"I was desperate when I walked in to see Simon for a consultation in June 2015 - I was in utter despair but hiding it behind a big cheery grin.
"Simon put me at ease with his understanding smile and from that moment on he and his amazing team have brought me back from the brink of self-destruction.
"My op was on the 1st September 2015 and now, I can fit happily in a chair, get up from the floor, smile and mean it - not panic every time I go out or dread going to a party.
"Finally I am ME. I am whole. Simon saved me!"