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
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
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
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
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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,…Continue
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.