Well its now November. Soon be Christmas then into 2015.  Back in 2009 when we got the devastating news that Mavis was given 3 months to live. We had no idea that we would be celebrating almost another 6 years in the future.  I would like a word with that Doctor.. He might  decide to change his bedside death delivering message .

With a little thought he could have said. Without  treatment  the prognosis is not good. But there is treatment  out there from which you  may have a brighter outcome. He left us with no hope ,only heart ache and misery and pain.

But 5 and a half years on ,although we have been on highs and lows, happiness and sadness, good news and bad news. We had absolutely no idea just what Mavis has been able to achieve both in her quest to  raise awareness and during the past few months a turn round in her  physical status of needing a walking frame and sticks to get about, still a little unsteady but determined to  improve.

From awards to  speeches to patient Representative ,  creating a blog  and a website achieving  over a  quarter of a million  hits which is amazing. TV  and radio interviews even recently an interview in Holland to broadcast to the Dutch to raise awareness to the dangers of asbestos. Even invited to  speak in the House of Commons  on 2 occasions including joining Lord Satchi and his  innovative Bill. We have traveled as far as Derby, Manchester Leicester as well as to Local towns discussing this insidious disease.      She  talks at NHS meetings takes part in their discussions. Even now she has been an inspiration in helping create a calendar to raise  money for Charity. She even cajoled me into posing in the calendar.

There is no bounds to her passion. Her fighting spirit and her ability to not give in  is the reason we have defied that early ill advised Doctors statement. She is truly an amazing woman.  I once said Mesothelioma didn’t know what it took on when it took on Mavis.

I am so proud of her and what she has achieved and I am sure she still has much more under her belt. Long may she continue to defy that early prognosis.


4 thoughts on “Saturday

  1. We only need 1 person like Mavis to defy the doctors and outlive the prognosis by a mile and then some, and fan the flames of hope in this terrible disease and to pave the way for others to follow. You are a such a loving wonderful couple and a truly inspiring advertisement for what positive thought and energy can do. Long may it continue to work for you Mavis and I hope you get to share and spend many more years together as devoted man and wife, you deserve it. God bless you both on this journey xx

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