My husband suffered a mild stroke in the spring. He is presently taking Lisinopril (20 mgs.) and one regular adult aspirin a day. He used to take Lipitor, but had to stop due to serious side affects. He's aware of some of the sensations that he may feel due to his stroke (numbness in his left side involving his leg, arm, fingers, etc.). Recently, he has experienced what he calls a "wet fingers" sensation. On his left hand he sometimes feels as if a couple of his fingers are wet. He also notices sometimes feeling like a belt is wrapped around his left side. Are these normal sensations for a post-stroke patient? He has also noticed a little memory loss, which may be common with age. My husband just turned 57. He noticed when reading numbers, he sometimes reverses the numbers or sees them in the wrong order, which was a problem he dealt with when he was younger. Is it possible that certain skills could be lost from a stroke? If these are common symptoms in a post-stroke patient, I would just like to be aware of this so that I can be of support to him.
Thanks very much for your expertise!