I have aphasia following a stroke in September 2022. I’d never heard of aphasia before. I was unable to talk. The hospital was busy and the communication team provided me with little speech and language therapy. After 4 weeks, I moved to a rehab unit, where there was treatment a few days a week. This also included physio for my right hand and occupational therapy. In a few months time I could speak a word or two. Obstacles lie ahead, and it continues to challenge me to this day.