“The fatigue for the first couple of years was the worst,” she says. And she still suffers from fatigue 9 years after her stroke. “I would spend most of my days in tears because I was just so tired. It was so depressing to be tired at doing nothing. I’d be lying on the lounge doing nothing and crying because I was doing nothing and I was tired. That was tough.”

Letisha also suffers from sensory overload. She says “When I go to the local shops, afterwards I’ll come home and have fatigue for 2 days. One day I’ll be fine, I’ll have lots of energy and then 2 days I won’t”. And as she gets more tired she becomes less tolerant to sound.