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i was forgetting things, like pans on the stove, and had 3 kitchen fires in a month. Also several fall. My last fall I hit the side of my head in the house.  the CT scan at the hospital showed i had expierenced a stroke in the pons area sometime after 2008 ( last film and this was not there then). I am very worried.  I have to have an MRI next.  I am scared .  so what does all this mean?  can't I restroke again, and soon?  send me your opinion.
actual words on ct scan were...lacunar infarct.  
thank you NJE
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Hey cookie.
Welcome to the forum.

While the lacunar infraction ( an ischemic type of stroke) prognosis is
fairly good in the early stages of the condition, as the years go by,
the risk of cardiovascular disease, recurrent stroke, dementia and cognitive decline  increases significantly.
You must discuss with your treating physician , risk factor modification,
prevention and treatment options.
You also need to address the memory and balance issues, as it is not safe
for you in your house-from your account of events- specially if you're living alone.
An assessment by an occupational therapist may be in order.
Please do take this into serious consideration, for your safety and well-being.
You may post here again or PM me, should you have any questions.
Wish you well.
Niko
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