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
My sister suffered a massive stroke almost a year ago leaving her paralyzed on the left side of her body. She is 44, married with an 11 year old daughter. She was released from her rehabilitation…Continue
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
Hi all. I know some of you deal with these same issues, so I want to ask HOW do YOU deal with them when other people do not seem to understand? Such as my hubby was fortunate enough to be able to…Continue
My brother drove out from California to visit us in Colorado for the 4th of July. As we were getting ready to leave for the mountains he had a sudden severe headache. Because he had a history of Migraines we gave him the appropriate medicine and he went to bed. It wasn't until the next morning that I realized it was a stroke. Against his wishes I called for an ambulance. He was airlifted from the local hospital to Swedish in Denver. I couldn't tell you exactly how long he was in the ICU this…Continue
Hi, my dad suffered a Ischemic stroke at the age of 74. He was on a Ventilator and in ICU for 3 weeks before being transferred to a Rehab facility.
It was quite a severe stroke and he has no feeling on the right side of his body. He can't speak or swallow (sometimes with yogurt / jelly it does work). He is therefore on the tracheotomy at the moment with a stomach peg.
He is making small progress but I was hoping to find out if anyone knows of a medical forum where I…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue