Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)

Violet’s story

Let’s have a look at what can happen to someone’s swallowing after a stroke. We’ll do this with Violet’s help – let her tell you her story.

“Thanks for taking the time to listen to me. I had a wee stroke and ended up in hospital. I’ve noticed that I’m dribbling over my tea and it seems to be going down the wrong way (coughing and spluttering). Also yesterday I choked on my lunch which gave me quite a scare. I’ve also noticed that my clothes have been getting a bit loose and I’m feeling a little muddled and off colour. I’m a wee bit worried about what’s going to happen.”

Page last reviewed: 16 Oct 2020