Monday, 31 August 2009
I am not back to work until 21st and that is not going to be a return date if I am not back up to my usual healthy self. I am a little concerned in going back as my boss has said I will be on a new team where myself and my colleague will be the more knowledgeable about the call queue, that is worrying me as I don't know what i am doing as I have only just gone on to it recently.
I am not happy with going back to something and people are relying on me for answers I cannot give them.
I do feel that the stress element had pulled me down and the virus took advantage of that.
Home life is good, Rich still doesn't have a job and now has 5 days to get one otherwise his computer is being packed away until he has one.
Kieran is back to school on 7th September and this will give us an opportunity to pack away and get ready for the move to the new house.
We are all looking forward to it.
Hopefully it will be a new start for all of us.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
I met Dawn and Julie on Facebook and they were very keen for their dad, Les, to try chemoembolisation.
Friday, 21 August 2009
Thanks again to Wendi at My Meso . org for the info below.
A clinical trial for patients with malignant mesothelioma is currently recruiting participants. The trial is sponsored by Papworth Hospital in the UK, although it is open to any mesothelioma patient that meets the criteria. This study will evaluate video-assisted surgery to see how well it works compared with talc pleurodesis in treating patients with malignant mesothelioma.
According to information on ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, this is a randomized phase III trial. Video-assisted surgery removes part of the tissue layer covering the inside of the chest cavity, which researchers think may be effective in treating pleural effusion and cause less damage to normal tissue. Talc pleurodesis may keep fluid from building up in the chest cavity. It is not known at this time which thereapy is more effective.
The primary objective of this study, as stated in the project outline, is to compare the effectiveness of these two modes of treatment in terms of 1-year survival, in patients with suspected or proven malignant mesothelioma.
Secondary goals of the study include comparing the control of pleural effusion, comparing procedure-related complications, comparing symptoms and quality of life of these patients at 3, 6 and 12 months after treatment, comparing the length of hospital stay, the exercise tolerance level of these patients at 3, 6 and 12 months after treatment, and to determine the cost to the health service, in terms of resources used for procedures, hospital bed usage and cost of primary and secondary care over 12 months.
Recruiting locations in the UK are Basildon University Hospital, Gelnfield Hospital (Leicester), Guy’s Hospital (London), Papworth Hospital (Cambridge) and Royal Hallamshire Hospital (Sheffield). Principal investigator for the study is Robert Winter, MD, Papworth Hospital.
This study is identified in the U.S. at clinicaltrials.gov by ID number NCT00821860.
For contact and recruiting information, visit the Clinical Trials information page athttp://clinicaltrials.gov/
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
I saw a chest doctor (Dr H) this morning and he has confirmed I have pneumonia and not swine flu as symptoms have been going on for over a week and I was more like a pneumonia patient. He removed his face mask to the phrase "I think we can stop this silly nonsense". I will be staying in hospital for another 48 hours for observation.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Sunday, 9 August 2009
My lovely boys, richard and Kieran
Tina and I in our hats again, I thought we looked sensational.
My favourite picture of the day. Me with my beautiful babies.
The happy couple Adam and Kumi.
Kieran and I arriving at the church
my handsome boys, Rich and Kieran. I am so proud of Richard, he was best man.
I feel a lot better today. Yesterday was wonderful, I was sad to not go to the evening do but I would never have managed it. I was a little worried last night as I had a little bit of blood in the muck through coughing.
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Monday, 3 August 2009
Kieran and I went to see Ice age 3 Dawn of the dinosaurs (3D) with his friend and his friends mum. We really enjoyed it. We had 3D glasses I was going to take Kieran to Looe with me to meet Jean, a lady with liver cancer, but he decided he didn't want to go and Rich volunteered to look after him.