Monday, August 27, 2012

Celebration


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.

Big hugs,
Margie

8 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh my! I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Margie and I am happy to hear his prognosis is good and you were able to celebrate. Love your photo, too.

Sending hugs across the pond!

my4lilgirls said...

Goodness Margie what a time you've been through, so glad your husbands getting through, will be praying for you guys
Lots of love Karen x

Paula said...

So sorru to hear that Mr Margie has been so poorly. Glad he is on the mend though and that you got to celebrate your time together in the end.


P x

Julie M said...

Oh Margie, I'm sorry to read about Mr. Margie - what a horrid start to the month - but I'm very glad he's getting better.

Hugs to you both - and Happy Anniversary too!

Julie xxx

Edel said...

So good to see you put up a post on your blog, love the pic, go celebrate you all deserve it!!!!!!!!!!! xx Del

Vee said...

Oh Margie, I'm finding this so late and only as a result of accidentally deleting my blogroll. (I think Blogger has been eating some of them, too.)

Hope that your darling husband is ever so much better now and that you have had many chances to celebrate over and over again. Take care...

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Nancy Lee said...

I didn't realize Mr. Margie had been ill. It must have been very scary for you both. I am glad to read that he has recovered, and that you got to have your celebration after all! Blessings to you both!