Another thing which has been very heart-warming is the number of really kind and positive comments I have received in the last couple of days from some people so thank you everyone who has and also everyone for actually reading this. It means a lot!
I think sometimes it takes tough situations to realise who your true friends are and who keeps an eye on you and checks in for weeks and months after you're the latest gossip etc etc. I am so grateful that I can count so many of those people. I am very lucky indeed and hope I can be as good a friend to those who have been so amazing to me.