Dr Jane reminds me that it is one year since I was carted off into hospital and so nearly met my maker. It's been a titanic struggle since with eleven operations, months in hospital and some extremely painful treatment but I'm still here to tell the tale. Even better, my sense of outrage and grumpiness is still wonderfully strong and fuelling my blog. Writing each day has been great therapy but there wouldn't be much point to it without you, the people who visit, comment and sometimes enjoy the things I have to say. The months in traction would have been unbearable without the great debate, conversation and friendship so many of you have provided. Thanks for listening.