We learned a few interesting things today coming and going from our appointments. First and most importantly that the beds at Dr. Fan's have heaters built into them! There is no need for me to be cold anymore during my appointments. In the past acupuncture has made me cold, tired and extremely hungry. Today it just made me tired and hungry.
The cardiologist said my stroke is called a "paradoxical stroke" meaning that there is no reason for it to have happened. And it would be almost i possible to pinpoint the actual cause. However, his best guess is that I may have a small hole in my heart through which the clot may have passed. There are tests to discover if that's actually the case. We must decide if we want to pursue them. The good news is that he said there is less than a 5% chance of me having another stroke. That makes me feel better.
For tonight we are off to have Mexican food with the Franklins. Bring on the chips and salsa!
Joanne (via Toben)