Journalist and broadcaster, Paddy Clancy, believes his life was saved by getting to hospital quickly when his wife realised he was having a stroke.
“I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for my wife recognising my stroke. I was travelling on a bus and from the other end of the phone my wife immediately knew I was having a stroke because of my troubled speech.”
“Without hesitation she called an ambulance to intercept the bus and bring me to hospital, even though I insisted I didn’t need one. For once, I am glad she ignored me. It could have been a very different outcome for me if she hadn’t insisted on calling the emergency services”.
You can read Paddy’s full story on the Irish Times and see how his lifestyle changes have made him healthier and determined to stay that way.
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