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SPEED; STROKE; SURVIVE – BACK ON TRACK; GOING BEYOND THE LIMITS!
January 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm GMT
What is a purple event?
During lockdown Adventure Geek launched a series of interesting talks every Wednesday night at 7pm (known as “purple events”). We have listened to talks about all sorts of adventures such as the Great Wall of China and Antarctica, to more serious topics such as mental health and the benefits of meditation.
This week's speaker
After a very successful career as a journliastic writer, in 2011 Andy Ibbot discovered a tiny lump in his neck. After many visits to endless specialists, it was deemed the lump was nothing to worry about and was small enough to remove in a minor operation. But that’s where the good news stops. Andy was put under full general anaesthetic as things were not as straightforward as the scans had shown.
In Andy's words…. “The professor who was operating on me had an awful choice to make. Leave the lump and it would kill me eventually or remove it and risk me having a massive stroke, possibly killing me but could also save me. She chose to remove it. The lump had wrapped itself around one of the major veins leading to my brain. No scan would ever have picked this up. The lump and the vein had to be removed.
I had that massive stroke. I was left with only a 5% chance of survival.
I couldn’t walk, talk, eat, drink, dress myself. I couldn’t do anything AT ALL for myself”
This is Andy's story..
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