http://www.crucial-enviro.co.uk/…/home-buyer-asbestos-surv…/

Most standard home surveys will note common asbestos materials used in the building industry but no advice will be given regarding the condition or likely costs involved with dealing with such materials, since it is normally outside their scope of their work.

Asbestos surveys can be difficult to understand to the un-trained eye and we have developed this service specifically for property buyers and sellers to ensure that any materials can be clearly identified. We also include jargon-free advice about any materials identified and what can be done to make them safe.

Based on the standard HSG264 Management Asbestos Survey, the home buyer’s asbestos survey also includes estimated costs for any remedial work that may be required for dangerous or badly deteriorated materials, ensuring you are not buying a property which may cost you a small fortune in the future.

Following a Home Buyer Asbestos Survey you will receive:

  • A “Management Asbestos Survey report” with schematic diagram and asbestos register, in accordance with HSG264
  • Clear recommendations in layman’s terms
  • Approximate costs for any likely remedial / removal work
  • Bulk sampling certificate from UKAS accredited laboratory relating to any samples taken
  • Easy to read report layout

All reports are printed in full colour, bound, presented by hard copy, emailed in PDF format and a copy created on compact disc.

Living with Mesothelioma – My Diary- Good Night to a Wonderful Mesowarrior

A very sad day today as we lost our Jim yesterday

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Im so pleased we met up at the Royal Marsden. I know we were all so disappointed when they didn’t have a trial for him. The Docs must know how bad a patient is and that a trial wouldn’t help. We have to see that they know better than us. They are the experts.

Jim has had longer than was predicted so we have to be grateful for that.

He was a real character and always told it as it is. But he bought Blues to the world.  he was in the music game.

He set up this http://www.britishbluesarchive.org.uk/about_us.php

THE BRITISH BLUES ARCHIVE –

A National Charity

The archive is a Charity that was set up by Peter Harvie and Stevie King in

2011 and is the only archive which concentrates upon British Blues,

that great music that means so much to so many people.

The archive documents the history, musicians, the venues

and the instruments that make up British Blues.

Eventually everything will be on this website for everyone to see but it will

take many years. We will get there with the help of fellow musicians and

enthusiasts.

Good Night Jim

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Almost all asbestos cancers are being missed by Spain’s official reporting system, a study has found, raising concerns that frequently terminally ill workers are also missing out on compensation. I find this very sad as not only are they missing out on money that is rightfully theirs but it means the figures are out for the record of mesothelioma. Just how many other countries are messing the figures up.
According to the paper in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, only 164 cases of asbestos-related cancer were recognised in the 33-year period until 2011.
The researchers say this count misses almost all the cancers related to asbestos. For mesothelioma, they estimate 93.6 per cent of cases in men and 99.7 per cent in women are missing. For asbestos related lung cancers, the effect is worse still, with 98.8 per cent of bronchial and lung cancers in men and 100 per cent in women going unrecognised.
“These findings provide evidence of gross under-recognition of asbestos-related occupational cancers in Spain,” the paper notes. “Future work should investigate cases treated in the National Healthcare System to better establish the impact of asbestos on health in Spain.”
García-Gómez M, Menéndez-Navarro A, López RC. Asbestos-related occupational cancers compensated under the Spanish National Insurance System, 1978-2011, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health (IJOEH), volume 21, number 1, pages 31-39, January-March 2015.

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http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/full/10.1179/2049396714Y.0000000087

Between 1978 and 2011, 164 asbestos-related occupational cancers were recognized in Spain, with a mean annual rate of 0·08 per 105 employees (0·13 in males, 0·002 in females). Under-recognition rates were an estimated 93·6% (males) and 99·7% (females) for pleural mesothelioma and 98·8% (males) and 100% (females) for bronchus and lung cancer. In Europe for the year 2000, asbestos-related occupational cancer rates ranged from 0·04 per 105 employees in Spain to 7·32 per 105 employees in Norway.

Conclusions:These findings provide evidence of gross under-recognition of asbestos-related occupational cancers in Spain. Future work should investigate cases treated in the National Healthcare System to better establish the impact of asbestos on health in Spain.I hope someone looks into this Im so shocked to read this.

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Its been a fresh day one minute and a warm day the next. Mavis has been busy on her pages again. Me well the usual. times on pc facebook blogs. walking louis nodding, nothing new for me. I did have another brainwave solution for the refurb of westminster. Move the queen to Balmoral. Move parliament to Buckingham Palace. After all Buck house is just a big council house.

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