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  • Blog Post: A great day

    A great day Posted on May 25, 2012 | Leave a comment We had a great day yesterday, made even more special by the sunshine. We pottered about in the morning and afternoon, sitting out in the garden reading books and having lunch. Then a big sprint to change into our posh outfits as we were off...
  • Blog Post: Red wine - a treatment for mesothelioma?

    There’s new evidence the component in red wine that has long been known to fight heart disease and some cancers may help do the same for malignant mesothelioma. Resveratrol is a natural phenol derived from the skin of red grapes. It has been linked to the “French affect” wherein...
  • Blog Post: stable, stable, stable

    So there you go, the nerve wracking tube ride, the usual 90minute NHS wait and then the news that the scan shows no progression! The doctor did say we should keep with the scans even though they are stressful- as Ray said it’s not the scan that’s stressful, it’s waiting for the result...
  • Blog Post: Next scan booked

    A CT scan it is – booked in for next Thursday , followed by the Barts appt to discuss on the Friday. So our weekly countdown is underway. after another good nights sleep, Ray is brighter again today, although still has the stabbing pains along the diaphragm, they have been there a long time so...
  • Blog Post: An inspiring quote

    Thanks are due today to a quote from our Oxford based warriors that is in their blog, “To get through the hardest journey, we need to take only one step at a time, but we must keep stepping” Chinese Proverb This seems so apt at the moment, Ray is stronger today although has had to take...
  • Blog Post: Improving Times

    Firstly thank you for all the best wishes and support, it really helps because you know others understand and you aren’t being over anxious or paranoid. It really is this scary. Today has been much better, Ray is a lot stronger and no where near as tired so lets hope the night sweats stay away...
  • Blog Post: difficult times

    The last couple of days haven’t been good, Ray has been so tired all of the time. Even a vey short walk to the post office exhausted him, he was grey with effort when he got back. Last night didn’t see such a severe night sweat but he is still exhausted. Mentally he is in a dark place...
  • Blog Post: Return of the dreaded night sweats

    The last couple of nighs have seen the return of the dreaded sweats. These were one of the first symptoms originally so we always think they are an early warning that the meso is back . It’s definitely a sign of something. Overall whilst Ray hasn’t had any more aches and pains than usual...
  • Blog Post: A better couple of days

    Ray seems to have got back some of his energy, we have been away for a couple of days to the cotswolds- yet another part of Britain I’ve never visited. We did think we were going to have to make the best of it in the rain, but we’ve had brilliant weather although we both have a rather glowing...
  • Blog Post: Accepting your limits

    Following our walks on Sunday and Monday, Ray has taken it easier the last two days. He has found he needs the painkiller at night as he does get tired and achy very easily. Although the exercise is helpful, he’s still learning that he now has to accept certain limitations. Mentally this has...