I’mPOSSIBLE Blog

 

.. because laughter got through me then & does now!

Some people derogatorily said to me that I 'shouldn't let stroke define me' and 'get a proper job'? Proof my work has actually always made me feel 'as happy as a pig in shit!!!Watch! So, have a laugh on me on this rainy, cold day! https://youtu.be/ayGjFFg1VJE...

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Communication must be the 5th Vital sign in ICU !!!

Communication must be the 5th Vital sign in ICU !!!

Communicating there are ‘no promises just possibilities’ gives patients, but even more importantly, vulnerable family members, HOPE.  It’s not false hope, nor is it about quashing all hope of any future improvement either. Frankly, during the last 8 years of my...

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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...

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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 were...

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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 don’t...

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I'mPOSSIBLE blog

.. because laughter got through me then & does now!

Some people derogatorily said to me that I 'shouldn't let stroke define me' and 'get a proper job'? Proof my work has actually always made me feel 'as happy as a pig in shit!!!Watch! So, have a laugh on me on this rainy, cold day! https://youtu.be/ayGjFFg1VJE...

Thought I was just another Locked In Syndrome survivor? WRONG!!!!

When you #ThinkDifferently and accept you WILL fail along the way, you WILL do incredible things!! @KateAllatt  

Guess What? I was right about electrical stimulation! Now NICE back it for DYSHPAGIA!

I pioneered the @escap_study  which proved feasible (due to go multi-centre) and ithe findings are just about to be published! But great news because an electrical stimulation treatment has been approved by NICE to treat the swallow condition I had severely in 2010/11...

Evidence FINALLY! Exercise helps locked in syndrome patients! VINDICATED

Read this published research, my anecdotal findings for last 8 years PROVEN!  Now for more locked in syndrome improvement research! Effect of Exercise on Physical Recovery of People with Locked-In Syndrome after Stroke: What Do We Know from the Current Evidence?  A...