Before heading off in a different direction, I wanted to write briefly about Action Day Mesothelioma, which is today. There are events happening all over the UK to raise awareness of the disease and the dangers of asbestos, and to remember those victims lost to the disease. Sadly my attempt to get something into the local press seems to have fallen on deaf ears. No one has been in touch in response to my e-mail about the Action Day, so I assume nothing will appear in the local papers. Shame on you Oxford Mail and Times, if that's the case! Next year, I think I'll have to stage an event to capture attention......If nothing else, please watch the Asbestos in Schools video made for Action Mesothelioma Day (link under Watch, on the right)
The upbeat mood since Steve's last hospital assessment two weeks ago took a bit of a knock yesterday evening, when I learned that another meso warrior has died. We didn't know Alan, but his wife Heather was the first person to respond to me online when I poured out my feelings on the Macmillan Cancer Support website, shortly after Steve was diagnosed with mesothelioma. She was also the first face to emerge from a crowd of strangers to greet us at the Mesothelioma Conference in London last October. You have been so ready to support others, Heather. If you are reading this, please let us know if there's anything we can do to support you now, other than sending you our love and heartfelt condolences for your loss.