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    I think the thing to bear in mind with potential side effects of drugs is that they are just that - potential.  Not everybody reacts in the same way and the medics dealing with Mr E's case will understand all this and will surely monitor use as you go along.  If it helps to give you both a better quality of life then why not give it a go?  Nobody says he has to take it forever and if the side effects appear then he can always stop taking it.
  2. Good advice.  The diesel prices here (UK) will scare you witless.  The euro and the pound may not be at parity at the mo' but the diesel prices certainly are.[:-))]
  3. I had the same white blood cell problem, Norman.  Marginal on the third go-round so I got jabs for all the subequent doses (4 days a week before).  I don't remember exactly what they injected me with but I do remember that it was over 450€ each time!!![:-))] Otherwise I tolerated my chemo reasonably well but it did get a bit worse each time.  All in all I got off pretty lightly though. Say bon courage to Mr Jo.[:)]
  4. Glad to hear it.[:)] How is the little cat these days?
  5. I must say that we have never regretted going for 300% even though a lot of things cost far less.  I have got far better private room and dental cover as a result - they even paid me 300% of the wig allowance which meant I could get really decent one for the chemo hair! I reckon much depends upon your income and your general state of health also but as has been said, you can easily alter the level of cover if you feel you've made the wronng choice initially. I find it quite telling that the company I mentioned used to have 300 as its top level but this has increased to 500% now (sic) [:-))] so clearly it's a real issue in some parts, as the article confirms.
  6. Straying off topic somewhat, Chancer, I used to live in Penge and love it for the same reason - the mix of people who lived there and rubbed along reasonably well was great fun.
  7. I was reading out some of the statistics in Norman's recent posting about France's poorest towns, to a friend of mine here in GB.  She was astonished at the unemployment and income figures.  No surprise that the two things (the towns with the least money and highest unemployment vs the violence etc) are closely linked, is it? About the France think, Idun.  I do think that many people have a holiday view of a lot of countries but most are the same in my experience - they have their good and bad. Why anybody would expect France to be different or thinks it is, is beyond me also.
  8. Grecian, it wasn't a broker but my top up company.  However, I do know a broker reasonably well and had a long chat with him the other day when I was searching for insurance for my mobility scooter.  He said that he would happily help if I needed any advice at any time so if you do get stuck then certainly, I can broach the subject with him when I get back in the autumn.
  9. Sorry if the spec' isn't right (haven't read the whole thread) but Oreca sell some.
  10. If either or both of you goes, can you report back on the facilities for wheelchairs, pretty please?[kiss] I'd love to go but don't know how I'd cope, having done a recce of the town in my car a couple of years back.
  11. Sounds similar to what Norman had done, to me.
  12. [quote user="Gardian"]the point of my post was that your view and that of several others had been made and that it seemed to me that there was little further to say.[/quote] Oh, don't worry - I can always think of something more to say!:-) Sorry if I hijacked your thread though - it was just the one that was nearest the top of the Active board when I was half watching that embarrassing (in commentary and crowd terms) tennis match. apologies for the gobbledegook but I'm using Chrome as it's a friend's 'puter. I
  13. Great to see it being put to good use still. My friend from the local bar has given me a Porsche badge for the front of mine (he has a proper one!) How cool is that? If I get the chance to pop to Redhill I'll say hi to Karl for you.
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