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Posted by Alexandra
on May 31, 2000 at 16:15:49:
In Reply to: Stroke Recovery Questions posted by Sue on May 06, 2000 at 16:10:28:
My husband, age 54, suffered a stroke last June, so it's almost a year now. For at least 4 months after his stroke he couldn't identify correctly his illness. He kept saying to everyone that he had had a heart attack. Although no visible physical disability remained, he still has some memory problems. Worst are the names of friends and family and he also can't recount correctly facts as recent as yesterday.
Another problem which has remained up until now, is that he can't read (although he can write!)
It's coming back to him (slowly) though. Now he reads like a first grader in the first trimester of first grade. We hope that automatic reading will come back some day. He also has "anopsia" which is loss of part of his field of vision. As a result he's not allowed to drive, although, he thinks he's quite capable. Apparently he doesn't realize that something he can't see can be there.
So you see, it's common to stroke victims not to realize their disabilities. It must be frustrating, I know. For me it is.
I would please like to hear more from you.
Have courage and patience.
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