Today, I'm grateful for:
A good report from the vascular specialist who says I'm fine and dandy and that my tiny strokette was more a warning than a significant health event.
He told me that even though I've been without cigarettes for more than 20 years, the cumulative effective of the 25 years of smoking tends to catch up with us all at some point and this was, at least partly, due to the smoking. I wondered all along when it would catch up and I'm not surprised. The body is tough and durable, but we can abuse it too much.
These days, I'm trying to take good care of what I have left and I'll continue to do so. I have a lot of stroke/heart attack in my genes and, frankly, there is not a lot I can do about some of what might happen, but I know what I can do and I am willing to do it. Life is too good to waste.