Nov 2, 2020 11:34AM sylviaexmouthuk wrote:
Thank you once again for your post.
With reference to the lock-down, I do agree that it was inevitable, but it should have been done two months ago and, as you say, there are too many exemptions. Today I had a look at gov.uk and saw that it had been updated and starts off "Guidance New National Restrictions from 5 November". Raymond printed off for me the 8 pages as I find it easier to read that way, rather than on the screen. The first page lists the 12 contents that are dealt with, so it makes easy ready. However, exemptions always complicate things and can be open to interpretation. This is a typical government document!
Of course, although it says that it is National, it only applies to England. It is quite mad that we go into lock-down on November 5th (very appropriate!) and Wales comes out of lock-down on November 9th. I am not quite sure what Scotland and Northern Ireland are doing, but it will not be the same as us.
I was speaking to a friend of mine in Exmouth today and she was telling me that the raid on the shops seems to have begun. I suppose people will live it up for the next 48 hours.
I have had a quick look at the Chris Woollams latest email and have marked off the numbers of particular interest to me. They are 2, Insulin resistance, 3, The pill that increases cancer survival, 4, A little pill that makes a big difference with Covid, 5, How a lack of social ties affects women, and 9, A new factor discovered in dementia.
I do have doubts about statins. They have terrible side effects and I would never take them. Raymond was put on them while in hospital, but as soon as he got home he quickly got off them. I think Big Pharma is trying to medicate everybody. Raymond was given Atorvastatin which is a very cheap pill. I do not have faith in that research, but that is my own personal opinion. The women who survive the longest may have survived anyway without the statins.
I was interested to know that you do go back and read earlier posts. If you read the first ten pages of our thread, you will find them interesting and there are names that stick out in my memory, such as Josephine. She was very informed and worked in a hospital lab, I think, but she was having a lot of problems.
I agree with you that not much has changed and that treatment is basically the same, especially for TNBC.
Did you happen to see Spitting Image on ITV1 at 10pm on Saturday?
Raymond and I took a rest from Covid, Trump and doom and gloom and watched Legends on Spotlight TV, one hour of Elvis and then Channel 5 9 pm Elvis the man that rocked the world. We did not see that through to the end because we got too tired. We think Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash are among the Greats.
The weather has been dismal as usual. Thank you for the hard work you are putting into the thread.
Love and best wishes.