I have just noted on my calendar that I am five years and one week a survivor from a Stroke. Though it was a real bummer, it did not stop me from getting on with living well, having fun singing and dancing, staying healthy and being happy. Oh and I still eat broccoli!
Each year in the United States, there are more than 800,000 strokes. According to the CDC stroke can occur at any age, including in childhood. Family members may have a genetic tendency ( this is my experience ) for strokes and they are not always the result of poor lifestyle and very often they are not obvious ( again my own experience as well as the gal in the boob toob vid I ran into this morning):