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  • Blog Post: round the corner we go

    Think we can now officially say we have gone past the mid point now ( as opposed to round the bend, which happened a long time ago) the corner has been turned, still faint crackling from his lungs , but not as bad as 10 days ago. Although it is still off putting, he admitted today that he was worried...
  • Blog Post: memories of space dust

    Not a great day yesterday as the pneumonia didn’t seem to be responding to treatment, the coughing was truly dreadful and we did start to worry he would need to go into hospital. He was also getting very worked up that this was it and it would now be all downhill. The fluid on the lung form the...
  • Blog Post: PET Scans and inconclusive results

    We did the usual walk from the tube station to Bart’s with a heavy tread, rather sadly our favourite garden was all cordoned off , all the open spaces near St Paul’s have been cordoned off because of the protestors. A bit of me did think , whatever your political persuasion, if they had turned...
  • Blog Post: R2D2 and a light show

    PET scan completed yesterday at Barts, as part of our consumer research, thought we would compare to St Thomas’s , the previous location for scans. The good news is just as efficient and really nice people. Slightly different in that slightly bigger, so the resting area was more ward like, also...
  • Blog Post: Feeling better as the cold retreats

    The good news is there is a definite improvement, as the cold symptoms start to retreat . The aching muscles, the snotty nose and the exhaustion, as well as the slight temperature, up to 37.5 have all started to disappear. along with the nose bleeds- so sometimes there are other bugs out to get you not...
  • Blog Post: ongoing developments in mesothelioma treatments

    Further evidence of the global nature of this cancer this week, firstly , new research under way in Korea suggest they are going to see an increasing number of cases over the next 30 years. The a neew study from one of the country’s leading cancer centers suggests that the nuclei of mesothelioma...
  • Blog Post: A better day

    After around 24 hours in bed, the invalid is up and managed breakfast and lunch. I am rather like the demented tea maker from Father Ted, as everyone keeps telling me to make sure to keep his fluids up. Ideally , I would have a drip, linked to a tea urn, attached to his arm He does seem marginally better...
  • Blog Post: Feeling much better-

    Having felt very sorry for himself yesterday, today is much better, the throat is a lot less sore. Luckily some lozenges from the local chemist helped- so we didn’t need to resort to a morphine based drug!!! I like to feel I helpfully pointed out, just because you have one big thing wrong, doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: A nice normal day

    Busy day at work, although I took the car for a change rather than the underground as it was pouring with rain. It was the first time had driven to the new job, so my instructions were written out in detail the night before, it’s only about 10 miles and is fairly straightforward as a journey. ...
  • Blog Post: Mesothelioma Diary a really long walk today and i did it

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