Many Thanks for your welcomes & replies @JuliaH @John_Jeff_Maynard @Mrs5K much appreciated.
Don’t want to bore you with all the details of my recent engagement with strokes, but one thing I failed to mention and may prove interesting to some, that at the time it happened, I was on holiday in France on the Dordogne with my wife, daughter, SIL, Grandchildren x2 and dog in our motorhome.
After symptoms started, I realised what was occurring immediately and my wife & daughter accompanied me to the local French hospital A&E.
Great service from them with ECG, CT scan and usual physical tests (raise arms, touch nose, smile, puff cheeks etc etc) which I passed with flying colours, I was at a loss as to what was causing loss of sensation down the whole left side of my body from head to toe. So we returned to our campsite.
Another thing I should also mention is that it was warm, in fact very hot indeed and 3 weeks prior to our journey to France I discovered that I had a Scaphoid Fracture and my left wrist was in a cast from knuckles to just below the elbow.
As the symptoms were still present and nothing shown up at the A&E earlier, I self diagnosed that the heat had swollen my left arm under the cast, trapped a nerve thus causing the tingling, numbness, weakness in my left side. So I decided a personal intervention would solve this.
My one tip for other SS if you have read this far, do not try cutting a cast off your left arm with a pair of kitchen scissors the same day you suffer a stroke. The scissors break.
The more effective method is using a Leatherman penknife saw blade, this only takes 2 hours!
Long story shortened, we travelled back to the UK went straight to local A&E who performed exact same tests as French hospital with identical results, a couple of days later I was referred to the area TIA clinic where a MRI was done and the small stroke in the right pons was discovered.
Once again, thank you for your time and kind welcome, I have no doubt that I will have a 1001 more questions to ask in the future.