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Hi Everyone, I am new to these forums but thought it would be good to communicate with like minded people.
My partner had a large stroke in December 2015 while we were on a cruise, luckily the ship was docked in Naples at the time so we were able to get him to a hospital quickly.
They suggested it was a large bleed on the brain and further examination revealed that there was evidence of earlier smaller bleeds also, although we were not aware of anything ever happening in the past.
He was kept in the hospital in Naples for 14 days until he was well enough to be bought home and then for a further 10 weeks in our local hospital here in the UK.
Glyn's condition was quite bad, he had almost no communication skills, was unable to control his toilet needs and was not able to eat without a great deal of help.
At the end of March I was allowed to bring him home and since then he has been making small improvements, however we have had to move to a much smaller apartment and make a lot of lifestyle changes not only to help him but also for financial reasons.
He is still unable to walk very far and although his speech is improved he still has a lot of difficulty, his writing and typing skills are pretty much non existant also at the moment.
As his partner I have found the massive change in our life to be hugely difficult and I have to shoulder all of the stress and difficulties involved pretty much on my own.
However I know that Glyn would have done exactly the same for me so I have done it willingly and with the knowledge that I love him now even more than I did before.
I don't know what the future holds for him but I will be there and will do my best to make sure he gets better .
It would be nice to hear from anyone who has been in a similar situation and anyone who has any tips about how to help him and how to help me stay as chilled as possible LOL.
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