I've completed the first stage of my recovery and rehabilitation from my surgery, I have now resumed training and took part in my first tournament in February, at the 4 Nations Para-Badminton Championships in Scotland, winning 2 Silver medals. Now, I'm aiming to enter and play in my first International tournaments since the World Championships in November 2013.

First though is the 4 Nations in Sheffield followed swiftly by the Irish International in June. Then I'll have my sights set on the European Championships and an International in Colombia, later this year.

A year on, I've come a long way since surgery on the 7th May last year. The support I get from family, friends and well-wishers has really helped me. Now I hope you can all help me push on and achieve something I thought would never be possible again.

Thanking you in advance for your support!