My wonderful DDH (as I have mentioned many times on different forums) suffered a cardiac arrest last year followed by pneumonia. Sedated for almost 3 weeks and in ICU for 6
He has made a wonderful recovery. He has been discharged from the Cardiac Unit after a follow up app. two weeks ago. He has got a lot on his mind due to waiting for radiotherapy for prostate cancer (low grade and curable)
The thing is, he does sometimes seem a little vague and forgetful. He is 73 and has a very active mind. Still lecturing and running courses. Giving talks on a regular basis. He does though either choose not to take notice when I tell him something (maybe a man trait) then say I never told him. He will remember later that I have told him. I think I am worrying unnecessarily. Our GP did say that his brain would not be 100% for at least a year due to the lack of oxygen while being resussitated at the hospital. They took 12 minutes to get his heart started again. He was lucky to have suffered the CA in A and E so they were there straight away. Because he has no memory of a couple of days before the cardiac arrest or of being in hospital for 6 weeks,(only the hallucinations due to ICU psychosis ) I have to go with him to the GP and other appointments so that information is clarified. He wants me to do this, I am not taking away any independence which I was afraid of.
In all other ways he is the same loving, sexy (to me) kind and helpful husband.
I hate getting frustrated when he dithers a bit. I suppose we are allowed to dither at 73 though.
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