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Staci Blinn replied to Admin's discussion Expert Speak
"Aphasia: At a Loss for Words By Chris Woolston, a HealthDay reporter. Have you ever asked for a "thingamajig" when you really meant a screwdriver? Have you ever misread a word on a street sign as you drove past? Of course. Everybody has…"
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I need some direction getting help

Who can I contact to find out about any help available, both physical and financial and for equipment or modifications, for someone in NJ who does not qualify for medicaid? Are there any resources that are disability based and not based on financial considerations. I don't want to wipe our our meager retirement assets but planning for discharge in 3 weeks is getting to be very costly and so far I have found nothing covered by medicare (except possibly a wheel chair will be covered and a hoyer…See More
Kati Anderson replied to Rebecca's discussion That Was Then
"It will be eight years this April since my husband had his stroke, he was 49 healthy when his carotid artery dissected for no reason. I am lucky to be able to have him home it was so hard when he was in a nursing home facility until I was able to…"
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Maureen Howaniec commented on Belinda's blog post Mother managing and now spouse has TIA and has memory and speech problems
"Hi Belinda, My husbands stroke was large and mainly in the right frontal lobe of the brain.  He was 60 and it sounds like our husbands behaviors are quite the same.  I feel your frustration.  He had immediate intervention, 2 weeks in…"
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Expert Speak

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I need some direction getting help

Started by LindaSB12 in Tell Your Story, Get Support on Friday. 0 Replies

Who can I contact to find out about any help available, both physical and financial and for equipment or modifications, for someone in NJ who does not qualify for medicaid? Are there any resources…Continue

That Was Then

Started by Rebecca in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Kati Anderson Feb 14. 23 Replies

When my husband ♥ David is asleep, I often gaze at him and silently ask, "Who are you? And what have you done with my husband?"( David and I met and fell in love way back in 1966 ... he was 15 and on…Continue

Day 1

Started by Trish in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Trish Feb 11. 8 Replies

Today is the first day that my husband will be coming home after 28 days in the hospital and acute rehab. I'm so happy that he is alive. I have a lot to learn.


Starting Here.....

Posted by Lauren Dale Patterson on January 26, 2018 at 2:21pm 1 Comment

I am 29 years old,a stay at home mom with 2 daughters ages 8 years and an almost 13 month old.

My dad is 56 years old.(has not missed a day of work for the last 5 years);Lead man(boss) for production line factory; extremely independent, workaholic, motorcycle riding year round, awesome daddy and Granddaddy. My SUPERMAN!

Had an Ischemic Stroke on Easter Sunday 2017.

This was the first time I was in a situation where I needed my daddy for comfort, strength, and support;…


Some folks...

Posted by Trish on January 24, 2018 at 3:01pm 0 Comments

One of my co workers came to me and said oh my goodness you look like you need a hug! You already have two small children and now with your husband suffering a stroke it's just like you have three. People re so crazy.

Today another person asked me how my husband was doing. I told her he had improved greatly and she asked me does the company he worked for pay for his home care. I told her no she shook her head. I said he is alive. He could have been dead. I lost one husband years ago. I'm…


I can't believe this

Posted by Marion Swan on January 15, 2018 at 2:24pm 0 Comments

I just finished writing a fairly long post, but lost it when I answered a prompt to change some of my settings. I'm in a state of shock and am too tired to re-enter what I typed. I'll be back in a day or two and try to share all over again.

I need help! -- I found my long and rambling post. Thank you, God!

Posted by Marion Swan on January 15, 2018 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

I find myself doing whatever I can to run away from dealing with my husband's stroke. Despite the fact that I have a ton to learn, I just started reading the stroke info I received from the All he wants to talk to me about is coming home. We've had countless conversations about him coming home (including one just a short while ago) and he can't accept the fact that he's not strong enough. I suffer from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia and I don't have the energy for conversations…


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