Thursday, 12 February 2009

Recognise stroke F.A.S.T. advert

Here is the recent advert. mentioned on national news and daily Meridian local TV news.

I just wish I had known these symptoms when I went to my GP about a general un-wellness and right arm numbness. She looked a bit tired to me so I agreed with her to "come back in two week's time" --- a few days later, I was driving at 8am on Sunday morning to a car boot sale in Lewes when I had the stroke. Fortunately I pulled it to a petrol station and sought help.
I was never given a brain scan when I eventually got to the hospital.
People with a suspected stroke should have a brain scan as soon as possible to determine:
If the stroke was caused by a blocked artery or a burst blood vessel. In my case, it was ischaemic, blocked artery in the neck.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Brighton Science -- aphasia and speaking in tongues
The Frog who Croaked Blue: Synesthesia and the Mixing of the Senses” - with Jamie Ward (University of Sussex) Tuesday 24th Feb- CafĂ© Scientifique (7.30pm)

Hanover Community Centre, Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UD Free. No booking necessary.

I have no idea what this talk will be like nor if aphasia, speaking in tongues and mixed-up senses are linked................
i do know that when i try to add-up loose change I get confused like a rabbit with a hint of garlic...

today's meeting

if you need a cab, we have an a/c with Radio Cabs 204060 -- please phone me 689318 or jennette for the a/c number when booking --

who has seen the recent NHS public information adverts about strokes? I have googled some stuff but i saw news reports yesterday ...

I watched the Diving Bell last week ...

Sunday, 1 February 2009

meeting 10th Feb

The next SASH meeting is on Tuesday 10th February, 2.30pm, at St Richards Community Centre, Egmont Road, Hove.
Hope you can come. If you need a taxi ring Jeannette on 01273 413759.

The SASH AGM will be held on Tuesday 10th March, 2.30pm at the some premises. We have reports from the officers, to agree on who is to be the officers for the next year, and other business. The agenda will be sent to you before the meeting. PLEASE PUT THAT DATE IN YOUR DIARY!