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Non Comprehension after stroke..cant explain

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  • Posted By: pswing69
  • November 8, 2010
  • 05:49 AM

Im a 43 year old male..I had 2 strokes and 2 seizures back in April..was in ICU for 6 days, and in the hospital for 21 days. I've recovered about 85% physically and around 75% mentally. About 4 weeks ago I began watching my regular tv shows like Law & Order, and Fox News...I couldn't comprehend what they are saying..or understand what they were saying.. I cant keep my concentration..I'm trying but its just not working..I've got an appt with a psychologist on november 11th...What do you think is wrong with me...

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  • Im a 43 year old male..I had 2 strokes and 2 seizures back in April..was in ICU for 6 days, and in the hospital for 21 days. I've recovered about 85% physically and around 75% mentally. About 4 weeks ago I began watching my regular tv shows like Law & Order, and Fox News...I couldn't comprehend what they are saying..or understand what they were saying.. I cant keep my concentration..I'm trying but its just not working..I've got an appt with a psychologist on november 11th...What do you think is wrong with me...What you have is called Aphasia. Aphasia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language. Primary signs of the disorder include difficulty in expressing oneself when speaking, trouble understanding speech, and difficulty with reading and writing.I think you may have had another stroke.Aphasia is not a disease, but a symptom of brain damage. It is most commonly seen in adults who have suffered a stroke.Aphasia may manifest itself up to 10 weeks after a stroke.Unfortunately, there is no cure for aphasia. In some instances, an individual will completely recover from aphasia without treatment. In most cases, however, language therapy should begin as soon as possible and be tailored to the your specific needs.Rehabilitation with a speech pathologist involves extensive exercises in which you will read, write, follow directions, and repeat what you hear. Computer-aided therapy may supplement standard language therapy.In general, people tend to recover skills in language comprehension more completely than those skills involving expression.You are still young though, so you have a better prognosis than most. It's completely plausible that your condition, with therapy, will reverse itself greatly, if not 100%.Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
    keanhe 86 Replies
    • November 9, 2010
    • 00:16 PM
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