Invisible History

Old filing cabinet in skip

https://ourstrokeblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_0019.mov It may not be obvious, but this is a picture of someone experiencing extreme fatigue after a long journey to an emotional destination. Well, the view from the bed. INVISIBLE HISTORY Horrible as it sounds, it was really reassuring to hear from a much younger friend who works from home that, since lockdown, she … Read more

Carer or gaoler?

Crokinole – pre-lockdown Carer or gaoler? In which lockdown catches up with us We’re posting this on 2nd February, which is both Groundhog Day and, according to the church calendar, Candlemas.   Back in November the UK, with everyone desperate to lighten lockdown, there was an early rush on Christmas decorations, and especially trees.  People … Read more

His stroke. Her book.

In good company at Winstone’s bookshop His stroke. Her book. Or, why I haven’t posted anything for two months This edition of our blog is running late, for a very exciting reason.  Sorry for the delay.  Terry has had a couple of those protracted low-energy phases which will be familiar to many strokees.  Looking back … Read more

Don’t try this at home

Before Don’t try this at home! Going tapless BS (before stroke) I did most of the DIY and household maintenance, including plumbing. Since stroke, I’ve tried to farm out jobs to professionals, with fairly dismal results. Kitchen re-fit, decorating, other plumbing jobs needed to be put right or redone. Somehow, with one hand, I’ve managed … Read more

Travelling Hopefully

Travelling Hopefully The emphasis of this blog is the long haul, so we’re reaching out to people who may be several years post-stroke. When you set off, the only way is forwards. Over the years, some problems diminish or resolve, whilst others remain persistent and sooner or later, you’re bound to question whether you were … Read more

In search of the lost chord

In search of the lost chord Playing an instrument after stroke This post is quite a long rambling one, but it’s of special interest to instrumentalists. We would love to hear from musicians or anyone who has recovered or improved movement and fine motor skills. Pre-Stroke, my major hobby, apart from the things I pretended … Read more

Why me?

WHY ME? Nine lives? Don’t try this at home. After the initial shock and trauma of my haemorrhagic stroke had started to subside, I desperately wanted to know why it had happened.  I asked anyone who might know.   The general view, shared by the senior stroke nurses at the General Hospital, was it was … Read more

Progress

Looking at the Hockney exhibition, Salts Mill Progress report Goals and Gains Direction of travel   2013 I left hospital  with all sorts of equipment and gadgets to help with some of the tasks that, previously, were accomplished naturally and unaided. I also had my end of term report. (Discharge Statement.) This listed things the … Read more