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.

ITUC Frontlines Poll 2015

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.

Rays Blog —

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.

https://mesoandme.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/friday-129

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