Brain Attack

A true story of stroke survival told through music

Don't Give Up

As a stroke survivor, what does “recovery” mean to you?  Are your expectations too great?  Is your definition of “recovery” fair on yourself?  In this blog, I look at how we survivors define “recovery”, as I think how we define this word is vital to making the best of a bad situation.

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The Colour Of Spring

Understandably, there is much talk about the devastation stroke can cause.  In this blog I examine the upside of being a stroke survivor and what those upsides are for me.  It involves communing with nature, a totally unique way of avoiding traffic jams, the novelist Sir Walter Scott and laminated spreadsheets.  You can’t not read this, can you?

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I Don't Remember

In this blog I talk about suffering from a poor memory but not remembering that I suffer from a poor memory.  This can be quite problematic, like doing a whole bunch of things twice but not knowing that you’ve done them twice until many months later.  And then the shock of finding that out!

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Land Of Confusion

In this blog I look at medical jargon and try to understand it, using my own hospital discharge notes as a starting point.  Bizarrely, it includes a solo version of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ being sung in ICU and a pirate trying to read.  Now, that’s got your attention, hasn’t it?

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