My journey since July 2005 would not have been possible without a lot of help from a lot of people. I owe them all a great debt.
I would like to thank them all individually, but because of my memory problems, I have forgotten many of their names. Those I can recall or have been able to trace are listed below. If you are one of the many I am sure I have forgotten, I apologise. It was not deliberate. Thank you all.
My sisters, Margaret and Kath, and their families.
My GP, Jane.
Pals Kevin,Lew, John G, Frankie, Tobes and the boys and their girls.
Staff and volunteers at Age UK North Shields including Becky, Jill, Lesley, Roly and Roy.
Staff and volunteers at Norham Open Learning Centre including Caroline, Heidi, Ian, Julie,Lesley, Phyllis, Sarah and Tina.
David, Fred, June, Kath, Peter, Joan and everybody at Stroke North and Ruth, Gordon,Julie-Ann, Nancy and also Lucy for IT support.
Everyone at Blind Ambition Newcastle
Annie, Graeme, Pam, the other volunteers and everybody involved in the Stroke Support Volunteer programme.
Lynn for the piece on respite care.
Ian and Fraser for their help with the website.