we have starting using the hobby weld oxy/acetylene bottles after using BOC has become more difficult than it was back in the day. available from the local service station.
the creme brulee's are looking good again..
gutted to hear this big fella. its pretty much the worst news someone can have. its really hard on your loved ones and people close to you too. it completely knocks the shit out of you and those around you when you get the diagnosis, but you will build yourself back up.
keep that positive...
best to ring the manufacturer.
ive always used a moly grease for cv joints, and the general purpose traditional bearing grease for packing bearings and UJs.
ive since moved on to the multi coloured lithium complex greases for bearings and UJs. as they are much more water resistant.