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peppermint pattie commented on Michelle McClelland Jenkins's blog post What I wouldn't give...
"Yes, I am in the frustration and pity party phase. He never complains. I feel suffocated because I used to exercise for enjoyment and health. He never did. That is why he had his strokes. I get resentful sometimes. I totally can relate to your post.…"
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PBA- Live, Interactive Online Education Program- June 20, 2017

Hi, this is Staci, your Careliving Administrator, and I would like to share some information about an upcoming event.PBA is No Laughing MatterPseudobulbar affect (PBA) can impact as many as 28 percent of stroke survivors. PBA causes sudden, unpredictable episodes of crying or laughing that seem overactive or out of place.FACT: PBA is often confused with depressionFACT: PBA episode can last from seconds to minutes at a timeFACT: PBA can be managed successfullyJoin us for a live, interactive…See More
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PBA- Live, Interactive Online Education Program- June 20, 2017

Hi, this is Staci, your Careliving Administrator, and I would like to share some information about an upcoming event.PBA is No Laughing MatterPseudobulbar affect (PBA) can impact as many as 28 percent of stroke survivors. PBA causes sudden, unpredictable episodes of crying or laughing that seem overactive or out of place.FACT: PBA is often confused with depressionFACT: PBA episode can last from seconds to minutes at a timeFACT: PBA can be managed successfullyJoin us for a live, interactive…See More
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PBA- Live, Interactive Online Education Program- June 20, 2017

Started by Staci Blinn in Topic of the Month Jun 15. 0 Replies

Hi, this is Staci, your Careliving Administrator, and I would like to share some information about an upcoming event.PBA is No Laughing MatterPseudobulbar affect (PBA) can impact as many as 28…Continue

Expert Speak

Started by Admin in Topic of the Month. Last reply by Staci Blinn Jun 14. 34 Replies

This area is for articles by healthcare professionals and other caregiving topic experts, written exclusively for Careliving℠ Community.Continue

Thalamic Stroke

Started by Tracy in Care Strategies. Last reply by Marsha Stevens Jun 11. 3 Replies

Hi All,I am the caregiver for my Mom, age 61 who had a bilateral stroke in the thalamus back in January 2017. This whole stroke caregiving thing is new and really hard. I had to quit my job to care…Continue

Tags: loss, memory, motivation, thalamus

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Robin Jun 2. 1125 Replies

This is a place to introduce yourself to the community. Share a little background about your situation and tell other caregivers your loved one’s stroke story. Talk about what interests you most…Continue

Stories

What I wouldn't give...

Posted by Michelle McClelland Jenkins on May 25, 2017 at 11:30am 3 Comments

When our loved one had their Stroke, most of our lives changed forever... First we are receiving information and quickly trying to make informed decisions. Hopefully the right ones! Hours become days. Days become months. Months become years. Then comes the really hard part. Realizing that we too, along with our loved one were virtually forever impacted by the Stroke. Paralyzed, each of us, in different ways. Both of us yearning for the lives and freedoms that we too have lost, again in… Continue

My Daughter -My Life

Posted by Jessica on December 14, 2016 at 7:43am 1 Comment

On May 11, 2016 my life forever changed. I got a phone call at midnight waking me from sleep from a friend of my daughter saying the ambulance was taking her to the hospital as she was having a stroke. I had to ask her to repeat this news three times as it was not making sense to me. My daughter Amie is only 32 years old, and had suffered a MAJOR ischemic stroke.

From the ER she was sent to an acute care unit where she remained for 3 1/2 weeks. All this time I stayed by her side, tending… Continue

Stroke #2

Posted by Pat Nixon on October 15, 2016 at 6:35pm 6 Comments

I've been a caregiver since 2011 when my husband had his first massive brain stem stroke.

It left him with complete right side paralysis.

Last Tuesday evening he collapsed in my kitchen. He was rushed to the hospital where they found he has had several new smaller strokes on his brain.

He was also in Afib.

Today he's still in the hospital and his good side is weakened, speech much more slurred and his emotional liability has increased.

Despite all his meds they are…

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Grocery Store Trip First Day Back Home

Posted by Barbara Swartz on September 10, 2016 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

He came home from rehab at 10:30, by 2:20 we were out the door.  Had to pick up his prescriptions.  And needed to get some food he could eat.  It was a two hour adventure.  Steve held onto and steared cart with right hand.  We went very slow.  Luckily the parking lot has wide spaces.  And extra wide  between lanes.  So I was only sort of  thinking of getting the car out of the parking space without hitting a car.  But the trip. was stressful.  Can't wait till I can leave Steve at home and go…

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