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Winnie Shaddox replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"I see we all have the same silment....fatigue.'s  a way of life now. My husband is 3+years post stroke, his personality   has changed a lot....foods he liked no longer appeal to him. He's  eating things he once…"
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Christine Kerr replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"hi Louise, it will be a year at the end of May that I resigned from a job I loved and found late in life. There are many days when I think what it would be like if all I had to do is go to work. I miss talking to people and learning new things. My…"
8 hours ago
Irmy M replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hi Brad, ' My mom suffered a stroke in April of 2015. And I can tell you, there were major changes in her personality and likes and dislikes. Foods, the books she used to read, the TV shows we used to watch together, her taste in clothes, in…"
12 hours ago
Brad McCrillis replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"I do not know if it helps/ But my wife's taste for food seems to have changed. She says things do not taste right or good. Yet they do. Stokes seem to also in some cases change the victim's personality.  For me, the easy change has…"
20 hours ago
Bonnie replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Tired it is! It is nice to hear that your husband is for the most part even tempered. My husband lost the kindness he had all the time, shortly after his stroke. Almost 4 years. He has been very demanding and telling me what a bad caregiver I am,…"
21 hours ago
Louise Sonnet replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Yes, tired all of the time. Caregiving really takes it out of you. Saturdays have become my rest days, just doing the bare minimum. Definitely need a day to rest and regroup for the upcoming week. I haven't posted for a while. I was sick with a…"
21 hours ago


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Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Winnie Shaddox 4 hours ago. 961 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

"What Makes Me Happy"

Started by Pastor Louis A. Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Pastor Louis A. Santoro yesterday. 5 Replies

Hi friends, it's Pastor Lou again. You are probably wondering about the title of this discussion, it's not a question, rather it's a statement. What makes me happy is the fact that I still have my…Continue

Driving after stroke

Started by Sue k in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Anne V. Apr 15. 4 Replies

Does anyone have experience with driving experience after stroke?Our community has a post stroke evaluation and in-car driving lesson available, affiliated with local hospital rehab facility.…Continue

Tags: stroke, after, Driving

Expert Speak

Started by Admin in Topic of the Month. Last reply by Staci Blinn Apr 13. 19 Replies

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


Last night

Posted by China Reyes on April 16, 2016 at 8:22am 1 Comment

OK...I might need a space to vent today.  One of my pet peeves is that my husband doesn't really make an effort to be independent.  There are plenty of things that he can do but chooses not to like getting himself a glass of water.  He is quite capable of walking to the cabinet and reaching for a glass and then filling it up with the water dispenser on the refrigerator door.  But he chooses to ask me to get it for him and always with an excuse at hand...too tired; my leg hurts; it's been a…


Type A mother gets hit with stroke

Posted by Belinda on February 16, 2016 at 4:24pm 3 Comments

My 82 year old fiercely independent mother suffered a massive stroke that left her with left side neglect which keeps her from ever driving again.  I took her into our house to provide a loving environment in the hopes that she would regain some of her abilities so that she could go home with minimal supervision.  She has been here since January 2 and has difficulty doing tasks that will keep her safe.  She gets stubborn and does things in an unsafe manner.  If it were my child I would grab…


Life is a journey

Posted by mary jane bullock on January 19, 2016 at 9:11am 10 Comments

Hello to all of you - stroke victims/caregivers.

My husband (Bill) had a stroke New Years Day 2012. He is paralized on right side with apahasia and ataxia. He was the picture of health. Played golf everyday and went to the doctor every 6 months for checkups. (6'2/195lbs) He was a type A. Always was in control of everything. Today, four years later the only thing he has is his mind. This is very hard for a proud person. But, I have come to love him more today than I did before the…



Posted by grandma420 on December 11, 2015 at 10:48am 2 Comments

I have "saved" my mother's life twice now. Once when she was bleeding out from an ulcer. The other was on Jan 29, 2015 at around 1:00pm.

We were sitting in her room having coffee, talking, and laughing away. When my mom started what I thought was "mugging around" we like to do that to make fun of the men in our family. When suddenly TERROR set in!

I quickly realized she was having a stroke. Within just a few seconds I was on the phone to 911 and alerted the family household…


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