Had A Relapse

I’ve been back at work for a month now, and everything appeared to be going alright. Then I ran into something that caused me to trigger a panic attack. Pre-Stroke, my work involves speaking to customers and writing documentation. Now the documentation is standardised with boilerplate templates that we plug in the data. It’s very […]

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I’m baaaccckkk!

The Better Half and I have been waiting for the letter and eventually, I got frustrated enough to phone the helpline to see if there was any word. It was good news; the doctors have said that there is no reason why I can’t drive and return to work, not even a medical note on […]

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Frustrations

The past few months have been frustrating so I’m going to have a bit of a rant. Since the stroke, I’ve been working to get back to work since I went to visit the office for our regular Fall Summit. So I’ve been filling forms and going to appointments so that the DVLA can give […]

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Reconnecting

It’s been a lovely fortnight and this time, the post is all about the connections. The Better Half and I have been celebrating her birthday this week. There were the obligatory emails and cards from the family but nothing comes close to the surprise for TBH. The Youngest Stepson (TYS) spoke to me in secrecy about […]

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“In My Cars, In My Cars, In My Cars”

I have been a little bit late in writing this blog but you will see why shortly. The lyrics comes from the song “Cars” by Gary Numan. We rarely consider what we take for granted until you have had a stroke. Language … balance … mental agility … driving. Yes, driving. After suffering the stroke, […]

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Diary of a Lab Rat

I recently went to see the hospital; it was three months since the stroke and the doctor wanted to give the test results. Basically there was no underlying medical reason as to how I had suffered the stroke. That said, I am going to be on medication for the rest of my life. During the […]

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Therapy Part Two

In this post, I am receiving a further six-week long course of therapy and will talk about the therapy. Over the second course, I am having exercises twice a day, three days a week; going through Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. I no longer need physiotherapy. TBH and I are regularly dancing each […]

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Therapy Part One

In this post, I have received a six-week long course of therapy and will talk about the therapy. Over the first course of therapy, I was having exercises three times a day, four days each week; going through Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. It’s not easy to describe how a stroke feels […]

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The Recovery

In the previous post, I described how I was diagnosed with a stroke, and the damage it caused. In this post, I will talk about my recovery in hospital. After the diagnosis, the doctor arranged for admittance into hospital. For the first couple of days, I spent my time either asleep or just watching The […]

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The Damage

In the previous post, I described how I was diagnosed with a Stroke. In this post, I will talk about the damage incurred. The Stroke First there was the stroke itself. I had two types of stroke; a Ischeamic stroke which is a kind of clot / block, and a Haemorhagic stroke which was bleeding. […]

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