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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

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Aug 4, 2014
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