Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Don Johnson.Gambler and the £120'000 bottle of Champagne...


Hi Don. Well you sure showed everyone just how wealthy you are when you bought a huge bottle of Champagne for £120'000 and then proceeded to spray it over your adoring minions.

Funny thing is, just before I read the article about this amazing waste of money I had been reading another about 7 children who's parents are trying to raise £40'000 for each one so that they can go to America for surgery to allow them to walk.........funny old world eh Don?

Perhaps they too would have enjoyed being covered in mega expensive French plonk? Or perhaps you could have donated some of your cash to help them to be able to walk, run and play? Then again maybe walking is over rated...what the hell,you just go ahead and have a great life :-)

The full sad story can be read by clicking HERE.


Sunday, 26 June 2011

Swaton Vintage Vehicle and Egg Tossing Show June 26th 2011


Today we spent several hours at the Swaton Vintage Vehicle and Egg Tossing Show. The weather was glorious, the range of exhibits was (as usual) fantastic, and to top it all my father in law let me drive his yellow (Called Bumble Bee) 1972 VW Beetle 1300 around the arena.....what a brilliant day out it was :-).

By the way, the real ale was wonderful stuff and provided some much needed refreshment on such a glorious summer's day.....and helped to wash down the equally delicious Red Beef burgers that we had earlier. Many thanks to the organisers for yet again providing us with a first class event.


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

No definitive evidence to support leukaemia cluster claims


SIR – The article entitled “No leukaemia cluster... that’s just not true!” by Corrina Thomson in last week’s John O’Groat Journal leaves the reader with the distinct impression radioactive discharges and pollution from Dounreay may have contributed to the reported childhood leukaemia cluster in the surrounding area.

While a few may subscribe to this notion, a massive body of scientific evidence suggests otherwise. Indeed, there is a strong probability the observed leukaemia cluster has no relationship, whatsoever, to any operational activity conducted at the facility.
Ms Thomson begins the article by noting the 14th report of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) in which it is concluded no evidence exists of an increased risk of leukaemia in under-fives living around UK nuclear plants in the 35-year period between 1969 and 2004.

To read the full article click HERE.


Leukaemia victim sues Shell over benzene exposure


ROXANA — Scott Monroe was a 19-year-old naval scholarship student of nuclear engineering when he came down with a potentially lethal blood cancer that he and his lawyers claim is the result of a benzene leak from the refinery near his home.

Now, the disease, the refinery and the leak are the subject of a lawsuit Monroe filed last week in Madison County Circuit Court, naming Shell Oil Co. and BP Products North America as defendants.

To read the full article click HERE


Sunday, 12 June 2011

And now for bit of a laugh :-)


Oh yes!. Another helping of those epic "Fail" video's that we all love so much. Well, you've gotta have a laugh ain't ya?

Enjoy :-)


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A video that needs more views on YouTube!......


Great Video. I just wish that these sort of presentations got to a wider audience. It's amazing how a rock band can get 100'000 hits in a day on YouTube for singing a song...but a video such as this only gets 37'000 hits in 4 years for trying to save lives...go figure! :-(.

My website: http://www.scirocco2morocco.blogspot.com/

My name is AndY,I am 45 and I have had Leukaemia for 5 years now.....some don't get that long so I try to do what I can to help find a cure.....One day we will :-)


Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Annual Blood test today...and all is well :-)

Today was the day I popped along to the clinic at Kings Mill Hospital to see Mr Tim Moorbey (My consultant) who, after checking on my blood results, doing a weight check and a physical examination, informed me that my CLL is currently behaving itself (yeaahhh!). August 15th 2011 marks 5 years since my diagnosis.

Just wanted to share that bit of good news with you :-)


Monday, 6 June 2011

Leukaemia discovery could lead to complete remission


British researchers found a way to destroy stem cells that sustain the potentially fatal blood cancer, in an early study on mice.

The team from King’s College London, funded by Cancer Research UK, learned that suppressing two particular proteins stops the leukaemia stem cells growing.

This could pave the way for better treatment that may enable patients to be in "complete remission". Prof Peter Johnson, the leading charity’s chief clinician, said: “This study builds on previous Cancer Research UK-funded work trying to pinpoint the molecules responsible for driving the development of MLL-related leukaemia stem cells. “Cancer stem cells appear to be more resistant to radiotherapy and chemotherapy than the other leukaemia cells, so understanding how they originate – and how we can kill them – will be a major step in being able to help even more people survive leukaemia in future.”

As many as 28,500 people are diagnosed with leukaemia in Britain every year and about 70 per cent of children and 10 per cent of adults have a type that involves mutations of the MLL gene. Only half of these children survive for two years after receiving standard treatment

To read this story in full click HERE to visit the Telegraph website.