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Debra Craig replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"This is Debra. My Husband suffered two major strokes in 2012 while at work & I continued to teach Special Ed until Spring 2014. Since then he has had two more mini strokes & I have fought for & gotten more therapy for him. He has…"
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Diane S. replied to Diane S.'s discussion Goodbye, and thank you!
"Been cleaning all day, am exhausted, have a friend arriving tomorrow for a long weekend visit. How is your day going???"
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Diane Bianculli replied to Diane S.'s discussion Goodbye, and thank you!
"By the way "How is your day going/""
yesterday
Diane Bianculli replied to Terri R.'s discussion This is very hard
"I am just reading this.  Feel free to vent.  You are not complaining.  You are not alone.  My loved one had a stroke 7 years ago.  I tried to take him home but I couldn't do it.  He is over 6 foot and very…"
yesterday
Diane S. posted a discussion

Goodbye, and thank you!

I found this site in 2012, after my husband's stroke in 2010 -- and thought, thank heavens! there is support out there! But it was very inactive then, I started a "How's Your Day Going?" discussion and to my surprise, so many responded, and I found many friends and other caregivers met friends and we shared our ups and downs and suggestions for therapy, finances, etc. and jeepers, last I looked, there were over 9800 responses... And I was happy that I "made" a discussion group for people to…See More
Tuesday
Cindy commented on Cindy's blog post Caregiver for husband, family troubles
"I meant husband!"
Sunday
Cindy commented on Cindy's blog post Caregiver for husband, family troubles
"Hi Maureen, thank you! I have tried sending her information it did not help. She just said I was making excuses for his behavior and it happened 3 yrs ago and he is a grown man. So I don’t think she will ever understand. I have a couple…"
Sunday
Maureen Howaniec replied to jane black's discussion Anger
"You are definitely not alone.  I get so angry and frustrated that I sometimes say or do things I know are wrong then have to deal with my own guilt.  Hang in there"
Sunday

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Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Debra Craig yesterday. 1229 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

Goodbye, and thank you!

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Diane S. yesterday. 2 Replies

I found this site in 2012, after my husband's stroke in 2010 -- and thought, thank heavens! there is support out there! But it was very inactive then, I started a "How's Your Day Going?" discussion…Continue

This is very hard

Started by Terri R. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Diane Bianculli yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi, everything seems so much harder these days. My journey began more than 20 years ago. We were only 3 years into our marriage when his kidney's failed because of more than 30 years of juvenile…Continue

Anger

Started by jane black in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Maureen Howaniec on Sunday. 5 Replies

I get so angry with my husband.  It’s like he is totally unaware of my life and what I have to take care of for myself, not to mention caring for him.  I was so nice for the first few months after…Continue

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Caregiver for husband, family troubles

Posted by Cindy on February 8, 2019 at 5:05pm 3 Comments

My husband had a frontal lobe stroke three years ago at age 47. He is walking fairly well now, driving but left arm hand not working well. His speech is ok. He has lots of frustrations and anger moments but getting better. His filter is not good and anything could come out of his mouth. My 4 children (13,19,21,26) and I have encountered all kinds interesting things with him. His personality has changed and his is not the same guy. You cannot reason with him. My family especially my sister in… Continue

Feelings of release and connection

Posted by Sue k on November 2, 2018 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

Writing poetic verse helped me cope and allowed me to connect with other caregivers.  As caregivers, we are not alone.

Check out these two books on Amazon.com.   They make great gifts for other caregivers as well.

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Caregiver for ex boyfriend

Posted by June on August 13, 2018 at 2:42pm 0 Comments

June

Hello.

My name is June and I am 73 and retired. Around the 1st or 2nd week of June, 2018, I received a call from my ex boyfriend and he told me he had had a stroke and was in an assisted living facility and ask me to come visit. When I went there later that day, he asked me if he could come stay at my house. I told him yes, and during the next three weeks I visited him every day or two while I was making my final decision.



His stroke was relatively mild and on the… Continue

Husband of a Stroke Victim

Posted by Brayden Christensen on June 6, 2018 at 3:06pm 2 Comments

My name is Brayden Christensen and my wife Christina Macy Christensen turned 39 on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. Instead of enjoying her 2 week old son and adorable daughters, getting a massage and being pampered by her loving husband, she was life flighted to the ICU due to suffering from a stroke related to her pregnancy. The Venous Stroke is caused by a blood clot in the brain. She has two clots and they have affected her ability to speak, respond, move the right side of her body and…

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