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brain damage

Posted by llrrrpp on July 23, 2006, at 18:33:29

In reply to It's mid-afternoon here Declan, posted by pseudoname on July 18, 2006, at 14:57:50

Hi all,
About 2 years ago, my dad (60-ish) suffered severe brain damage as a result of hypoxia. He also had several mini-strokes and very enlarged ventricles (that means less brain tissue and more water). At one point, he picked up the milk carton to turn the TV down. he couldn't name simple objects. If I left the room and came back, he would start crying and say that nobody had visited him in weeks, and that he was all alone.

I agree that if you can type a coherent argument you are doing pretty well. If you give your brain a chance to get healthy, it will probably fix itself. But like building muscles, plasticity is slow.

These days my dad can walk, he can play bridge (better than I can!). And he's a killer Sudoku-ist. And he loves to follow the news and try to convince us all that Bush is impeachable. So he's sane after all.

best wishes to you all :)




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