I’ve just been told that an old friend of mine, whom I’ve known for like 15 years since we both lived in Timaru (and who’d also moved up to Auckland) is in the central Auckland hospital – His parents called me tonight to let me know that he’d had a stroke three weeks ago, and was only now recovered enough to get them to call various people about it, and presumably unlock his cellphone/give them numbers to call.
So, I’ll go see the guy tomorrow, see if there’s anything I can do for him.
This does explain why he hasn’t been on ICQ or answering his cellphone recently.
A stroke. The dude is MY AGE. This is supposed to happen to old codgers, dammit.
On the plus side, his prognosis is apprently good – he should recover full movement over the next few months or so, so it could have been much much worse.
I hope there’s something useful I can do to help.