Day 1. 16th of November 2020

Today my journey back home literally started with an actual journey. I was transported by ambulance from Ward 35 of James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough to a dedicated and highly regarded rehabilitation unit in London. 
Leaving Ward 35 was a bitter sweet experience. On the one hand I was starting the next stage of my journey but on the other hand I was leaving a wonderful team of people who have treated, encouraged and cared for me and have been like a surrogate family. I’ve been truly blessed to spend these last few months with them.
While it was emotional leaving them all this morning, today marks a new beginning for me and my family. 
I’m starting this blog in order to share this part of my recovery with others and to celebrate the fact that I am still here and now I’m on my way... home!


  1. Wow... well done Allison, that was emotional to see you on the video and see you rocking your journey! I can't wait to see you back home!! Lots of love, Chelsea. Xxx

  2. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘woooo hooooo go Allison!!!! this is brilliant, I can not lie, it did bring a tear to my eye, not with sadness but with pure happiness to see you smiling,singing and looking so confident,YOU are one amazing lady, now get down south, get stuck into your rehab and then get the hell back home to our family, Your Family!!! You've totally got this, love Hazel & Longy ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’ซxxx

  3. Hi there Allison, good to see you again..... We've just read your blog which Rich WhatsApp'd me, so I hope this message works. Good luck from us all xx

  4. Bugger, I've come up as unknown..... it's me, Steve

  5. You are an amazing lady... I'm looking forward to reading your blog, all of it, the good, the bad and the ugly...
    And I'm looking forward to seeing you on the other side...

  6. Oh where do we start proud of you doesn't cut it you are amazing and with our David by your side you become an invincible team
    I too cannot wait to read your blog and be there with you every stage of your journey go Allison get this done and get back to the people who love you more than you will ever know ๐Ÿ’•go girl xx

  7. Never have I ever been as proud as I am now. YOU are amazing, YOU are Ann inspiration, YOU are wonder woman. Thank you for being YOU.
    You've got this and we will be by your side every step you take.
    Sending you lots of love and light
    Sam & Nath xx

  8. Hi Allison it made me smile to be reading this...ur next chapter...u have done amazing & are 1 inspirational woman. Just keep ur chin up & keep smiling. U have done the hardest work and this will probably be hard aswell but I bet u can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Getting home is getting nearer. I look forward to reading ur blog take care & keep smiling love Cath Duncan xxx

  9. Really love this, and it’s so, so good to see you! Keep your chin up my lovely and get home soon. Tina xxxx

  10. Well done Allison, your courage and bravery are amazing. Good luck at rehab you will rock it. Sending love Justine

  11. Hi Allison, so glad you've finally started your journey home! Excited to be able to keep up to date with your progress through your blog! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family (even if I only ever saw them on the iPad!)

    Stacey x

  12. We have never met ,but that did not stop the tears. We know you must be special , Please receive our Love to you and David,

  13. I am so sorry I didn't get to say goodbye, you have been so inspirational through your journey, good luck on your next step to walking through those doors.
    Take care, love Emma xx

  14. So glad you are making such progress and definitely on your way ! You are such an inspiration and a lovely lady. Keep strong x


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