It’s really only in hindsight that I fully appreciate the support Amy gave me through the whole rather protracted business. Unsurprisingly perhaps, there were times when feelings of shame, regret, of having let everyone down, in particular my family, turned towards self-loathing. But Amy, by just sitting having a chat while we were waiting around, helped me hang on to some semblance of a positive sense of who I am. I am immensely grateful to her.