I was contacted by a gentleman who has recently
Ian Holt had set up his own website covering this subject,
He has very
This time last year I had no idea what the future would hold in
Who would have thought that I would have to learn to walk again that I would have to give
That I would have to give up driving and even worse that Mo would be my driver.
That I would now be sleeping alone, that I am incapable of holding a knife and fork
me the guy who last year could have done any maintenance in any building the type of
That some of my friends and colleagues would have deserted me when the going got tough for
Lots of things change, who knows the hand that fate may deal in the next decade, year,
We only hope that fate will be good, never daring to think the unthinkable. When it does
I lost the skills I had;
I lost my independent life,
I lost what I thought were friends when they deserted me, and when they were needed
I lost the love and taste of anything alcoholic
I lost the three times a week pie and chips
I lost the ability to tear a sheet from a toilet roll or a postage stamp from a book of
I lost the macho man image I had
Although I lost so much in some ways I gained more than I lost I can possibly do more with
I have found true friendship from quarters I would not have dreamt of; fickle friends have
I gained skills I did not have before Computer skills
I gained e-friends from other parts of the world.
I gained new friends in the new circle I was in
I gained the knowledge although I had been blighted I was not as bad as some.
I gained the art of patience [well nearly]
I gained a sweet tooth
My health has gained for since the day of the stroke I have not smoked my wealth must have
Had I carried on smoking I would have spent Â£1756-00p on cigarettes
Had I carried on liking a drink it would have cost me approx Â£500-00
Had I been driving and putting petrol in my car Â£700-00
But then again there’s the price of the Horlicks!
So over the next year there is only one way to go.
I am sure you will agree he is an inspiration to us
Tip received from Mike Palmer,
Early diagnosis and treatment after
You can recognise a