I HAVE been overwhelmed in the past seven days with the response to last weekend’s health column. The subject matter is something that has been touched on before, but this time it generated a massive reaction, all of a positive nature.

Perhaps it was, to a small degree, the personalisation of the subject matter. If that is so, I am only glad that it resonated with people. I think that the overwhelming reason for the piece creating any wave is the fact that we are all, every one of us, in unchartered territory, and we are all looking for beacons of hope, light at the end of the tunnel.