A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma -London Lights, Rays Op on Sunday, #Asbestos Surveys, MesoUK National Audit for Mesothelioma


We are really getting into the christmas spirit and the presents are all bought and the secret santas posted for the Mesowarriors.

Fist we have to get Rays Op over with on Sunday.

He has all the appointments. One was for today for the pre-assestment. Not like the old days a visit to the hospital, no! its done on the phone so he had that today and seems he has passed that. They are concerned about him fasting before the op (As he is Diabetic type 2) so an appointment for 2.30 Sunday has become a 8.30am which means we have to get up early to travel the 25 miles to Ramsgate.

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of low back pain and leg pain. They have been used for low back problems since 1952 and are still an integral part of the non-surgical management of sciatica and low back pain. The goal of the injection is pain relief; at times the injection alone is sufficient to provide relief, but commonly an epidural steroid injection is used in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program to provide additional benefit.

Most practitioners will agree that, while the effects of the injection tend to be temporary – providing relief from pain for one week up to one year – an epidural can be very beneficial for a patient during an acute episode of back and/or leg pain. Importantly, an injection can provide sufficient pain relief to allow a patient to progress with a rehabilitative stretching and exercise program. If the initial injection is effective for a patient, he or she may have up to three in a one-year period.

I wonder why they don’t use this for Mesothelioma pain more. A question I will ask.

It must be better than all the drugs we take.


We get many Pictures from the men working in  Asbestos striping and this was a great one as it makes you realise how we must be so careful as here it is in a door frame, we must always be on our guard when drilling in DIY.

Danny Whiting North Kent Asbestos Services Ltd wrote –
Squeezy does it!. Cosy for space but another domestic property free of Asbestos Insulation Board, for a local MP. Removed safely under fully controlled conditions.

Then My Friend Greg ( who is always taking great photos and lets me share them each day found this on site.


Yes that’s Asbestos and Ray said we have had a sink with the black on the bottom like that.

What had amazed me yesterday is where he had to survey a site.


How  would you even begin to sort that. Dont forget you have to survey the earth as well as it could be anywhere in a site like that.He said he could feel the fleas biting him. Bless.



I have to say  Congratulations to Mesothelioma Uk for all the hard work involved National audit for Mesothelioma would likely be lost if it were not for Mesothelioma UK’s financial support so thank you for all you do for the charity. This work is vital to our patients; to improving standards and outcomes across the nation.

The audit contains data from over 2,000 patients diagnosed with mesothelioma in England during 2014. Findings and recommendations from the report will be used by trusts to develop and improve the care and treatment offered to patients.


My Dear friend Dr Mike Peake is featured in the report.

While we are talking about Mesothelioma UK I have been raising Awareness of the Funds that are needed to back all the great work Liz Dawlinson Jill Lemon and The Nurses do for Mesothelioma and they sure need more funding so maybe you could think of donating if you’re not sending Christmas cards this year as so many people are doing this nowadays. Please donate for Xmas to @MesoUK by filling in your details.secure online payments provided




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