I had a stroke at the age of 39. I am currently 41. I had a stroke in my sleep. When I woke up the next morning my left arm was completely numb and had lost complete strength. I thought perhaps it was maybe caused my a pinch nerve or something. Then my daughters came home and made dinner, they asked me to watch the dinner in the oven. By the time my daughter came back into the kitchen dinner was burning in the oven, and I had no remembrance of her even asking me to watch what was in the oven. Then in class my daughter was laughing at me, I turned and looked at her and asked her why she was laughing at me. My daughter said, "You're slurring your words." I told her I must be tired. I just came up with all sorts of excuses because I had no idea there was something wrong. When I returned home I went to my computer to look up my symptoms, and I realized I possibly had a stroke. That was on a Monday. I went to Doctors on Duty on Friday. The doctor ordered a CT scan and blood work. When I went back to Doctor's on Duty, the doctor said when someone has a stroke there is a black dot, and he could not find one on mine. However, the blood work came out abnormal. He said, "It looked like I had a mild stroke. and If I feel dizzy or strange to go to the hospital right away. He said, to take a aspirin daily. He said if I don't get the feeling back in my arm he will then send me to a neurologist to see if there was any nerve damage. It took about a year to get my arm working alright again, at times I feel pains in my left hand, I noticed I have short term memory loss, and hard for me to focus on any one thing, and I tire easily. My question, is there a test that I can take that can determine if there is scar tissue in my brain from the stroke I had?