Hi my name is Carolyn and I\'m looking for support as I am a caregiver for my husband who has recently had a stroke. He is 43. The doctors said that with the type of stroke he had it\'s a wonder he survived. He can walk, talk, eat, see (some double vision), and do a lot of things on his own. One major problem I\'m facing is his cognitive behavior. He\'s angry a lot and curses. He is sometimes very inappropriate. He is in a lot of pain in his head. Not sure why. He is in the hopsital now becuase he of water collecting in his head. He may need a shunt put in. I miss my husband so much. I feel like the man I married is gone and he is. We have two children ages 13 and 9 and they are affected by my husbands condition. I feel sad and alone. My family and friends are around to help but I feel like they don\'t understand exactly what I\'m going through. I miss my husband. Everyone is glad he survived and so am I but the battle isn\'t over. I feel like the battle will never be over. Will he return to the person he once was or will I have to accept him the way he is. I cry at night. I need strength to get through this. I need to be able to talk to someone who is going through the same thing I am. I need to know what they are doing to get through this. Any words will help.
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