Husband shares story of wife's personality change after brain surgery

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  • Shane333 Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 1:55 p.m.

    Any person who's spouse suffers from mental illness can tell you what this situation is like. The personality changes, though, not only happen once in 40 years but can sometimes happen literally every other day.

    The person you love is replaced by another with fabricated memories and a completely different perception of reality. There's very little you can do to prepare for these changes, either, because you don't know when they're going to happen and you can't reason with the alternate personality or the illness-fabricated memories. All you can do is continue to love the person you married, encourage them to get professional help, pray that the medication works (if they'll even take it), and wait with patience until the episodes pass and the person you married returns.

  • Shimlau SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    An excellent article. It made me think about what I can do and need to do to make my relationship with my spouse better. thank you.

  • gittalopctbi Glendale, AZ
    Oct. 9, 2013 3:25 a.m.

    "She's made me more patient," Jim said.

    Yes, he's a saint. What an inspiration he is in this day and age of high divorce rates of couples who don't/can't work things out. So many things he said in this article are true and are a great example. He got a different wife after her surgery--many would have given up and left.

    Thank you, Jim. You are a saint.