Monday, 5 December 2016

the empowerment plan


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Snooker has finished what can I do now?

I hope you have all been busy watching the snooker over the last two weeks? I have loved it, every afternoon fast asleep er no sitting in my wheelchair avidly watching snooker. I must admit to a few lapses in concentration and catching a few zs. I even lost two frames of this afternoons final. But I had taken painkillers and they make me sleepy! Mark Selby made a fantastic champion and now it has finished what can I do? I am going to try and improve my painting skills, that won't be difficult because my skill is zero so getting paint to paper  Will be an improvement. Also I have charged the camera battery so all I  need is some enthusiasm for either painting or photography.
My son suggested I take pictures of my paintings which will cover all bases! I haven't been out for a couple of weeks so with this week set dry and Heather over her flu we might try and visit somewhere quiet and have a bacon sandwich or maybe some fish and chip's. See the world is our oyster!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Multiple sclerosis: Newly discovered signal mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic

Multiple sclerosis: Newly discovered signal mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic: Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the patient's own cells. In this case, modified T cells destroy the myelin sheath surrounding nerve cells. Myelin protects the neural pathways and is thus essential to the ability of nerve cells to transmit information. A recent study has demonstrated that a substance known as interleukin 6 (IL-6) plays an important role in instructing T cells to cause damage to myelin sheaths in the central nervous system.

New Multiple Sclerosis treatment wins £1m funding

New Multiple Sclerosis treatment wins £1m funding

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Carers make such a difference

Heather is my wife and my carer, she does everything for me. I cannot get out of bed or dressed without her and today she had a day in bed. I was in bed until twelve when with super human strength she got me dressed and sent me downstairs. She made me a coffee and a bowl of porridge and took herself back to bed. I sat and watched snooker and our son in law came in tonight with a curry and made drinks washed up etc. Then other daughter popped in with milk and bread. Heather has just got me into bed and is back in her own bed now. I wrote about this not for sympathy but to hi lite the work that family carers do day in day out for love, yes she gets carers allowance which if worked out hourly would be pennies. She does it for love as do millions of others. Just think what a mess the care system would be in if families didn't shoulder the work load. I for one would be in a mess. God bless all the carers.