Mr. Margie and I met each other for the first time on August 12th 1986 (photo of me above). We were both 22 years old. We had plans to celebrate 26 years of knowing each other on August 12th, however Mr. Margie suffered a stroke on August 7th. He suffered a spontaneous carotid arterial dissection, he spent two weeks in hospital, and is currently recovering really well at home. We have been told that his recovery was aided by the fact that he is very fit and active, cycling 300km each week, with no cholesterol
problems. His vision returned to normal as has his balance and co-ordination on his left side. He was an in patient at the local hospital, where there is a designated Stroke Unit. The team there provided excellent care and now he visits every few days to give bloods as the team regulate his intake of warfarin, in an effort to keep his blood from clotting while the artery heals. It has been a really difficult time for us, but both he and I are happy with the prognosis of the artery healing itself within three months. We finally went out to celebrate last saturday night, glad to have so much to celebrate.