Slater active recovering from stroke

Cameron Slater seems to have made a rapid recovery from what was claimed to be a severely debilitating stroke.

He stopped posting at Whale Oil when he had the stroke in later October 2018. Soon afterwards he continued commenting occasionally, but there seemed to be a blackout of any mention of the stroke or why he had stopped posting for several months, until an announcement on 21 January – ‘Where the hell is Cam?’

Cam suffered a serious stroke that left him partially paralysed down his right side and totally paralysed in his right arm including his hand and fingers as well as severe impairment in higher order functioning and moderate speech impairment.

Now that more than two months have passed, we have decided it is time to let you, our loyal audience, know what has been going on behind the scenes.

Progress is being made, but it is very long and very hard. Cam cannot concentrate, read or take phone calls for more than ten or fifteen minutes a day. He cannot cope with loud noises, background noises or being interrupted and he certainly does not have the ability to form complex thought structures. The vision in Cam’s right eye has also been affected.

However, it would be untrue to pretend that we don’t need your help. Much as it pains us to ask others for help, we have concluded that we must ask for your assistance in helping Cam pay the huge legal bills he has incurred as a result of having to defend himself from the lawfare of his enemies.

That coincided with ongoing legal challenges, which raised questions about how incapacitated Slater actually was. Anyone would be stressed by the legal and financial holes he had dug himself into. Unrepentant and continuing to claim to be the victim didn’t help his cause.

Slater filed for bankruptcy in February, citing legal bills.

The company in which Slater was a shareholder and director that operated Whale Oil until some ownership switches in February went into liquidation in March.

Yesterday on Whale Oil:

Having just spent a bit of time with the boss I can tell you a couple of things.

He’ll be back if he chooses to be.

The mans grit and fortitude are unbelievable.
We had a reasonably active weekend and he stayed the course and even after he’d already told me he was knackered he then walked another kilometer.

Then the bloke that had lost all use of his right arm a few short months ago and has only regained a portion of its use and is in constant pain, picks up his shotgun, takes 3 practice swings and then proceeds to blow 9 out of 10 clay pigeons out of the air using the 2nd barrel only once.
If I hadn’t seen it (and scored it) I wouldn’t have believed it.

Bloody amazing man.
I hope Fisher sees this and chokes on his lactose free vegan soup.

So it sounds like Slater has made a rapid recovery. That’s good.

And according to this he is choosing not to go back to posting at Whale Oil at this stage.

 

 

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17 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  9th April 2019

    If he had one, his lawyer would certainly be advising against posting at present.

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  2. Loki

     /  9th April 2019

    Sigh.
    I know I am not the only one who believes he was over egging the stroke story.
    I am amazed that post survived more than five minutes.

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  3. Corky

     /  9th April 2019

    Plenty of meat, a touch of blood pudding and a good rest. Does wonders for a man’s constitution.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  9th April 2019

      Like giving him another stroke. Eating fried blood(which is what blood/black pudding is) can’t be good for the health. Is it even available now ?

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  4. Blazer

     /  9th April 2019

    ‘The mans grit and fortitude are unbelievable.
    We had a reasonably active weekend and he stayed the course and even after he’d already told me he was knackered he then walked another kilometer.
    Then the bloke that had lost all use of his right arm a few short months ago and has only regained a portion of its use and is in constant pain, picks up his shotgun, takes 3 practice swings and then proceeds to blow 9 out of 10 clay pigeons out of the air using the 2nd barrel only once.
    If I hadn’t seen it (and scored it) I wouldn’t have believed it.’

    File this under Shipley’s ‘believe it ..or not’!

    Trying to portray this big girls blouse as some kind of macho man is…laughable.

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    • Karen

       /  9th April 2019

      Look, I’ve mentioned that I have a medical background here before (nurse) and a family member that had a stroke and while I know those factors alone don’t make me an expert I feel comfortable suggesting that this man never ever “suffered a serious stroke”

      There’s no way, NO WAY her would be doing this this soon if he had.

      Don’t care if if he has grit, determination or he’s bloody superman. NO WAY.

      He was either medically misdiagnosed or it was embellished.

