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Diane Bianculli replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Dearest Ann:  You said "You made it through the day."   God bless you for that. I will tell you again what we all tell each other "Don't forget to take care of yourself."  I went to see The Planet of…"
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Diane Bianculli replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Nicki:  So sorry for what you have been going through.  It seems like bad times last longer than good times.  they say that God does not give us more than we can handle and I often question that when I am ready to just fall down, when…"
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Julie Stoneberger posted a discussion

Feeding tube suggestions

We are in the process of having my Dad to start taking his meds orally instead of through the feeding tube. He needs them crushed and tells us they are gross. We have tried in yogurt, applesauce. Pudding will be our next attempt. Problem is we don't want to make him not eat the snacks thinking he will be tasting the meds. Speech has suggested we try to put them in his drinks. He is still on nectar thick. Going to GI for a new tube tomorrow as this one has been in a year. We are not in a hurry…See More
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Kathy replied to DI's discussion I hate these awful medications!
"Hi Di, My husband is on Keppra and shortly after he started taking it just over a year ago, I had to make an emergency call to the neurologist to reduce the dosage due to side effects affecting his mood, cognition and energy level.  My best…"
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Diane S. replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Nicki, bless your soul for all you are going through -- you are one strong lady! I hope I will Be as strong as you when the time comes. Also so sorry to hear about your stepson, my hubby is right side affected so let me know if I can help "
12 hours ago
Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
" From Tia Walker's book, The Inspired Caregiver: posted by Rachel Fischoff"
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Diane Bianculli 53 minutes ago. 7762 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

Feeding tube suggestions

Started by Julie Stoneberger in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

We are in the process of having my Dad to start taking his meds orally instead of through the feeding tube. He needs them crushed and tells us they are gross. We have tried in yogurt, applesauce.…Continue

I hate these awful medications!

Started by DI in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Kathy 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

Good Morning everyone!I know I have not been on much lately but things just are such a mess right now.  I have been following everyone and want to thank all of you for your stories.  Be they good,…Continue

Enough is enough!

Started by Linda Symes in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Linda Symes on Sunday. 3 Replies

My husband had his 4th stroke on Mother's Day this year.  Last Tuesday, our 47th anniversary, he had his 5th bleed.  He was taken to the hospital out of state where we were visiting my daughter to…Continue

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My strong independent 65 yr old mother!

Posted by Yessica Ayala Vicente on July 17, 2014 at 9:44am 5 Comments

Hello everyone! My name is Yessica, I am new to the site, I am here looking for support and to educate myself so that I can care better for my mother who had a stroke almost a month ago. All this is new to me, but I want to learn as much as I can so that I can help my mother recover. I would also like to give support to others, let them know, they are not alone, we are all here to help each other in one way or another.  So here is my story....  

 

On June 20, 2014 ... we were…

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Dale's Story.

Posted by angel alves on July 8, 2014 at 6:46pm 0 Comments

August 19, 2013 our lives changed forever. My boyfriend of 12 years was turning off the lamp in our room. I was reading a book so I was not paying attention to him. I heard some noise and asked him what he was doing. He didn't respond so I glanced over and he was looking at me strange and the t.v. was tipping over. I asked him again and I knew something was terribly wrong with him. I tried to lay him down on the floor, because he was standing there very stiff. I had to make a choice, leave…

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My 79 year old Independent Mom

Posted by Jody on June 25, 2014 at 6:09am 0 Comments

  My incredibly independent mother(79) had to go in for carotid artery surgery on May 5th, 2014. She had a massive stroke while in operation and is now paralyzed on her right side with no movement for 7 weeks, she also lost her speech but is slowly gaining this back. I care for her so much its absolutely devastating to me to see her like this. She has anger outbursts a lot now and keeps saying No No No when she's upset. Also her good side of her body is always restless, she's constantly…

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Caregiving has a whole new meaning

Posted by Linda Symes on June 11, 2014 at 5:26pm 2 Comments

My husband suffered his second major stroke on Mother's Day.  This stroke affected cognitive skills which has been harder to deal with.  The mood swings, anger and denial are the daily frustrations we deal with.  What makes it harder is that after 46 years of marriage, he never even raised his voice to me, now blow-ups on his part are a daily occurrence.  Some comprehension is coming back slowly but his insistence that he can drive is a major worry.  Especially since the doctors suspended…

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