December 4th of last year I had my major Brain stem stroke. I have now made it 1 whole year without another stroke!. I have been told your stroke outcome is much better after 1 year. The chances of a recurrent stroke are also less after 1 year. Will I make it through the second year? God only knows. I still drive my car, hold a part time job, and build and program FPV Quadcopters for my hobby. I guess life could be worse!