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      • Duker

         /  9th April 2019

        Apparently he left the first hospital he went to as they were ‘diagnosis shopping’ . Doesnt really sound like he went to another ED as they would know, maybe he went to the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital ?

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  9th April 2019

          His stroke symptoms sound accurate, but that doesn’t mean that they happened.

          It’s bad kharma if he lied about them.

          I remember when I was a student nurse and a man who was probably about that age had a stroke and was in my ward. He was so devastated that he didn’t have the will to try to recover, then he decided that he’d do his damnedest. We all talked to him whenever we had time, so as to help his speech. His recovery was remarkable, and he walked out of the ward, but there was no mistaking the fact that he’d had a stroke.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  9th April 2019

            I would be very surprised if this man, determined and motivated as he was, would have been doing those things so soon after a major stroke. He came in unable to walk or talk.

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  5. Gezza

     /  9th April 2019

    My late wife had a first minor stroke at age 50 that affected one side of her face, and her speech, & significantly restricted her use of her left arm & left hand, but it happened at home, in front of me, as I was talking to her while she was seated at our dining room table.

    The first sign of onset was speech suddenly becoming garbled; she was suddenly unintelligible, then collapsed out of her chair & remembers nothing of the events that followed until some time after she found herself in ED or the hospital ward (I forget, it didn’t really matter when).

    An ambulance crew, fortunately nearby, was there in a very short time, & so we had superb medical intervention from the crew very early, then at ED, & later in the ward at Wellington Hospital.

    The precise location of the haemorrhage was clearly visible in the scan done immediately, the affected area was very small, & the medicos & we & her mother both worked actively – & constantly – to strengthen &/or rebuild the affected neural pathways during her hospital stay & after her discharge to home, through recommended exercises, including her constantly squeezing a rubber ball once she had managed to make good, repeated attempts at lifting her arm & making the beginnings of a grasp.

    I see from the full Medical History that I compiled & kept up to date for her until the day she died, that her speech was recovered within 24 hours. And she regained good use use of her affected arm & hand within 8 days. Within 2 months or 3 she had recovered completely.

    Thereafter, the only symptom she ever displayed of having ever had this event – & which generally only I ever noticed – was that when she was extremely tired, one side of her mouth would droop, ever so slightly.

    So, while her 2nd stroke, 5 years later, sadly was an extensive intracerebral bleed that couldn’t be stopped in time & killed her, her first stroke resulted in a very speedy, full recovery.

    This may be similar to Cameron’s situation, but who knows.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  9th April 2019

      It may be similar to what really happened.

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      • Gezza

         /  9th April 2019

        Yes. When my wife first came to, she couldn’t speak clearly & she couldn’t even move her arm or fingers. They were dead, to all intents & purposes. It was frightening beyond description at time. The fear in her eyes cut into my heart & no doubt reflected back from mine into hers. But eventually through the next day her speech became less slurred, & then clear, & eventually after constant fruitless attempts to move it, her arm first moved, then lifted a cm or so, & with further continual frustrating trying, the tips of her thumb & some of her fingers just-perceptively moved inwards. It gave us hope” & determination that, with medical encouragement & frequent rests due to easy exhaustion, saw a steady & eventually full recovery.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  9th April 2019

          The man who was in my ward, was so desolated and terrified that he just gave up for a little while. I forget what he did for a living, but he went in a sickening minute from being an active working man to being helpless and mute. Then he made up his mind that he was going to walk out of the hospital, and he did. It was a slow, shuffling walk, but he walked out, to everyone’s delight.

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  6. artcroft

     /  9th April 2019

    It’s a miracle and no doubt Whaleoil will soon be selling this miracle elixir, a cure for all your ills for only $59.99. But for the first dozen orders there’ll be a %10 discount. But wait there’s more… if you call now you’ll receive a free set of steak knives.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  9th April 2019

      30 days free trial,. just pay the postage. This offer is not available in shops.

      ($49.99 p & h)

      Reply
  7. Tipene

     /  9th April 2019

    Oh goodie. He’s getting up, only to be knocked on his arse again.
    Who needs Netflix?

    Reply
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