BEFORE YOU START: Please note that although I currently volunteer for both the Stroke Association and Age UK, the views expressed in this blog are strictly my own. I am not a spokesperson for either (or, indeed, for any) organisation. I am based in the UK and the blog therefore has a UK bias - I've tried to use the Glossary to explain any terms which might be ambiguous, but if you think there is anything I've missed, please message me.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

I, me, mine

When I was in hospital, and afterwards, everything was first-person. Everything revolved around me, in my world at any rate. It's not surprising, I suppose, after all a stroke is pretty major. But I assumed that this attitude was caused by the stroke, and that becoming more selfless was a part of the recovery.
Not so, I've concluded. I frequently meet people who behave like this and who really should know better.


  1. On reflection, that's probably a bit harsh. I look around posts on the web, and people are mainly looking for an opportunity to tell *their* story. It's just human nature. It'd be very presumptuous of me to assume that *my* story was of interest to *you*. Well, except that you're reading my blog :-)

  2. I almost wrote this exact same post again today, so it is certainly something I notice again and again. People often just want to talk about their own view or experience.

    I, Me, Mine btw is a track by George Harrison, who was one of my favourite artists.