4 days in iMIG The worlds largest mesothelioma Conference. This year 9 was the largest ever so far. iMIG means International Mesothelioma Interest Group
Wow! What a powerful 4 Days. We put louis in kennels and travelled to Birmingham. Journey up was not brilliant. Started out with taxi to station went to wrong address . Then Train had bus service which took 1 1/2 hrs to do what the train would do in 6 mins or so. But we arrived around 4.30 ish booked into hotel. Then made our way to the Birmingham ICC. We crept quietly into the Nurses conference. And so the next few days began. WE went to so many conference talks, Ive lost count. And to be honest most were so scientific I didnt understand much.
We were fed and watered well each day. WE had an evening gala Dinner. Not impressed. Event was nice food ????.
But the most gob smacking thing during all 4 days was the amount of people from around the world who just wanted to meet Mavis. I am stunned. I knew she was popular in the meso world but I never knew it was so much by so many. Doctors . Professors ,the media , nurses and so many general people. Most of the time I just stepped back out the way and simply watched in total awe and admiration.
My arm was twisted before we went to make a speech. Well I did a 6 minute one which was on How mesothelioma impacted on me. Oh dear was I shocked. So many people stopped me to thank me for such a moving talk. So many were in tears. It was just my thoughts and a brief account of my journey over the past 7 years. Unfortunately It was not videoed. But if anyone is interested I can put a copy on here.
But soon the time was ready for the last session on Wednesday and it concluded with presentations to all the people who had worked so hard to bring it off. And finally they asked Mavis on to the stage to do a short one to one interview to bring the whole event to a close. Its on our website and on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u8prE3QejM
I am so unbelievably proud of Mavis she has achieved so much despite having being so Ill .
God bless you I love you so much.