Originally Posted by Charge_7
And then there is mental illness caused by disease or accident as well. My brother had a brain aneurism. The doctor who performed the surgery completely
it up. We're fighting the lawsuit now. My brother wound up having half his cerebelum removed and has great difficulty with motor control and short term memory, but his long term memory is unimpaired. Most amazingly of all is his attitude. He is, if anything, a warmer and more easy to get along with person than he was before. He takes his loss in stride and speaks about working to get better and he actually has gotten much better since the surgery. For seven months he was on a resperator and we thought we'd lose him. Now he gets around with the aid of a walker, but still has a great deal of difficulty swallowing. I despise the people who stare at him and turn their heads in disgust when I take him someplace. There but for the grace of God go any of us.
different kettle of fish compared to the last couple of posts but i have Attention defecit disorder (or at least used to) as do my dad, brother and sister. i was among the first diagnosed with it in NZ. seem to be growing out of it now but i still do dumb things!