Making time to 'get tested'.
READING your health correspondent Anuji Varma's article 'Get tested' alert to beat stroke risks (Mail, July 29) reminds me of the adage 'never put o until tomorrow what you can do today'.
No doubt the majority of readers will not heed the warning, or indeed the adage, but it's a startling fact that in some cases there may never be another day.
My advice to everyone is to get their blood pressure tested, as a stroke will more than likely change your lives for ever and having suered a stroke I would not wish that on anyone.
Believe it or not my stroke took eect during my sleep, nding that I could not move on waking up.
It's a frightening and frustrating experience being semi-paralysed and not being able to do what you want to do.
It can reduce life to just an existence.
I am not out to bore anyone with my personal problems other than to say - take time out from your busy lives and get your blood pressure checked before it's too late.
Mike Butler, Wylde Green