Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:22
Gerard, your situation is exactly the same as I (we (Mrs B & I)) faced 3 years or so ago, so the phrase "I know how you feel" is not a platitude. Although this is a running forum, and, with a couple of honourable exceptions, I've not had the pleasure of meeting forumites in real life, I did find the kind comments I received enormously helpful, so please keep training and posting; certainly no apologies required.
Minni - fantastic effort after your recent travails - a report would be great
MsE too - come on, get posting !!