Health

New scienceI get traffic to this site regularly from people looking up information on brain haemorrhages and strokes, hence the creation of a separate page here.

In April of 2003 I had a brain haemorrhage (in my case specifically, a subarachnoid haemorrhage), also known generally as a haemorrhagic stroke, and so as I write this I’m into my eighth year of recovery.  It has left me with some disabilities, some of the frustrations of which may be referred to from time to time in this blog.  It doesn’t define me however, so most of the time I don’t dwell on it here at all.  I wasn’t going to bother putting up any kind of separate index for this subject, but given the site traffic that I just mentioned I realise now that this probably makes some sense.

Here goes then:

MY OWN PAGES

For those affected by a stroke (general blurb)

Effects of a stroke

Recovery chart (last entry in 2006 – so quite obviously I should think about updating this)!

USEFUL INFO PAGES

BUPA (symptoms, risk factors and information)

NHS (recognising symptoms)

BBC Health Page (explanation of a subarachnoid haemorrhage)

NEWS ARTICLES RE NEW INNOVATIONS & TREATMENTS

2009, Jan 19 (linked via my blog)

INSPIRATION & HOPE

Stroke survivor (and singing scientist!)  Dr Jill Bolte Taylor

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I can be contacted at the following: celcelore [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk.

I’m always delighted to hear from anyone who swings by my way but I need to make it clear that I’m not a doctor so if you have specific concerns you’d be best talking to your GP.

7 comments on “Health

  1. Wow, that video was astonishing!

    I’ve read a bit about your stroke through various pages in your blog here. It’s something I’ve been aware of since I started going a bit ‘ga ga’ myself about a year ago and hypertension was diagnosed, I believe just in time. I’m now living permanently on BP reducing meds but am aware it lowers the risk of a stroke (or heart attack) but doesn’t prevent the possibility of one in the future. I’ve written a bit about it in my own blog so won’t go into it here. Just to say – thanks for giving all the info links and for posting this astonishing video, and for making available your own astonishing progress log.

    • I’m glad you found it helpful and interesting. Sharing info like this may just help prevent someone else from going through the same as me. Equally for those unlucky enough to be in my position, I like to let them know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, even after years in recovery.

      I hope you’re doing well on your combo of meds – I know that it took a while to get ‘the mix’ right for me and it was a bit of a pain getting there. :)

      • I’m only on one at the moment. Though… today I had some coffee that perked me up no end (I don’t have it often), so I suppose that could be a combination! ;)

        Yes, it’s good to have this info in case people need it. How are you now?

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