19-Jun-2011 – On The mend!

19-Jun-2011 – On The mend!
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Hi,

well so far so good! I went to bed relatively early for me last night and slept QUITE well but only for about 2 hours at a time, but I’m used to that!

I must say I WAS feeling jaded when I woke and took a long time to get up – It is remarcably like a hangover with too little sleep and Dave said the effect on him was similar.

Dave has now finished his first battering with chemo but they weren’t too happy as from neck cancer he has clear mets. to spots on the lungs, fortunately they seem to be fairly stable. He then 15 hits of Radio Therapy which left him very tired and with neck cancer it has hardly worked miracles for his swallowing or appetite – but I gather that is recovering and his next phase (No details yet) will be Radiation Therapy.

It does all seem like a huge experiment with a lets try a bit of this ‘scientific’ basis – IS IT Just luck?

Lee has just materialised with a pint of fruit – 2 Pears, 2 Apples, 1 Mango and fresh orange juice really very nice and avoids one of nthe complications of Chemo which for some is constipation. I tend to have about 2 pints of this or similar every day.

Clearly eating this much fruit can do one no harm and it seems to be the only way to consume fruit as Tesco is realistically our only source and their fruit is abysmal if you hope to eat it! Tesco fruit seems never to ripen which is either a case of remaining hard or moving directly to rotten!

I do wonder why Tesco try to pretend they can retail fruit as they are truelly incompetent at it and their fruit is a disgrace!

However I am perfectly happy to use chosen Tesco fruit and before it moves from brick hard to rotten cut it up and put it in the blender where mixed it comes up with a very passable smoothy of pure fruit.

DON’T try to eat Tesco Fruit it is disgusting in the main and nothing more than a con.

Right – its 14:30hrs. I think I will go and have a shower and then go for a gentle stroll either around Chepstow Castle or along the bank of The River Wye – see what takes my fancy once I’ve showered. All down to how my bloods are recovering as when O2 is low a shower leaves me feeling like I’ve just run half a marathon!!

I note Kirsty William’s office hasn’t sent me the budget report for The NHS in Wales in electronic form yet – They gave me a copy in hard form last week and it outright admits that The National Ass 4 Wales squandered £1Billion of NHS money to no medical gain!!

As soon as I get the electronic copy I’ll post it with highlighting and notes on the blog!

These EU Assemblies are little more than an obscene joke providing a structure for bribery of ingrates to betray all around them for the gain of the centralised Kleptocratic QUANGOcracy.

Imagine politicians and their parasites in the Snivil Cervice openly admitting they stole £1Billion from the sick to spend on their pet political projects – They are truelly the scum of the earth aren’t they!

Regards,
Greg_L-W.

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I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

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25-Aug-2008 – MAKE SAVINGS from NON ESSENTIALS NOT HEALTH.

25-Aug-2008 – MAKE SAVINGS from NON ESSENTIALS NOT HEALTH.

2008 August 25 22:23:16 BST
Posted By: Greg_L-W.
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Andrew Dillon, chief executive of Nice, said: “The provisional conclusions on the use of drugs for treating renal cancer are those of an independent appraisal committee whose membership is largely drawn from NHS clinicians in active practice. They understand the issues at stake.”

He said that if the 26 oncologists are to “maintain the credibility of their argument” they must explain which patients “should forgo cost-effective care in order to meet the needs of those with renal cancer”.

May I usurp their authority and propose that savings could be made as follows:

1. £30,000,000 could be saved by closing N.I.C.E. which is merely a QUANGO behind which corrupt politicians shelter their mismanagement of the NHS.

2. £190,000,000 PER ANNUM could be saved by making organ donorship an opt out scheme rather than an opt in scheme. This being the sum spent on those who are on waiting lists for organs spent annually keeping them alive.

3. Upto £300,000,000 which the Health Service spends per annum on tattoo removal QUOTE Baroness Gardiner House of Lords see Hansard.

4. Cease providing any Government employees with ANY aspect of Private Health Care this would not only make massive multi £Million savings but would also ensure the inducement that they ensure the Heath Service is repaired.

5. Cease providing funding for inflation linked pensions for Government employees – since they are indemnified from their incompetence as inflicted on the balance of the public.

6. Place a ceiling on incomes in Government QUANGOs as few if any of these people are employable in the commercial world which is why they flourish in the unaccountable world of sheltered employment in QUANGOs.

  • Be minded of the fact that in the real world high salaries are determined by the ability to generate high profits leading to greater levels of employment and more tax profit for Government – high salaries in QUANGOs and Government merely produce a need for higher taxation and contribute nothing additional to the Country.

7. Cease giving early retirement and compensation for stress related claims – individuals should be free to select whether they do a given job it being their choice to accept the additional incomes of a given job. Stress in employment is a choice: if you are out of your depth and suffering stress hand back the salary you clearly are failing to earn and quit!
8. Cease providing life style care as a given whereby life style care should ONLY be provided once primary Health Care is provided thus saving on:

  • In Vitro Fertilisation.
  • Breast augmentation.
  • Rectal repair when self inflicted for sexual pleasure.
  • VIAGRA & other erectile defficiency drugs.
  • All forms of fertility enhancement.
  • Treatment of any long term condition for aliens & health tourism.
  • Close all councilling services on the Health Service that are not directly medical.
  • Charge for failure to attend appointments.
  • Cease all concepts of gender reassignment.

