Well, that explains a lot...

Discussion in 'Mental Health' started by Piobaire, May 9, 2022.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior Village Idiot

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    A recent MRI of my brain showed White Matter Disease, a progressive and incurable process that results in:
    • Trouble learning or remembering new things
    • A hard time with problem solving
    • Slowed thinking
    • Depression
    • Problems walking
    • Balance issues and more falls
     
  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, that sucks...

    Incurable, but is there anyway to slow it down?
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior Village Idiot

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    Keep blood pressure down (mine's borderline), minimize alcohol use, keep cholesterol down (mine's normal), keep blood sugar down (I'm not diabetic); refrain from further micro-strokes and abstain from further head injuries.
    Best advice is to continue with blood pressure meds, continue to use a cane, and do physical therapy to maintain balance and minimize falls. I'm doing that already for an arthritic hip. Therefore, little in the way of actionable advice.
    Trying to get a coherent prognosis from a doctor's like trying to get a straight answer from a politician.
     
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  4. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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    Damn. This is a bolt out of the blue. Best of luck my man!
     
  5. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

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    I am deeply sorry.
    I am always happy to support.
    Do not feel alone.
     

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