Category Archives: Stroke, Disability, Cognition

My experience of stroke and things I learned as a result.

Your (Driverless) Carriage Awaits, Milady

There’s a family tale about my great-grandfather. Every Saturday (a local market day) he would take his horse and cart into town. There he would visit a pub (long gone now, but I remember it) called the Dog, and drink … Continue reading

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Treatment for stroke is like rushing roulette

Last year about 70,000 people in England and Wales were admitted to hospital suffering from stroke. A report by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) shows stroke victims don’t always get the rapid attention they need. If you … Continue reading

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I Sang In My Chains, Like the Sea

In a couple of days I’m giving a talk on studying with visual disability. My credentials are I’m a teacher with visual disability. The accident that happened just over a year ago left me without half my vision. I guess … Continue reading

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Readangularity

  A year ago a vision specialist said: “You won’t be able to read again”. I had suddenly (i.e. over half an hour) acquired homonymous hemianopia (HH). This means you’ve lost sidewards vision, either left or right. So I was … Continue reading

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How’s The Mincers?

Recently a friend asked, “How’s the mincers?” “The mincers are good”, I replied. “But there’s no improvement in the watch and chain.” It’s Cockney rhyming slang. Mincers=mince pies=eyes. Watch and chain=brain. I get the same question most days (although not … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: A Friend Born 147 Years Ago

This is Partialinsight’s Hundredth Post. Having a stroke made me become more memorious, and I decided to give way to it, with this result. When I was 14 the oldest person I knew was Mr Smith. He lived in a … Continue reading

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On This Day

On this day 2013 I began this blog. When I was a pre-teen I wanted to be a scientist. I had a book called Boy’s Book of HEROES and several scientists made the grade. I liked collecting things and doing … Continue reading

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