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Sue k replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Sharing helps the healing! "
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Marsha D replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Rachel, bless you. I'm not in touch with either of them but like you, I'm concerned. It's a blessing that with all that you have on your plate you can be concerned about our sister caregivers."
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Sue k replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Winter will be here before we know it and I just dread the thought of snow, ice, and cold temps.  "One day at a time!" I'd rather just appreciate the beautiful weather we have be having.   "
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Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"ASKING EVERYONE: Is anyone privately in contact with Ann Hunt?  She last posted on August 24th, and at that time she was deeply distressed and in big, bad trouble. I'm fretting about her situation, trying to find out if she is all…"
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Sue k replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Ann, please call his doctor and get some help!!! We suffer a double edged sword when we grieve the loss of our loved one and yet still must care for the body the housed him. Sounds like he is too much for you to handle at this point.…"
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Sue k replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Marsha, I agree that there are worse things than dying.  I watch my husband struggling with each step of his post-stroke recovery and my brother, suffering from dementia,  confused as to why he must spend his days in a rehab facility (he…"
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Diane Bianculli replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Hello Ale:  I live in the NYC area and have been dealing with this for almost two years.  there aren't many great nursing homes around here.  If you get to that point please contact me.  Like I said I have been dealing with…"
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Sue k 4 hours ago. 8019 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

I hate these awful medications!

Started by DI in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Angie Vazquez yesterday. 8 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

Abandoned..Where is everyone??

Started by Diane Bianculli in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Sue k on Sunday. 2 Replies

What happens to the families, friends etc?  Can anyone shed some light on this.  When the stroke victim initally has a stroke it seems like everyone is there..praying, visiting, offering help, crying…Continue

Frustration with Friends and Family

Started by Grace Nubile in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Debra Craig on Saturday. 8 Replies

Joe had a stroke a few months ago, he is suffering from aphasia and Apraxia and cannot speak, he can understand and he recognizes everyone.  No friends and family will go visit him because "its…Continue


Wedding blues

Posted by Erin on September 1, 2014 at 9:18am 0 Comments

My cousin who is a year younger than me got married last night.  I went to the wedding and it was beautiful.  During the ceremony I cried like a baby...and then I felt guilt about it.  I was crying 10% out of happiness for this new couple who are starting their life together and 90% out of anger and sadness for lost opportunities that Mark and I will not experience. My mom and a good friend were next to me and each took my hand giving me strength (Mark is in the hospital and could not…


The new normal after husband' stroke

Posted by Debra Craig on August 29, 2014 at 9:47pm 1 Comment

My sweet husband had a series of strokes about 2 years ago. His were all Ischemic left-side which left his right side of his body quite weak (although now he can walk with a cane) and he has some cognitive issues and Aphasia (which is the most frustrating part). Luckily he has a great sense of humor and through Department of Assisted Rehabilitation was able to receive vocational therapy and now works part-time(all that he has stamina for) at a local Outreach center 2 & 1/2 days a week.…



Posted by Kathy Swanson on August 19, 2014 at 3:00am 11 Comments

I let my husband die finally. The man I married 39 years ago, my partner, my best friend, my lover and the father of my child. I accept I will never see him again.

I decided to accept the man he is today and to not to dwell on what I lost but what I have today. It has been two years since his stroke and I am tired of trying to make him well when that is never going to happen.

Instead of concentrating on his illness we are going to take back our lives. We are going out to eat,…


New Stroke becomes new worries..s

Posted by angel alves on August 1, 2014 at 2:40am 2 Comments

So Saturday Dale had another stroke. His INR was therapeutic and they now want his INR to be 300 for therapeutic. I'm so overwhelmed with my own emotions on top of trying to help him with his. I'm scared I'm going to lose him if we can figure out what is causing this or what we can do to prevent it.


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