So first of all I need to say a special thanks to everyone who has been involved in my health this year, or as I affectionally call them "my team" from my GPs, ENT specialist and his nurse, my cardiologist and his nurse, my counsellor, hand therapist, physio and others who have been involved. You have all worked really hard this year to help me keep my independence and keep me on the right track, from the many hours of just talking things through to the treatment I have recieved. I am as always extreamly thankful to have such great people around me fighting my health issues, you all are great and special to me because you keep me fighting when I've felt like giving up, as I did at the start of this year.
My family, thank you for being there when I needed you, my brother for coming to the cinema with me most weeks and seeing in his words "some bad films" this year lol and some good ones too! It's funny even the cinema staff say hello to us!! To my cousin Carolyn for always being there in good and bad times, talking things through and keep my nails at a good length!! To everyone else thanks for the help/ support this year.
To my friends on twitter thanks for your continued support and thanks for reading and sharing my blog you guys are the best! Thanks for the chats and offers of support with my health it's really been appreciated.
To two special groups on Facebook, first "faces of rheumatoid" you guys have really made my year your love, support and friendship (from across the Atlantic!) has been incredible I really do thank you for always being there through the good and bad times, I thank you for your Xmas cards and spoons they really do make me smile, love you all.
"Babes" thank you for welcoming me back into the fold, you are such a lovely group of people, thanks for the support and friendship this year, it means a lot to me.
Now after thanking the medical team, the family and my lovely two groups, it's on to some special people!!
First up the girls!!
Firstly Mary, thank you for being so understanding after my medical team pulled the plug u til the next year, thank you for suggesting my favourite book of 2014. Most of all thank you for all the love, support and encouragement and friendship this year. I can not wait til April to see you and explore Seattle and the island (that I can not remember the name of!) xx
Katy, thank you for always being a good friend to me and being supportive and so glad we got to have a great time at EuroDisney it was fantastic to spend a few days together having fun and leaving everything else behind. I hope 2015 is a good year for you xx
Claire, thanks for always being an ear and for your support and friendship, so glad we got to have fun in Manchester seeing mcbusted. I hope 2015 is a good year for you.
Michelle, I feel so connected to you through not just our disease but also by our experiences. You have been such a good friend this year and I love the spoons you sent me and the tshirt and scarf. Your friendship and love have meant so much to me this year. Thank you for being there, I hope 2015 is a good year for you and maybe we get to meet some day soon.
Margaret, thank you for finding me and talking to me about my mum it has been so lovely to hear about mum I'm her younger days. So glad we have formed a friendship too through the common bound of my mum. I hope 2015 is a good year for you.
Carol, special thanks to you for helping me so much with my trip to Southampton you are a legend in my eyes! I'm so glad we are friends, thanks and I hope that 2015 is a good year for you.
I have probably forgot so many ladies, but I'd just like to say thank to each and every one of you for always being there and shpportiing me and for your friendship.
So I shall start with peter, some times thanks isn't enough, but thank you for everything, listening to me, helping me out and for the lovely gift and teaching me about predicting the weather and reading the weather station and what it means! You test my mind in a good way, you make me use it again which is great, you have helped me in so many ways. Thank you so so much and I hope 2015 is a good year for you.
Brian "barmy!" I always call him Brian, but thought I'd share his nickname too!! Thank you so much for listening and helping me out and helping me make sense of things when I really wasn't sure on things. Oh and thanks for talking football with me it's been a lot of fun! It's been a pleasure to get to know you this year, I hope that 2015 is a good year for you
Chris, thank you for your friendship and talking Manchester United with me, in hope I have helped you and look forward to seeing you at a game soon (please MUDSA!) I hope 2015 is a good year for you
Gary, thanks for your friendship this year and teaching me about bees and honey it's been eye opening . I hope 2015 is a good year for you
Duncan, thank you for your love, support and friendship this year. I really value our friendship and we have had some good times with year, maximo park, the all dayer and of course an afternoon in the pub! I hope our friendship grows this coming year and we have more fun times. I really hope 2015 is a good year for you.
Eric, thanks for your support this year and for looking after us in Manchester after the maximo park gig much appreciate. Hope 2015 is a good year for you.
Thank to all of you and everyone else that has been part of my life in 2014 and thanks for all of your friendships and support, love to you all.
Lots of love and thanks