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Health Warning: you never know what's round the corner.....

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Health Warning: you never know what's round the corner.....

#1 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:55 am

Sadly, since returning from a 3-week/3,000 mile Euro driving holiday in my 1972 Triumph TR6 (car) on the 26 June I had a stroke a few days later and spent 7 days in the Acute Stroke Unit at Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley where I remained under the excellent care of the NHS nursing staff. I'm now recovering at home with the excellent help of the hospital Stroke Rehab Team - thank god for the NHS who were and are being absolutely fantastic! However, whilst I'm making a steady recovery, I'll be surrendering my driving licence to the DVLA for at least a year due to a number of post-stroke Absence Seizures whilst in hospital. Luckily, my good mate 'Dangerous Dave' will ride my 76 A4 and 70 CB750 K1 (when it's back together) and my two sons will drive my TRs to keep their wheels turning until I eventually get my licence back.

It’s never lucky to have a stroke, but if there is any luck to this then it’s the stroke (caused by a blood clot) was to the right side of my brain which affected my left peripheral vision, balance, cognitive processing of which the doctors and nursing staff say will heal over time with rest, rehabilitation and ongoing medication. The outcome may have been very different if the stroke had been to the left side............

My full recovery is likely take up to 6 months and I will need to remain on some form of medication for the rest of my life, but rather that than have another even worse stroke and end up 6 feet under!

Having always been fit for sport and work, this has come as a complete shock - none of my friends and family thought that I would ever have been a candidate for a stroke! But who is? Although my stroke wasn’t the classic ‘head on fire’ shown in the TV ads, it was a slow burn which saw me lose balance and become increasingly vacant and unable to take onboard what was happening around me, but my mistake was to ignore the feeling that something wasn’t right and continue to think it would pass and to be dismissive of my wife’s insistence to go to hospital. So a lesson learned the hard way!

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Re: Health Warning: you never know what's round the corner.....

#2 PostAuthor: Bill P » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:38 am

Hope your recovery is quick and you get back out on the road soon :)

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#3 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:48 am

Sorry to hear that, I hope you make a full recovery.
None of us are getting any younger and no doubt many of us may have health issues due to the ageing process.
Guess we have all got to try to stay as fit as possible and keep our minds and bodies active. Looking after our bikes is a no doubt great for that.
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#4 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:37 am

With the right care you should soon be back in the saddle.

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#5 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:11 am

Sorry To hear this Andrew and hope you make a speedy Recovery.

Happy to look after your TR for a year or so if it Helps?... :roll: :lol:

All the best Mate.
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Re: Health Warning: you never know what's round the corner.....

#6 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:24 am

You survived and are in recovery - which is the main thing.

Rest up, chill and take it easy. Do not push yourself.

Follow the doctors advice to the letter, and you'll soon be back on your feet.

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#7 PostAuthor: mick.harris » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:01 pm

my thoughts are with you, keep fighting, and good luck with your recovery,

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#8 PostAuthor: Padders » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:21 pm

I wish you all the best for full recovery.
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#9 PostAuthor: Pigford » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:23 pm

Getting older ain't so much fun!!! All the best, speedy recovery matey :up
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#10 PostAuthor: Al » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:07 pm

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#11 PostAuthor: Mikekilbride » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:30 am

Wish you a speedy recovery and hope you get back on the road soon. Keep positive my dad had the same and he recovered enough to get driving again.

So chin up and good luck

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#12 PostAuthor: davejames » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:43 am

Hope you are soon on the road to recovery Andrew and as you say you just never know what's around the corner. Best Wishes
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#13 PostAuthor: samspoons » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:57 am

Wishing you a speedy recovery, like you say you never know whats around the corner. Keep safe and rest up.

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#14 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:11 pm

Hi Folks,

:up Many thanks for your kind words and best wishes for a speedy recovery all of which are very much appreciated - oh, and not forgetting the generous offers to ride my bikes and drive my TRs until I get my licence back.... :lol:

Please don't make the same mistake as me.

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#15 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:47 pm

Hi Andrew, just caught up with your post.

Wishing you the very best and get well soon. If Dave struggles with riding duties, let me know.

Take care mate.

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