'I was battling my bank as well as cancer. I'm a typical example of someone with a non-aggressive cancer. That means after a certain period I could get back to work and function again, but the effect of cancer upon my finances was a very slow kind of drip, drip effect. I didn’t need that extra stress – my focus should’ve been on my recovery.
You're just trying to be brave and cope with it. You need everyone, including your bank, to be supportive.'