No. 5

As I progressed with my recovery, many months passed with very limited control.

Stamina for any task, mental or physical was difficult as I battled with acute fatigue.

Assimilating information about the world around me and the events I was experiencing as I carried out the simplist of tasks, such as catching the bus or buying more than one item of shopping, took all the concentration I could muster.

Life at that time was frequently confused and uncertain.

My father had two strokes, so I was fairly aware of the more obvious physical aspects, but what came as an unexpected surprise and shock was the extensive range and depth of the mental factors that were also part of the condition!