I must have typed and deleted 3 or 4 posts in here over the last few weeks so fuck it, I'm posting this no matter what shit comes out. I guess I just wanted to say that though I've always been a contemptuous bastard about the patronising "bravery" attributed to people in situations such as yours, I've really found your dignity and positivity incredible. I think a lot of people (well, I do anyway) often feel quite lost. I don't really know what to say. Please excuse me if it's self-indulgent (it's not meant as such, but it probably is), but for some reason it's made me feel a bit less lost reading your blog and posts. You come across as such a genuinely decent person.
I think the only time I've virtually e-spoken to you across the internets was a little discussion about Hefner and TDTTD. When Thatcher does, I'll think of you and won't be laughing either
All the best.