Without going into long details I had a stroke 13yrs ago, at 46, but it happened under anaesthetic and the neurolgist I was referred to lied to cover his colleagues. It affected my balance and cogntive functioning ( I was depressed apparently and had an inner ear problem!!!) and I was off work for six months, with no support, and managed to get back for two years before I had to give up. It was then, after I saw a different consultant, that I was diagnosed with Hughes.
I would be interested to know if anyone else has had a stroke that has affected their cognitive function - I have made a good deal of recovery, and warfarin helps a lot, but still find situations where I become only too aware of my deficiencies, and that really knocks my confidence.