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Other pages about people's strokes and brain injuries:

  • Terri Horne's homepage - Terri's not an oldster either but she had a stroke in December 1996, and a lot worse than mine. She was in a coma for a couple of weeks and in hospital for over half a year so her road to recovery has been a lot more interesting than mine.
  • Jane Lapotaire - the actor, had a brain haemorrhage two years before me and she's written a book Out of Mind about her experiences, which this article in The Guardian discusses. It rang a lot of bells, although she's obviously had a much rougher time than me.
  • Rik Mayall - had an accident with a quad bike which resulted in him fracturing his skull and haemorrhaging in two places. He now suffers from tonic clonic seizures and is on phenytoin. I found this interview, written not long afterwards, interesting as it identifies things I'm very familiar with, for example: not drinking, using the wrong words, and problems concentrating if there was more than one stimulus in the room.

Organisations which can help:

FPTP Elections Suck

Having wibbled on about how we ran our general election campaign it's perhaps time to talk about why the whole thing sucks and the biggest issue here is First Past The Post (FPTP).  read more ...

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