Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Yesterday's diary

I have had a another sweaty night, the night of the chemo I find I have heavy night sweats, so bad I have to change my night clothes. I seem to be waking up at 5:30 am every morning, and my face was puffy yesterday,  MMmmm.... lots going on, well, back to the events of yesterday.

Kieran went off to school yesterday, no problems. Can't say the same for today though!!
I dragged myself out of my chemo pit and got dressed, did my hair and makeup.
My friend Chrissy picked me up at 10:15, we were going to the action mesothelioma day event at the Legacy hotel (Formerly Novotel). There was a good turn out, we met Helen and Shirley, Shirley's husband has mesothelioma. We also met their daughter, all very focused and driven in changing attitudes and making a difference. It is so inspiring going to events like this, you can feel the power and strength in the room, the passion that mesothelioma and asbestos exposure is wrong and needs to be put right.
We listened to the talks and had a bite of lunch.
There was a dove release, typical me, missed every shot of the doves, I need a faster camera!!
It rained the whole time but no one was bothered by that. We were all there for the same reason, to remember all those who had lost their lives or lives are affected by asbestos and to get the message out there that asbestos is everywhere. It is knowing what to do when you spot it.
Don't think it won't happen to you, it could and never want anyone going through the nightmare my family go through every day.
We met Wendy, my ex driving instructor at the event, it was lovely seeing her again. She lost her brother to mesothelioma.
Chrissy dropped me home afterwards, I went straight back to bed and slept the rest of the day, I am hoping to get the car out today and get some shopping.
 The doves are in the baskets, ready for their release.
 Doves were released in memory of all asbestos victims.
 I missed every dove, they flew before my camera shutter clicked!
 Missed that one too, this was a well attended event, well done to all involved.
Chrissy, Wendy and I.

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