he got his first last june ( 2002 ). the result was the he got skinnier, a little bit hard to speak and he only got about 90 percent control over his right hand ( hard to write, but still write ). he looked okay, he babysit my son a few times when we visited him last december, and he could still drive his car. a few days ago he got his second stroke, and since he lives half a planet away from chicago, it is really hard to communicate with my family. he is now in a hospital, but mom in law told me my dad just called her asking about whether my in laws got USA visa or not ( they want to visit me for my graduation ceremony next june ). he sounds fine, but i still doubt what i heard since anything could happen to my dad. at least thats what i have in mind. anyway, my question is that what would be the BEST way to prevent the third stroke. in my opinion, anyone who got a two strokes doesnt get to live long...i am really depressed now. well, at least i can share this on htf, my favorite forum ever.