Second Reading of my Caravan Sites Bill yesterday. It now goes into Committee on a date to be agreed by the 'usual channels'. a weekly meeting of the Whips. Realistically, the chances of getting it onto the statute book are zero, so the objective is to get some ideas on the record and tease out further information about progress - if any - with the Government's site funding and planning for Traveller site proposals.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
New consultant today, because Dr L is on leave. Platelets were 491 compared with the normal rage of 140-450; Haemoglobin 10.5 [13.5-16.5]; White Blood Cells 4.1 [4.0 - 11.0] and Neutrophils 1.78 [2.2-6.3 10^9/L}. Not ideal but all values were an improvement on January 30 readings. The verdict was 'keep on taking the tablets', ie Hydroxycarbamide 7 days a week. Professor M2 also gave me a prescription for Aciclovir tablets for the cold sore on my upper lip, something I've never had before in my life. It could be something to do with having an impaired immune system.
Its getting on for a year since I was first diagnosed and told I had an estimated 12 months left of useful existence. That may turn out to be pessimistic considering that I'm still more or less functional apart from the clogged arteries and distorted feet. This morning I forgot to take the mobile when I went for the blood test before the haematology appointment so I couldn't ring Lindsay and ask her to pick me up. I can still walk the distance from the hospital back home, maybe 250 metres, though at no great speed.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Images of Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Parliament, which Victoria attended with me. Her speech in Westminster Hall was impressive and she got a tremendously warm reception. Burma has a long way to go on the road to freedom, human rights and the rule of law, particularly in making peace with its ethnic minorities as she said, but the first steps have been taken. http://www.flickr.com/photos/uk_parliament/sets/72157630224137472/