There is a reason this blog is called the afterstrokeparty.
On the 2nd or 3rd day – I was certainly still in the Hyper Acute Unit at Hospital Number 2 – my cousin Rich and I decided we would need an after stroke party in the new year. I mentioned it to Kate . When I started the blog a few days later, it seemed like the obvious choice for the URL. In Kate’s words, “Who knew that would catch on?!” However, going back to the original plan, the date of the party is now booked. I’m billing it as a get-together for three birthdays (including mine) that fall in the same fortnight in January, as well as the afterstrokeparty. One of the birthdays belongs to Mark. You remember him, right? If not, you can be reminded here, here, and here: he’s going to have a birthday with a zero on the end. (Sorry Mark!!!)
So… on Friday 21 January we are having a little get together involving a few drinks and friends. Tomorrow Emma (the other birthday) and I will pop to the pub-around-the-corner to see if we can reserve a little space; otherwise it’ll be at our place.
So, if you are reading this and you know my email address, you are invited to join us for drinks to celebrate a whole new year. Do let me know if you think you can make it and (assuming you really are my real-life friend) I shall send you details. Save the date.
I’ve decided that the drinks will mark the end of the blog as I know it. After it’s been written up, with possibly a few photos, I’ll close the frequent updates. I might still post very occasionally, if and when there is something to say, but it won’t be a day-to-day thing any more. Unless anything changes.
However, for those who may need another blog to read on the loo, I’ve started a new one recently, to go alongside my MSc dissertation, and it will gear up when I really get started on it, in March/April/May time. And I’ll tell you all about it nearer the time.
Thanks for all the support and Christmas wishes.
Happy Boxing Day. I hope you are having a fantastic time.