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This blog began life as a sequel to my book Man, Dog Stroke. It has developed into a blog about health and wellbeing (specifically stroke care and even more specifically, stroke care in Scotland). Whippets also feature from time to time. In fact any topic I fancy may appear. In that spirit, during 2021, I hope to add posts from guest bloggers and occasional podcasts on a number of topics from a variety of people.

If you’d like to contribute words, audio or pictures please get in touch

The most recent posts are below – please explore and enjoy

Eric Sinclair

Meet Ben

I am taking a break to recover fully from the injury described in recent posts . In the meantime Kevin Power from Cork -a lover of dogs, wine and words – describes his dog’s recent 5th birthday celebrations. Followers of this blog might care to note that Kevin is ‘Frank’ from a previous post, which … Continue reading

New Worlds

I now know how explorers arriving in the New World must have felt. Since coming home from hospital, I have been treading a daily path from bedroom to kitchen to bedroom, with occasional embarrassing forays to the bathroom – now known and thoroughly boring territory – everywhere accompanied by my metallic friend, Cedric, as I … Continue reading

Angie’s story

My Father had a stroke in 2018.  Fortunately he got to hospital FAST which enabled him to get clot-busting treatment to reduce the disabling effects of his stroke – he was able to walk again.  This treatment, ‘thrombolysis’ is now being used widely in Scotland and across the world thanks to research undertaken by many … Continue reading

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