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Posted by ViQ
on September 16, 2000 at 14:54:57:
In Reply to: Re: Welcome to the Stroke Message Board at HealthBoards.com. posted by HB Mod. on August 17, 2000 at 20:33:12:
My husband had a small stroke in August and was very lucky. No paralysis, no loss of vision or speech, just a small hearing loss. HOWEVER, he does have a short term memory loss and a diminished response time, plus an inability or refusal to follow simple directions. Mornings are ok, afternoons are a little touchy and evenings can be a horror. He is convinced that he's operating on all burners, is fighting the doctors' no driving policy and bounces from sweetness and light to he-man stubborn. I realize that none of this is his fault, but I am the sole caregiver, chief cook, bottle washer and chauffeur. I am also an ovrian cancer patient and the stress of this whole scenario is driving
me out of my mind. Does anybody have any suggestions? I DESPERATELY NEED HELP. The doctors, ten of them between the two of them, have all patted me on the back for what a load I'm carrying and said what a good girl I am. That
doesn't help. I'm getting very depressed and I need some suggestions on how to cope with all of this. HELP!
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