Author Archives: Eric Sinclair

About Eric Sinclair

Writer, stroke survivor, whippet owner, music lover, charity volunteer

Scottish Stroke Improvement Plan

My guest blogger this time is Roger, whose wife had a stroke several years ago. So unimpressed was he by the care ‘pathway’ for his wife that he has campaigned tirelessly for improvements to stroke care in Scotland. Like me, … Continue reading

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Scottish Stroke Improvement Plan

You can view the latest Scottish Stroke Improvement Plan by clicking here No commentary from me on the subject as I am still recuperating. My advice to anyone at risk of falling: try to stay upright at all times and … Continue reading

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Link to an article in the ‘Scottish Review’

Here is a link to my article about freedom and wellbeing in this week’s Scottish Review which draws on previous posts in this blog.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Home again

‘Who’s at home with you?’ asks the ambulance man. We are bumping over the potholes on the outskirts of Aberdeen. ‘My wife and whippet.’ This gasped through the pain of another jolt. ‘Lovely dogs’ Through the pain, I think that … Continue reading

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Mind the threshold

This post comes to you from hospital. In the brief second before you hit the ground – the hackneyed phrase is ‘your life flashes in front of you’ – so, yes, in the brief moment after my toe struck the … Continue reading

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Manifesto for Stroke Care in Scotland

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To buff or not to buff?

I was recently preparing a piece of short fiction for my next MA assignment (see earlier post), when I found myself using the word ‘buff’ in the following sentence: … it was a very small book, which had lost its … Continue reading

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