Stroke and #ovariancancer survivor. My daughter @sarahbscotty has #aphasia. Ex Social Media manager.

Devon
Joined December 2008
I’m bloody angry that #thrombectomy isn’t widely available in the UK. A member of my #stroke group had the procedure years ago and it saved him. It’s cost effective because stroke costs our country a fortune in lost earnings, benefits and rehab. takeaction.stroke.org.uk/pag…
2
2
6
I’m fundraising for @thestrokeassoc by walking 12k a day in September. If you feel like sponsoring me I think you can use this QR code! All help gratefully received, charities have found it tough in the past few years. #steptember #stroke #aphasia
1
4
8
With all the great brains we have in the UK, maybe we should have a task force of experts, patients as well as politicians to tackle the #nhs - raise morale, address A&E issues, mental health and social care, it’s not just about the money.
3
9
Thrombectomy is a miracle treatment that pulls patients back from near-death and alleviates the worst effects of stroke. It’s shocking that so many patients are missing out and being saddled with unnecessary disability. stroke-association.mynewsdes…
5
1
13
Joanie Scott retweeted
Would be good to make sure friendships for those with #communication problems after stroke are reflected in this research #aphasia #dysarthria #CCD @SymphonyUK @clairefarring20 @DysarthriaLife
🌟 Are you friends with a stroke survivor? 🌟 I want to hear about your experience of post stroke friendship 👫👭👬 Please get in touch if you’d like to take part 👩🏻‍🦰 #stroke #strokesurvivor #friendofstrokesurvivor
1
13
13
Joanie Scott retweeted
'I always keep my word' @trussliz 25th July 2022 #BBCOurNextPM
10
53
3
212
Joanie Scott retweeted
Sunak’s job, in pointing out that Truss’s £30bn of tax cuts could lead to a crippling rise in interest rates, seems to have been done for him by the economist she cited in defence of her economic plans, Patrick Minford. See attached from @thetimes
In a nutshell Truss is saying she wants a tax-cutting growth stimulus and the Bank of England would take care of the inflationary consequences (though she has been dissing the Bank’s anti inflationary cred!). But there’s a political problem for her here, which presumably…
Show this thread
115
119
16
325
Joanie Scott retweeted
Hubby was allocated 16 SALT sessions, a couple more for training purposes, then he said no as too frustrated, the SALT team were stretched too thin, they would ask him how he was, no mental health care offered. I talk to him support him, I had a mental health assessment last yr
1
2
Unbelievable. Also unbelievable that it’s that easy to find ‘skilled temporary workers’ when so many job vacancies are unfilled. #thenastyparty
Today we changed the law to allow businesses impacted by strike action to hire skilled, temporary workers to mitigate disruption. This was a criminal offence. Now it’s an option for business. We will not let trade unions grind our economy to a halt. 👉🏾 gov.uk/government/news/new-l…
1
Joanie Scott retweeted
I keep saying this when people say I’m “passionate” about climate change. Bollocks. It’s not a woke lefty cause. It’s not a hippy snowflake utopian communist ideal. It’s not a libtard bandwagon. It’s literally about life or death for the entire human race.
It is heartbreaking to see so many taken in by silly media commentators. Climate change isn't a culture war issue to be argued over for clicks, it's life and death for all of us. I don't know how parents will sleep at night when they realise how they've been so easily conned
19
92
878
Joanie Scott retweeted
Great to see some progress - our helpline advisers hear from people daily, who have difficulty seeing an NHS dentis.
Thanks to your feedback, @NHSEngland have announced steps to ensure better dental support for people with complex problems and improve the information. But these reforms need to be just the start - our response #fixNHSdentistry healthwatch.co.uk/response/2…
1
1
Joanie Scott retweeted
Indiana Wants me - R Dean Taylor liveish youtu.be/eG2LI1hb35U Morning Gang, Sovereign Harmony acoustic guitar , I think, don't quote , me, folks , HaHa, Enjoy-Edwyn PS And the guitar? Made in the USA, of course
5
5
115
Show this thread
Joanie Scott retweeted
I know there are more important issues in the world…but …The Paddington Bear statue at Paddington station has been moved to a TERRIBLE location.Can you help me get it moved back to where Paddington was first found by Mr & Mrs Brown? #movepaddingtonbear @GWRHelp @paddingtonbear
308
782
169
3,799
179,710
Joanie Scott retweeted
After my 2 yo Alice died in her sleep of unknown causes (@SUDC), I watched comedy daily—including @rickygervais —to help me not go cuckoo. And then he made Afterlife, showing the real faces of grief —beauty, sadness, humor—all mixed up into one gorgeous production. Thank you.
63
58
3
2,071
Mo Farah’s documentary was brilliant. PE teacher Alan Watkinson deserves a massive round of applause for his faith in Mo and more importantly his protection of him.
55
177
12
5,298
Joanie Scott retweeted
In six words or fewer, write a short story about this photo... #amwriting #sixwordstory #WritingCommunity #booktweet #heatwaveuk
33
8
13
19
♥️
Replying to @BootstrapCook
Addiction likes to keep us lonely and locked away inside ourselves, so we have the low self esteem, boredom and lack of accountability to drink etc without anyone seeing us at our worst. My life today is fuller and more genuinely fun than my best night out (or in) ever was. 💕
Show this thread
1
And with Esther McVey as his deputy? She was bloody awful in Work and Pensions and an insult to people with a #disability - no thanks. @jeremy_hunt
'Do you think Boris Johnson is a man of integrity?' - @SophyRidgeSky @Jeremy_Hunt MP says he doesn't "want to dwell on that" because the Conservative Party made a decision 'to respond to the anger of the public and we're going to move forward'. #Ridge:trib.al/dwvcRFT
1
2