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New Year 2021

This, below, was the scene outside my window on Christmas Day 2020 at about 10.30 a.m. and this was the scene on 1 January 2021 at approximately the same time Spot the difference. Slightly different angle? Slightly more colour on … Continue reading

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Deeside Stroke Group

Throughout the pandemic, the Deeside Stroke Group has managed to keep its exercise sessions going. Supported by the charity the Stroke Association, we are the only organisation on Deeside providing specialist exercise sessions for stroke survivors once they are discharged … Continue reading

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World Stroke Day

When I was at at school we were regularly encouraged by our excellent English teacher to write creative fiction. “However,” he warned us, “do not write a far-fetched tale that ends with the words ‘and then I woke up’. That … Continue reading

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Scottish Stroke Improvement Plan 2020

The name of this blog is Man, Dog, Stroke. Recently there has been quite a bit about the man, and quite a bit about the dog. Perhaps it’s time for a bit about stroke. Last month, later in the year … Continue reading

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Long Tall Sally was my beacon of hope

Today another part of my history has been chipped away never to return. This bit of history is not a statue of some infamous blackguard, toppled and hurled into a harbour. No, this is a part of my personal story, … Continue reading

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The best medicine

Sometimes you just have to laugh – exercise and laughing: the best medicines, as anyone will tell you, whether medically qualified or not. Best of all, these medicines are free, though I acknowledge they can be difficult to obtain for … Continue reading

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Collective Wellbeing

What is a successful nation? I ask, because this was the question the First Minister of Scotland attempted to answer last month. According to Ms Sturgeon, Scotland is “redefining what it means to be a successful nation”. She went on … Continue reading

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New year, new me… Maybe

Belated happy new year! As we enter a new year and new decade, you will, like me, have noticed lots of newspaper and internet features along the lines of “New Year, New You”. These are usually accompanied by brightly coloured … Continue reading

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Reflections

Responding to a recent survey on stroke care from the Scottish Government, I made the point that in stroke care psychological and emotional therapy should be provided where needed alongside physical therapy. In hindsight, I now feel even more strongly … Continue reading

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Resolutions

Belatedly, I have begun my new year resolutions which are: 1. To keep this blog regularly updated and 2. To recover physically from the injuries inflicted during 2018 – notably the fall and broken arm last August, which put paid … Continue reading

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