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Donna Vanzant replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"One of my cousins says "dust is what holds the furniture together"!"
4 hours ago
Marie Brown replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Welcome. I pray you also take time to care for yourself, even in just little ways."
4 hours ago
Nicki thomas replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I have all kinds of drawings in the dust done by my budding elementary artists and window art. Scrubs, and athletic shorts and pants, with Velcro shoes, it shall be. Now I am comfortable in my bed assured you all are too, as we are the best…"
4 hours ago
Donna Vanzant replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Lol Marsha...dusting is the last thing I wanted to do even before Larry had his stroke. I had a young lady come in and do windows, blinds, ceiling fans & anything else that was hard for me to get to at the beginning of Spring & Fall. She had…"
9 hours ago
Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
" I'm with Marsha.  Dusting?  Why?  Maybe if the dust gets so deep people can carve their initials in it... Rachel "
9 hours ago
Marsha D replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Dusting furniture?  The last time I remember doing it was one day when my son brought a friend over.  As we sat there I noticed the end table was dusty so got up and dusted it.  I saw a coupon on Groupon or Living Social for…"
10 hours ago
Caroline H. Joss is now a member of Careliving Community
13 hours ago
Teresa Van Der Meulen replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"  Hey Everybody,       Jeff and I were up all night. He was fine when I went to bed but when he came to bed an hour later he was having a lot of pain in his right leg and clonus. We tried walking it off, position…"
13 hours ago


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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Donna Vanzant 4 hours ago. 6889 Replies

This is the place to share your thoughts and tell us all how your day is going!I am so glad so many people have come back to this site and new people have joined since I posted this original…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Marie Brown 4 hours ago. 591 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

An AAC Device that might help adults with Aphasia

Started by Barbara Weinbaum in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Julie Stoneberger 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi, My name is Barbara and I work for a company called Lingraphica.  We manufacture speech-generating devices for adults with aphasia. With the help of Lingraphica products, adults with aphasia or…Continue

Service dogs

Started by Michelle russell in Care Strategies. Last reply by Julie Stoneberger 23 hours ago. 13 Replies

Just wondering if anyone else is using a service dog? We have a wonderful black lab shepherd mix that has been a life saver for me and my husband. We have a trainer that comes to the house once a…Continue


Angels at Easter!

Posted by DI on April 18, 2014 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

I just want to Wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter! Spring has sprung! I just looked at my mothers plant that has not blossomed all year. It is an African violet. My mother passed away 7 years ago. So when I looked at it a little while ago, imagine the feeling when I saw that it has buds over night. Just in time for Easter. My moms name was Esther so we always teased her and called her Easter this time of year. She was a wonderful and giving person. So she has just proven to me that she…


Medical Mishap??

Posted by Toni on April 11, 2014 at 6:52pm 1 Comment

My mom was a vibrant, young, dependent person at the age of 79.  She had limited health issues and took meds for high blood pressure and a-fib which included coumadin.  My mom also was diagnosed over 20 yrs ago with a small cancerous spot in her left eye.  In 2013 her eye dr said that the spot in her eye had thickened and that she should be treated with a radiation plaque (which she did 20 yrs ago when it first happened).  So we decided that she should have the surgical procedure.  She got…


insurance merry-go-round...

Posted by Stephanie Juarez on April 11, 2014 at 10:31am 4 Comments

It's been 4 months since my boyfriend suffered a massive stroke, well, actually 4 strokes.  He had a large bleed on the right, a smaller bleed on the left and two in the Cerebellum.  He is only 41 years old.  They suspect that untreated Hypertension was the main cause.  My understanding, from one of his attorneys is that the doctors said he wouldn't live past 30 days.  He is paralyzed on his left side, arm and leg, (although, the toes have started wiggling on demand). And until last week…


And so it ended...

Posted by Barbara Weill Greenberg on April 11, 2014 at 5:46am 3 Comments

I stopped writing months ago when everything seemed to go bad. He was yelling at me, ordering me around, even insisting that I call the cardiologist who is very caring and an excellent doc, and tell him to change the med dose. When I wouldn't call, he tried it insist I change the Coumadin dose on my own. No way. His reasoning went downhill, as did his physical progress. He talked less and less. He couldn't sit straight in his chair and drooled constantly although the ST told him he had to… Continue

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