Annie has made a good recovery from her stroke and, until recently, she enjoyed attending the stroke club in her local town hall. But now she has stopped going.
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- Organiser: ‘How are you Annie, we haven’t seen you at the stroke club lately. Is everything OK?’
Annie: ‘I’m fine, I just couldn’t be bothered’
- Organiser: ‘The ’banter’ hasn’t been the same without you there, we really missed you.’
Annie: ‘Really, I didn’t think anyone would notice, perhaps I will come along next week, I miss the gossip.’ (thought bubble – I do feel better after a good bleather)
- Organiser: ‘That would be great. See you on Tuesday then?’
Annie: ‘Yes, I’ll be there. Thanks for phoning. Bye’
- Annie: ‘I’m glad I came today. It’s been good to catch up on the gossip.’
Annie realises that not getting out to her group was affecting her mood and self esteem. She now makes a effort to get out and about as it makes her feel better. Finally, let’s hear from David about how he recognised his warning signs.