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My BS stroke explaination

I guess I should explain my stroke more. I started smoking cigarettes at 15 and started taking birth control at 16. At the time, smoking was not a huge no no while taking birth control, so I  ignorantly continued. Life was going great ...and then March 17, 2004 happened, and my life changed forever. The smoking combined with birth control combined with me having a  kind of rare blood clotting disorder caused me to form a clot somewhere in my body and go to my heart. If it would have stayed there I would have died probably, but I have a patent foramen ovale (hole in my heart), and that caused the clot to go to my brain stem and cause a stroke. 

So the hole in my heart was an unknown stroke of luck.

That happened to me, but I don't want it to happen to you. Talk to your doctor and read this blog and others to get statistics and hear about my struggles and accomplishments! 

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