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Number geeks

Some stroke survivors become “stroke survivor number geeks”. In this age of acronyms I shall call them SSNGs . I admit to being one of them . Not any old numbers, mind you. Stroke numbers. For those of us SSNGs … Continue reading

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My year of falling over

August already. Can 2017 be so far advanced? The last time I posted here was in early January. “For this relief, much thanks”, you may say, echoing Francisco in Hamlet. That would be an appropriate response, since the last time I … Continue reading

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The NHS in Scotland 2016

This week has seen the publication of the Audit Scotland report into the NHS in Scotland. I don’t know about you, but when I see the word “audit” my eyes start to glaze over and all the accountants I have … Continue reading

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At the Stroke of a Brush

“You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”  Harper Lee There are many ways to try to understand stroke. If you are … Continue reading

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A rose by any other name…

“Man” and “stroke” this time, no “dog”. In any case, Archie has just returned from a long walk in the rain and looks utterly miserable as only a whippet can. In my last post, I threatened to return to the … Continue reading

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Stroke research, that referendum – and an invitation to you

At the weekend, you, like me, may have seen an excellent cartoon depicting a newscaster saying: “Aliens haven’t landed and Elvis hasn’t been found alive. Everything else has happened.” This sums up well how many of us in the UK … Continue reading

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Step Out for Stroke

It is that time of year again. Once more, Master and I will be taking part in a  Step Out for Stroke event – this time at Broughty Ferry near Dundee on 15 May. This involves a 2.5 mile walk … Continue reading

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The West Sands Revisited

“Youth is wasted on the young” – so wrote George Bernard Shaw. This line floated through my head recently when we two humans – plus dog – were spending a few days in St Andrews at the beginning of March. … Continue reading

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Scottish Stroke Assembly

A first. On 15 March this year, the Stroke Association will be holding its first Stroke Assembly in Scotland. This is an opportunity for stroke survivors, their carers and others with an interest in stroke to meet together, exchange news … Continue reading

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Snow and gritted teeth

Yesterday hard frost and some snow. Today more snow, but milder. Definitely not weather for a young whippet. Following a diktat from our ever liberal Scottish Government, Aberdeenshire Council is to spend thousands of pounds on Gaelic road signs, but … Continue reading

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