Monday 4th September was the 6th anniversary of the day I went into hospital. Each year since I have marked the occasion with a message thanking my other half for his support at the time and since. This year I only realised that it had passed because one of those ‘Your memories on Facebook’ posts appeared from 11th September 2014 (clearly showing that I should not have been left in charge of a mobile phone at the time). I think that it is a good thing that I didn’t remember it. Here are some sobering statistics of 5 year survival rates of ischemic stroke. Take care of each other.