9. Withdraw from membership of the EUropean Union as clearly we have joined a club we can afford as we are unable to take care of our own people and are paying £1,800,000 per HOUR of British tax payers money (QUOTE Institute of Directors) and are having to kill British Kidney Cancer patients to find the money to fund the Warsaw Underground, Incompetent French farmers, Corrupt Fishing quotas for great maritime nations like Austria and whilst funding Spain to build their roads we permit them to enrich themselves by stealing fish from British fisheries.

10. Surrender the utterly specious Olympic Games which we clearly can not afford as already the budget of £2.8 Billion has already run to £9.3 Billion with an expectation of a final spend wasted on these irrelevant games of £18 Billion where less than 1% of the population will participate meaningfully in the related sports unlike 100% who will have need of the Health Service where the new policy is to Kill Patients who are too costsly.

I do appreciate that Andrew Dillon on his massive salary may well be able to turn a brief phrase in defence of his job and his QUANGO but clearly he is not competent to the job he is paid to do or he would not have made such a staggeringly stupid and ill considered statement regarding the murders he is planning to preside over.

Regards,
Greg L-W.
01291 – 62 65 62

I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

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25-Aug-2008 – A CYNICAL LOOK AT The NHS

25-Aug-2008 – A CYNICAL LOOK AT The NHS

2008 August 25 01:13:35 BST
Posted By: Greg_L-W.
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Hi,

I’ve just put this on the Cancer Research comments section on their web site:
http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org … comment-537

Quote: I HAVE THE ANSWER

May I suggest that if you are worried that you have or may get Kidney Cancer and need to claim on your Health Service:-
Make sure you are on a Government QUANGO the beauty of the job is that the Government doesn’t believe in the Health Service and provides all its senior staff with PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE!

Also the Government doesn’t believe in the Public Pension Service so it gives all its Staff prefferential INFLATION LINKED PENSIONS to compensate for the c*ck up they know they will make in Government.

Also Government staff on QUANGOs are not held accountable for mistakes just put all the data you can find on your provided Lap Top and lose it like the MoD do having lost over 700 to date!
If you want more expenses just loose your CD with all the records on them and claim for a larger sum.
Perhaps you have been away for the last month in Beijing with the other QUANGO members and 650 people funded from the public purse who had NO relevance to performing in the tedious and obscenely costly farce.

Join N.I.C.E. or a P.C.T. where you can be sure of no meaningful work, regular long holidays, inflation linked pensions, early retirement, stress related compensation, staff car schemes and of course PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE as of course you can’t relly on or trust the old NHS which is so badly managed it is obviously broken.

Don’t worry your job will be safe N.I.C.E. alone has a budget of £30,000,000 and if you need a pay rise you can take it out of the drug budget and kill off a few more Cancer Patients – they’re a nuisance anyway they just won’t die quietly they are just selfish – next they will start demonstrating but never mind the Government is on your side on a QHANGO so the State Police will be called in under the terrorism laws we can just murder them – woops sorry Mr. Menenez can we have those 8 bullets back!

Cover your risk – join a QUANGO.

The other beauty of a QUANGO or Government job is you get promoted for lies – look at Blair and his lies about Iraq which used so much of the money we could have used for health. Why do soldiers get health care? They knew the risks they should be like smokers or the obese and denied care!

Mandelson lied so often he is now an EU commissioner WITH PRIVATE HEALTH CARE!

On a £2.4Billion Budget I note incompetency and waste has already run that to £9.3Billion and it is rumoured the Olympics will cost Britain over £18,000,000,000 – Howmany people will the Government have to kill to pay for their tedious sport? Already they CLAIM that due to their incompetence they are going to have to kill Kidney Cancer patients!

Quick join a QUANGO and be safe for life.

Join me at http://www.KidneyCancerResource.com where we can fight this clearly non political issue!

First they came for the Jews but I was not a Jew so I did nothing….’

Regards and Warm Hands,
Greg L-W.

Have YOU commented? There are loads of ideas there!
Regards,
Greg L-W.

I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

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If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
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Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar. You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help.
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YOU are welcome to call me if you believe I can help in ANY way.
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17-Aug-2008 – PCT Policy – OBFUSSCATED by TORTALOGOUS LANGUAGE!

17-Aug-2008 – PCT Policy – OBFUSSCATED by TORTALOGOUS LANGUAGE!

