It’s Tuesday October 7th, and I sit here at a glass table, sipping herbal tea from a glass cup, looking out over London. I’m relaxing before heading out for today’s adventures while my tablet charges up, though if the truth were told, I should be back in Camden packing more things.

It’s been a long journey getting to were I am now, and it’s not over yet, though if we’re counting milestones, I’m coming up on a big one.

So I’ll be heading off to Hammersmith shortly for a couple of appointments at the hospital. Assuming nothing goes wrong, then I’ll be starting the countdown to surgery in November. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, but I’m excited too. This is the tough bit, the painful bit. This is where I need more than ever to be able to rely on the people around me. This, is when I need my friends.

So my life being what it is, it shouldn’t have been any real surprise when I was turned on by someone I thought was a friend, and forced to look for somewhere new to live.

Louise on the other hand has been a gem. Without her, I don’t know where I’d be today, or even if… But let’s not dwell on that, let’s instead look to the little victories, a new home, surgery, freedom, and most of all a new phase of my life.