Christmas. Two and a half weeks at home in the UK. This time, the whole family came back with me, so with Andy on board I had his support when visiting the consultant for my next appointment. I actually felt at that time that my condition had got a little better and was still hopeful. The doctor put me on an infusion for four consecutive days at the centre in Walton, Liverpool. The treatment plan took up a lot of time in the holiday period. I was in a completely neurotic space, overanalysing everything.