May is national stroke awareness month; where special attention is given to recognizing the signs of someone having a stroke. Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. Most Americans don't want to hear the truth, but here it is: If you want to live longer, don't smoke, don't drink excessively, and don't let yourself get overweight. I know there are always exceptions to the rule, but in general it works. Ask your doctor; maybe it's something you need to hear from them before it's too late.