patients and doctors

I have been doing a lot of reading and writing of late. It feels like a total luxury to be spending my days with books and words and I am enjoying it immensely. As well as writing a good chunk of my own book, I have enjoyed reading a lot of other people’s work. I’ve…

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the sound of knitting

Thankfully, my stroke didn’t leave me with many cognitive problems, but I do still have some difficulties with sound. You might remember that in the weeks directly following the stroke I discovered I was unable to sing in tune and had lost all sense of rhythm. My sense of pitch returned fairly quickly – the…

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scripts

(taking a break by Blackpool tower last weekend) edited to add: if this is being read by Colin, the piping cabbie with a penchant for fairisle, the remarks that follow do not apply to you! It has been a tough few days. After the windmill walk, I really was totally whacked and spent several days…

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invisible metaphors

I have been thinking a lot this week about what is invisible. If you looked at me now, what you would see was myself, looking (I hope) pretty much as I did before all this happened, save for a stick; a wonky leg and some sadly uncoordinating footwear. What you perhaps wouldn’t be aware of…

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