Hello, I, or really, we are new on here too. My husband had his stroke last October and we are still learning who he is now. It didnt just affect him. It affected me too and our family. It has affected his left side and memory, balance, swallow etc etc. However, he has never, not been positive about his condition. I wouldnt have been so positive if it had happened to me. In fact I have fallen apart several times about they way this has affected us and our life together. This is a dreadful thing to happen to anyone. Its so sudden. Your life is one way, one moment and the next, everything you knew has changed. We have been married 42 years, and I would have said that I knew all the things he would like. What to eat, what to watch on tv, what to wear. But not anymore. His tastes have changed in lots of ways. However, and unfortunately, his sense of humour is much the same, lol. But he is getting there. We have private physio sessions and have joined a gym for disabled. Our friends, family, daughters and grandchildren are supporting and do all they can to help. And slowly, slowly we are getting there together.