Seems like a few foreigners here are experiencing strokes recently. I will post my mistakes leading up to a stroke (in Sept. 9 yrs ago). I stopped taking cholesterol meds when I got here. I never got a health check up for years. My cholesterol level went very high. I had a lot of stress and anxiety an I let it bother me. I was exercising at the gym regularly but very little aerobics. I ignored the constant headaches in the back of my head. I ignored the numbness in my left arm. I ignored what was probably a short mini stroke (dizzy, almost fell down). BOOM! My life changed forever. FUBAR.