My husband Keith has severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, Raynaud's (sorry about the spelling) Syndrome and Severe Ostrich Syndrome. Ostrich Syndrome? I hear some of you asking. Classic case of head in the sand, I don't see it, I don't know about, so it can't happen. A couple of time's I've tried to raise the subject of the risk factor's with Rheumatoid Arthritis but his Ostrich Syndromed flared up. Tried again the middle of last week, again that dreaded flare-up. Friday he gets up has a cuppa and then say's his leg has gone dumb, he wobbles to the bathroom and back. He keeps complaining about his leg and that now an arm is feeling the same, I tell him its not normal to last this long and that I'll phone the Dr's. Another flare up with his Ostrich Syndrome. Anyway I phone the surgery and the receptionist spoke to a GP and came back to me saying he can come in at 4:40 to see a doctor. He drove me to a hospital appointment that morning, don't ask I think it's a man thing and then drove to the GP's. GP say you're going to hospital, well he nearly fell of the chair. Seems he's had a Stroke, I did try to let him know he was at an increased risk for certain things. Whilst there one of the consultants came round with some students. I nearly wet myself laughing as they went through a long list of things he's a risk of, I think it may have cured his Ostrich Syndrome though. He's home now, it was a mini stroke or warning shot across the bow's.