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Testimonials
Table of Contents
Table of Figures
Forward
CHAPTER 1 – A Black Day
CHAPTER 2 – E.R Misdiagnosis
CHAPTER 3 - Early days in the Stroke ward
CHAPTER 4 – Morphine Dreams
CHAPTER 5 – The move to Cavit/ABI
CHAPTER 6 – The Move to L.F.T
CHAPTER 7 – Those lazy hazy crazy days
CHAPTER 8 – Prognosis and outlook.
CHAPTER 9 - The final countdown

optional reading
Appendix I – Letters from my family
From Mary
From Emily
Appendix II – Extract from letter of complaint to Commissioner
Appendix III – Commissioner’s Report
Appendix IV – ABI Discharge Report
Appendix V – Carers or patients resource links

Table of Figures
Figure 1 The human Brain 5
Figure 2 Me in the first few weeks 6
Figure 3 Our bach on the coast 8
Figure 4 Typical sunset from the bach 8
Figure 5 Normal MRI scan 10
Figure 6 My MRI scan 10
Figure 7 My fleet, as restored by me 11
Figure 8 Our humble 'wee' abode under the knife 12
Figure 9 Outside soaking up sun, hospital grounds 27
Figure 10 Views of some of my 4-garage mancave 28
Figure 11 In room 13 at cavit [abi] 35
Figure 12 Excerpt from my food diary 36
Figure 13 Christmas at cavit 37
Figure 14 Kensington trackball mouse substitute 37
Figure 15 The Circulation Booster 39
Figure 16 First day out in my shiny new ride 40
Figure 17 Exerciser that’s not strictly needed 41
Figure 18 Left Handwriting, before and after 42
Figure 19 Creative D100 Bluetooth speaker 44
Figure 20 Outside at Cavit [ABI] 45
Figure 21 The ramp that surprised me 46
Figure 22 Main entrance at LFT 47
Figure 23 In my room, studio 10, LFT 48
Figure 24 Early cutlery I use to have 49
Figure 25 Nutilis, click image for more info 49
Figure 26 My 'bad' right hand having therapy 51
Figure 27 On the hand machine 51
Figure 28 Old main entrance at LFT 55
Figure 29 Outside dining at LFT 55


 
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