Hello, Wayshower, welcome to the forum! I just had my PFO closed a week ago, on 10/24/08. So far, I feel good, but I am taking it very easy!!!
I also faced an uphill battle to get the right diagnosis and finally have the procedure performed. I am in the process of recovering from all the physical and emotional trauma of the past few months. Thankfully, I now have great doctors who listen and who believe in treating people with my condition and symptoms more aggressively than other doctors. I sensed that my first set of doctors had a "wait until you have a massive stroke" approach. That approach did not sit too well with me. My current doctors are very proactive and they LISTEN to me.
I wish you all the best on your procedure and subsequent recovery on November 19th. I will be sending positive thoughts your way! Please keep us posted.