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I'm a 64 year old man. Within the last 2-years I've had multiple Lacunar strokes and Ischemic Thrombosis Strokes, I've also been diagnosed with Complex and Simple Partial Seizure Disorder, White Brain Matter & Cerebrovascular Disease. Over the last 2-years on a daily basis 24/7 I also deal with dizziness, balance issues, falling down and severe headaches. These symptoms can increase or decrease by the hour the day, there's no set schedule and I have no clue or warning when they will get really bad to the degree I'm in bed for weeks are a time. But this isn't the reason for my post. Since my strokes I have short-term memory loss which my neurologist says is due to the strokes I've had but I've also had and continue to have major problems with my thinking, the way I now process information, how I understand things or people, the things I want to say I try to organize it my head first but a lot of times by the times the words come out of my mouth they are not the same words so I end up offending people like family. And that's my issue, it's like they are tired of hearing me try to explain what I deal with and the worst one is my wife of 37 years of marriage. So I quit talking, I lay in bed and try to talk as less as possible. But that leaves me depressed, angry, frustrated. She even told me once that she believes I use my memory loss as an excuse, I just looked at her and asked why would you accuse me of anything like that. I tried talking her to join a support group. I don't know what else to do because with my conditions trying to explain every detail of what I got through, how do I do that when I dont even understand. So if anyone else has or os dealing with this and has some suggestions Im all ears.
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