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Inspiring the self-belief to #thinkdifferently

Inspiring the self-belief to #thinkdifferently

Since February 2010, my life suddenly changed beyond all belief! Disbelief, would actually be more accurate. I suffered a catastrophic brainstem stroke. Yeah me, the thirty nine year old, obsessive, uber fit 70 mile-a-week fell runner and mum of three dependent... read more
Social media is your friend GP practice managers!

Social media is your friend GP practice managers!

Yesterday, I gave a speech to GP practice manager members of CHEC – the leading provider of education, training, referrals management and project leadership for GP Practices and Primary Care.  The audience were engaged and keen to hear what my ‘mind-blowing ways... read more
It’s official: Trying hard helps brains recover!

It’s official: Trying hard helps brains recover!

I failed to notice that the train, I was on was actually sat on, was already at my destination train station, Cheltenham Spa. Truthfully, I was rather too immersed in my new One Love Manchester playlist on Spotify. So I was forced to quickly – stroke survivors... read more
You’ve been Trumped! Patients actually fund the NHS!

You’ve been Trumped! Patients actually fund the NHS!

Volunteering is good for us, so says one the 6 priorities written in the NHS 5 Year Forward View. (That along with person-centred care, partnership services, focus on equality and lowering inequality, carer support involvement & voluntary/social enterprise and... read more
The bomb has exploded now what do I do?

The bomb has exploded now what do I do?

Imagine the noise of a pneumatic drill and then a bomb exploding in your brain? Then imagine waking up inside your own coffin where you can think, feel, see and hear normally, but move absolutely nothing. AKA Locked In Syndrome. Worse still, imagine not being able to... read more

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I'mPOSSIBLE blog

Inspiring the self-belief to #thinkdifferently

Since February 2010, my life suddenly changed beyond all belief! Disbelief, would actually be more accurate. I suffered a catastrophic brainstem stroke. Yeah me, the thirty nine year old, obsessive, uber fit 70 mile-a-week fell runner and mum of three dependent...
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Young stroke misdiagnosis in A&E is destroying lives & costing our NHS millions!

Amanda Ferguson (45) suspected drugs in the accident and amergency department. Jesse North (25) was diagnosed initially with vertigo in the emergency room but too was suffering with an early onset brainstem stroke. Steven Cassidy said ‘my mum was 49 and was diagnosed...
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Social media is your friend GP practice managers!

Yesterday, I gave a speech to GP practice manager members of CHEC – the leading provider of education, training, referrals management and project leadership for GP Practices and Primary Care.  The audience were engaged and keen to hear what my ‘mind-blowing ways...
Read More

It’s official: Trying hard helps brains recover!

I failed to notice that the train, I was on was actually sat on, was already at my destination train station, Cheltenham Spa. Truthfully, I was rather too immersed in my new One Love Manchester playlist on Spotify. So I was forced to quickly – stroke survivors...
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35 tips for recovery after recent Locked In Syndrome (LIS) diagnosis – unconscious or minimally conscious or conscious in hospital

I, nor the doctors, have a crystal ball. Who knows where you’ll be in 6-12 months?  Progress may be quick and substantial or it may be slow and the rate of improvement not ‘significant.’  Note the word ‘plateau’ does NOT relate to improvement potential but is a health...
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