Friday 17 January 2014

Fast Forward

Steve read the information sheets on the Oxford VanSel1 clinical trial last night.  Although the practical side of protecting his skin from sun exposure is exercising his mind, the thought of wearing protective clothing and high factor sun screen is not so bad as to make him reconsider taking part.  

He was reading through the blurb again in the cold light of day over breakfast this morning when the phone rang.  It was the trial nurse asking whether he had made up his mind yet?  They normally give people at least 24 hours to think about it.  However, there is a slot coming up very soon in the Oxford cohort and she didn't want to waste time (and maybe loose the slot?) by waiting until after the weekend to set the wheels in motion if Steve is interested.

Steve said yes he was and, suddenly, after the baby steps of last week, it's fast forward.  He has an appointment on Monday for the screening tests.  If he is passed fit to go, it will all kick off the week after....I will post more about it when we know whether or not Steve will be on the trial.

In the meantime, here is a special hug for all the Meso Warriors, especially Jan who is in pain, Tess who has just had news she didn't want to hear and Mavis who continues to do the meso community proud...this time by appearing on TV on Sunday morning to talk about the Mesothelioma Bill (currently going through the UK parliament) from the point of view of someone fighting the disease.  Thank you, Mavis!

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