I suffered a stroke in March 2016 which has left me with weakness down my left-hand side. When I left the hospital in June 2016, I was very unsteady on my feet, could not walk and experienced a couple of falls. However, in June 2017 because of the skill and empathetic approach of my physiotherapist Jess Noble, I am confident on my feet and walking again albeit with the use of a stick. Jess has set me realistic and practical goals and restored my confidence in what I can physically achieve. Moreover, in addition to her technical skills as a physiotherapist, she is very sensitive to the needs of patients whose lives have effectively been turned upside down.