Some of you still on the forum, like Jack and chi town, knew me personally before I had my pretty serious stroke, others on the forum like John Boy and Garbonzo followed me through my journey. A good friend of mine had a stroke and died this last year. So why did I survive? I am blessed to have a great wife and son, and my religion, to keep me going, along with daily meds. So currently the stroke and age are hitting me fairly hard. I walk funky and can not walk very far, I can not sit for very long, and I use a wheel chair when I go to the bank at the mall. No complaints, life is great. I get to the gym (with a helper) 5 times a week and to all my son's soccer practices and tournaments. As I do on every stroke update, I suggest to guys over 60 to get a check up and blood test every 3 months (I didn't) and keep your stress level low and exercise. I only drink red wine and some say that helps. Take care and thanks for the support.