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Jessica - Interview 57

Jessica is 23 years old and had a stroke 2 years ago when she was 21. She has now recovered from this and is no longer receiving rehabilitation treatment.

  • Background

    Jessica is a reflexology student. Her ethnic background is white.

  • Age at interview 23
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Michelle - Interview 65

    Michelle experienced her TIA at the age of 26. She experienced visual disturbance and was unable to speak coherently but after five or ten minutes the symptoms gradually subsided. She had several of these episodes over the following months which were not diagnosed specifically as TIA and then later went on to experience a full stroke.

  • Background

    Michelle is single and lives with her parents. She is currently not working due to ill health. Ethnic background; White British

  • Age at interview 28
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 02

    She had a stroke after an operation to remove a malignant melanoma. The stroke caused right weakness of her arm and problems with speech. Medication' aspirin (antiplatelet).

  • Background

    Is a married mother of 2 who works as a driving instructor. Ethnic background/nationality: White/Scottish.

  • Age at interview 29
  • Sex/Gender Female