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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


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Posted - 22/09/2011 :  19:27:41  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I had a memory lapse about 3 weeks ago while down in Newark - found myself, in my wheelchair, sitting on a traffic island and could not remember why I was there, what I was doing or even where I lived or what my home phone number was.

Worse still I could not remember how to use my mobile phone.

Seem to have lost a block of dictionaries and my speech has deteriorated when I have to think and speak.

Cope OK for everyday, non-thinking, responses, though my left side is dragging and weakened.

I have an appointment with the neurology department for scans and memory tests because both my father and grandfather had micro-strokes.

Nell thinks it might be the Simvastatin that controls my cholesterol because one of its side-effects is memory disturbances, so I have come off the drug and won't take it again until the neuro people clear it.

Regards,
Chris Green
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Service before self

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My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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janhedger
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United Kingdom

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Posted - 22/09/2011 :  23:25:02  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Chris - I was wondering if you were okay - not having heard from you.
Well this is a bu***r! - hope you get positve results form the neuro - and wise to stay off the sim for now - Take as good as care as you can,
Jan

We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 23/09/2011 :  00:11:11  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jan, I think it is just a blip and I shall weather it under full sail as usual.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
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Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
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Posted - 25/10/2011 :  20:44:42  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well my consultant hyas ruled out cerebella atrophy and strokes, but we still do not know what is wrong.

At least the above is good news and vascular dementia is seeming to be unlikely as well.

The Drs are agreeing with one another that it appears to be something to do with the nerves in my neck that is affecting my speech.

They do not have any answers for the short-term memory loss.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


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Posted - 14/11/2011 :  12:15:39  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 21/12/2011 :  21:00:22  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Feeling a bit down after the meeting this morning, not that the result was unexpected but rather it was the venom with which it was delivered.

Shall be OK again tomorrow and I shall let the emotions come out and wash over me and everything will be fine.

Yes, I am angry, that they could not be bothered to answer a single email that I put out, but seemingly decided to store it all up for the meeting.

MIND have been trying to get these people to communicate for nearly a year now or to take part in some way or to give some form of indication as to where they were going.

So there has been a hell of a lot of wasted effort that could have been put to better use.

I had to sit there and listen to them whinging on about how depressed they all were - if they had half the things that I have then they might have cause to complain, but they do not - they have been wrapped in cottonwool and hidden from reality by Social Services and the NHS.

OK, rant over, temper tantrum finished - grin.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2012 :  16:11:59  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have been bedded down for a few days with an arthritis flare up and Nell had a fall on Christmas Day and is in a lot of pain as well.

She also has a lot of negative emotions invested in past Christmases with various people dying and relationships ending, so it is always are bad time of year for her.

I feel astho am on an emotional rollercoaster and my confidence if rock bottom.

Still shall pick self up and put my ego back together and get on with making the world a better place to live in.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


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Posted - 09/02/2012 :  13:13:27  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Had more episodes of memory loss and loss of speech and have had to give up most of the rest of my groups including the allotment.

Physically I am in a lot of pain and have become even more clumsy than I am usually, speech is damaged and I find it difficult to remember new data and new things for longer than a couple of seconds, but long term memory seems to be slightly better, though I cannot remember what happened yesterday.

Eleanor my speech therapist thinks that the problems have plateaued and that we are at the start of putting me back together.

I am learning how to do cryptic crosswords to try to boost cell and brain pathway production, though I have lost my need to write or to create. Spelling has returned because I am playing a lot of 'BookWorm'.

I enjoy the silence and being forced to think and to contemplate the world and my stress levels are much lower.

Have closed down most of my online memberships and got rid of Facebook and Twitter - no loss there because the levels of intellectual ability have sunk to lowest common denominator drivel.

Nell finds my lack of speech very difficult though we have become more physically communicative in a non-verbal manner, though intercourse is not possible due to erectile disfunction - have to lay in some viagra - grin - when my body feels a bit better.

Nell has been in hospital several times since Crocmas and she has appointment to see the Urologist so maybe the kidney stone will be sorted out this year.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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SapperG
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United Kingdom

523 Posts

Posted - 09/02/2012 :  13:48:28  Show Profile Send SapperG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Chris, Thank you for opening up your world to me, I have learned such a lot from your post. It is interesting to note your love of sounds such as "Crumpled Paper". I have come across someone before who could only be placated by such a sound. From this "NT", God Bless Chris, Richard
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2012 :  13:43:22  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Richard, glad to have helped. Chris

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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bobbie
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United Kingdom

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Posted - 11/02/2012 :  10:17:40  Show Profile  Visit bobbie's Homepage Send bobbie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I sm sorry to hear that you are having problems, Chris. I just wanted to ask if you have heard of Conductive Education, and if this might help you?

Best wishes

Bobbie
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2012 :  14:05:39  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is no diagnosis as such so they are saying that it is likely to be micro strokes.

I now have an appointment to attend a stroke centre.


Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2012 :  15:15:40  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well I've been laid up for a few months and so has Nell but seem to be coming out of it.

Lost a lot of memory and tend to live 'NOW', which is more annoying for others rather than for me.

The strokes have been confirmed and I have had several hundred in the past couple of years, now being tested for epilepsy, which the memory docs seem to think I have.

The clumsiness is tied into the strokes as is the memory loss.

Starting to write again but no poetry as yet, just letters and factual stuff and very stilted in style.

Spelling and grammar are coming back and my puzzles are helping greatly.

Speech is much better but still forget what I am trying to say.

Nell was put onto a new drug to control the occipital neuralgia but the side effects are horrendous and we have taken her off it - how on earth this drug could be licensed for use I do not know, it has more devastating side effects than tobacco, marijuana or so called hard drugs - Neurontin.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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taffy
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Oswestry Shropshire.
United Kingdom


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Posted - 09/06/2012 :  21:36:06  Show Profile  Visit taffy's Homepage Send taffy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello, Pleased to hear that your health has improved slightly, one good thing your fighting spirit seems to be very much alive, best to you and Nell.Taffy
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


2301 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2012 :  00:52:54  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Taffy, still get very low at times, but then the humour comes back and I see the funny side of what has happened.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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