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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.

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The most recent posts are below – please explore and enjoy

Eric Sinclair

New Year 2023

A very happy, peaceful and healthy 2023 to all. This was the view that greeted us this morning: Just the sort of day when normally I would want to take Archie (hop, skip) and myself (trudge, slip) for a walk, but 2023 is going to be the year when I do NOT fall over, with…

Thrombectomy again

Today 166 stroke professionals have written to the Scottish Health Secretary, Humza Yousaf, deploring his decision to cut the funding for the acute stroke procedure known as ‘thrombectomy’. This is the clinical term for the mechanical removal of a blood clot from the brain of someone who is suffering a stroke. It is a highly…

Fairness in 2022

Happy New Year to all followers of this blog. Never have the words ‘new’ and ‘year’ been so welcome, for, while we all thought 2020 was bad enough, 2021 was a real challenge with its extreme fluctuating graphs of hope and despair. I am far too realistic to make new year resolutions for myself, knowing…


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