"I cannot pinpoint the moment that I woke up. However, once I had woken up, I wasn’t able to sleep for a number of days afterwards. The strong medicine that I’d been treated with meant that I had unpleasant hallucinations, and this along with an inability to sleep took several days to pass. Although still very tired from the anaesthetic, after just over two weeks in hospital I had completed my course of antibiotics and I was able to return home. I will always be grateful for the amazing treatment I received in those two weeks, as well as the support of my friends and family."