as the title explains my husband had a stroke. It's weird, because he had it over 6 years ago (Feb 11) and you would think by now things would have calmed down, settled a bit, but it seems to be going the opposite way.
I'm not sure how can I cope with the constant change in him now.
He suffered two separate strokes. One we were explained by his consultant that was down to a malformed vein in his head (most likely been born with it), so narrow it couldn't let a blood clot pass And the other one caused by the hospital by giving him way to higher dosage of blood thinners to prevent any further cloths.
The second one was so severe he had to learn how to walk again basically.
He was discharged without any further help. I assume because he was mobile and verbal they decided no further help was needed or i don't know.
He wasn't sent off to any specialists or even the GP. He wasn't even told at the time not to claim JSA, but ESA. We ended up finding out by chance when one of his advisers in the job center told him about it.
At some point couple of years ago he did go to the GP and she was observant enough to notice something was wrong and he finally started receiving some help.
He is on antidepressants for anxiety and depression, which is apparently common in stroke victims. He has issues with his memory and sometimes struggles to walk due to having a car crash in the past and because of this his other knee is incredibly weak. He's also on permanent painkillers for that knee, because he's developed arthritis there and pain is getting worse. The orthopedics surgeon told him it will only get worse from here so might aswell have the painkillers.
His moods constantly change, he goes from I love you to I want to kill you in a matter of hours.
It's mentally and physically draining me. I try to make allowances for him and try to understand, but I can't help but feel this is not what we had planned.
Does anyone maybe have an advice? Been in a similar situation?