2008 August 17 18:44:32 BST
Posted By: Greg_L-W.
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Hi,
I note with some interest the lengthy tortalogous definition of PCT Policy which has been tracked down which follows:
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This is a typical attempt of a PCT to explain why they are refusing to fund cancer treatments. This is from their policy document.
Guidance for considering exceptionality¡¦ in individual cases
Oxfordshire Commissioning Board decision – Policy Statement 80a

The Oxfordshire Case Review Committees consider requests to fund individuals for treatments which currently fall outside commissioning policies and agreements. A patient will not normally be funded, unless exceptional circumstances apply. The purpose of the Case Review Committees is to carefully consider, within the Ethical Framework, whether such circumstances exist. The key question is: On what grounds can this patient be funded when others will not be?¨ The Oxfordshire Priorities Forum gives guidance for decision making about ¡§exceptional cases¡¨. It is not appropriate to give specific examples of exceptionality. Definition of exception: A particular case which falls within the application of a rule, but to which the rule is not applicable. Definition of exceptional¨: of the nature of or forming an exception; unusual or special.
General guidelines: 1. It is stated on the Priorities Forum low priority¡¨ policies Potentially exceptionalcircumstances may be considered by the patient¡¦s PCT where there is evidence of significant health status impairment (e.g. inability to perform activities of daily living)¡¨. 2. By definition, ‘exceptional’ may not necessarily be predicted or spelt out in advance. 3. The fact that a patient¡¦s clinical picture matches ¡¥accepted indications¡¦ for a treatment which is not normally provided is not, in itself, exceptional. 4. The fact that the treatment is (or is likely to be) efficacious for a particular patient is not, in itself, exceptional. 5. Consideration will be given to evidence that shows that the benefit from the treatment for the patient would be significantly greater than would be expected for an average patient. 6. It is for the requesting clinician (or the patient) to demonstrate why they should be considered as an exception.

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Individual Patient Requests
Exceptional Status (what makes the individual sufficiently different from the usual in policy terms)

Central to consideration of individual requests for funding is the concept of the case being exceptional.
In order for funding to be agreed there must be some unusual or unique clinical factor about the patient that suggests that they are:
„« Significantly different to the general population of patients with the condition in question
And
„« likely to gain significantly more benefit from the intervention than might be expected from the average patient with the condition.
However:
„« The fact that a treatment is likely to be efficacious for a patient is not, in itself, a basis for an exception.
„« If a patient‘s clinical condition matches the ‘accepted indications’ for a treatment that is not funded, their circumstances are not, by definition, exceptional.
„« Social value judgements (the ‘worth¡¦ of patients) are not relevant to the consideration of exceptional status but there may rarely be exceptional circumstances where benefits may go beyond the patient (e.g. as a carer) in respect of social or health related benefits for others.

This guide is in addition to the Oxfordshire Priorities Forum Lavender policy on ¡§Guidance for considering exceptionality in individual cases¡¨, policy number 80a.
Oxfordshire Treatment Request Panel and Case Review Committee June 2007
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Why we go to such lengths to track this sort of stuff down one has to wonder when we could so much more readily have obtained the original training manual for PCT Diktat Obfuscation when required to hide dishonesty and corruption in regulation documents.
Here is the relevant passage in the Drafting Officer’s Manual:
[QUOTE] “The fact that the Patient needed to know was not known at the time that the now known need to know was known, and therefore those of us who needed to advise and inform felt that the information that we needed as to whether or not to inform the highest authority of the known information was not yet known, and therefore there was no authority for the authority to be informed because the need to know was not yet known, or needed.” [/QUOTE]
I must admit that I have cheated a little as I substituted the word patient for prime minister in this section of speech by Sir Humphry in ‘Yes Minister‘.
For EU Regulations it may interest you to know that the Official drafting of ALL EU drivel is drawn up by French ENARCHS, who are, whilst at L’ Ecole National, it seems trained in the black arts of perfidy to write any sentence in a manner where that which is the diametric opposite of that which it would seem to indicate!
No one has yet managed to answer the simple question under Law – by which Act of Parliament are The State authorised to practice EUthenasia on selected groups? The fact that the Government shelter behind their appointed cronies in N.I.C.E., P.C.Ts. etc. makes it no less a State decision to EUthenase selected Kidney Cancer patients.
In a civilised society it is possible to judge its standards by the way it treats its weakest citizens. To administer a poison in order to kill someone is an act of MURDER – perhaps someone wiser than I in authority can explain how it is Morally any different witholding a needed and proven drug.
Be aware that – the self same Government which is advocating the deliberate Muder of certain selected Kidney Cancer patients on the grounds of cost efficacy of certain drugs has I understand sent over 600 people, besides athletes & trainers, to Beijing to watch people running around in circles or whatever – I understand the cost of an MP in terms of expenses runs to about £24K. This is the same Government that authorises the John Lewis List scam and the funding of London second homes for MPs.
More specifically this is the Government which Baroness Gardiner assured us in The House of Lords ‘spends upto £300,000,000 on tattoo removal’.
Just how can the deliberate Murder of Kidney Cancer Patients be justified?
Any ideas?
Regards, Greg L-W.

I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

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If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
.
Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar. You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help.
.
YOU are welcome to call me if you believe I can help in ANY way.
.

Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 – 62 65 62