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Gary Anderson replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hi! My name is Gary. My Mom had an Ischemic stroke about a year ago. Not bad just progressive memory loss. I'm guessing she's had several "silent" strokes since then. I was wondering about her sleep habits. She sleeps 18-20 hours…"
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Joan Hall replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Nancy, your post went straight to my heart.  My husband (75-years old) is a stroke survivor; it has been six years since his final one -- he had six major strokes, in a short period of six days. The recovery was long; the "set-backs"…"
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N Hansen replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"My mother, who is 88, was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm (1cmx1cm) back in 2012, and had it treated at the time by coil embolization, but on August 26 of this year she was hospitalized with stroke symptoms, and by September 14, she had had two…"
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Isabel replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hello i need help  ......... My story is concerning my father who is 76 years old on June 8th gave him a stroke we take him to The hospital spent two weeks after her return home and on Sunday she told my mom to call 911 because she was feeling…"
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Veronica replied to Terri R.'s discussion This is very hard
"Hi I know it’s been some months since your post, hopefithings are a little more peaceful. I just wanted to reach out, although, our situations are different and are more recent, I can totally relate to your feelings. My SO had a stroke also.…"
Sep 27

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Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Gary Anderson yesterday. 1216 Replies

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

This is very hard

Started by Terri R. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Veronica Sep 27. 1 Reply

Hi, everything seems so much harder these days. My journey began more than 20 years ago. We were only 3 years into our marriage when his kidney's failed because of more than 30 years of juvenile…Continue

"There Is Help Out there"

Started by Pastor Louis Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Diane Bianculli Sep 5. 3 Replies

Hi everyone, It's Pastor Lou again praying for all on this site hoping we all can find someone on here that might be going through the same things we are, Thank God we get help from the state that…Continue

This Is Caregiving

Started by Pastor Louis Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support Aug 20. 0 Replies

Hi everyone it's Pastor Lou with an update with my dear wife Marlene and hopefully helpful to all. My wife of 54&1/2 years is still hanging on and living on baby food and protein drinks. She is…Continue

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Caregiver for ex boyfriend

Posted by June on August 13, 2018 at 2:42pm 0 Comments

June

Hello.

My name is June and I am 73 and retired. Around the 1st or 2nd week of June, 2018, I received a call from my ex boyfriend and he told me he had had a stroke and was in an assisted living facility and ask me to come visit. When I went there later that day, he asked me if he could come stay at my house. I told him yes, and during the next three weeks I visited him every day or two while I was making my final decision.



His stroke was relatively mild and on the… Continue

Husband of a Stroke Victim

Posted by Brayden Christensen on June 6, 2018 at 3:06pm 2 Comments

My name is Brayden Christensen and my wife Christina Macy Christensen turned 39 on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. Instead of enjoying her 2 week old son and adorable daughters, getting a massage and being pampered by her loving husband, she was life flighted to the ICU due to suffering from a stroke related to her pregnancy. The Venous Stroke is caused by a blood clot in the brain. She has two clots and they have affected her ability to speak, respond, move the right side of her body and…

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Hello new here

Posted by Gayle Neely on May 9, 2018 at 6:39am 2 Comments

Hello. I recently joined. Did anyone read my long introduction thing? I do not understand how this site works. I cannot spend much time here typing things as I have health problems myself. Please read my intro thing. Thanks.

Wife of a stroke victim

Posted by Rachael Pelletier on February 26, 2018 at 7:07pm 1 Comment

My husband had a ischemic stroke due to arterial double dissection on December 29th. He is 40 years old and never had health problems previously. He did have a mini TIA on December 19th but no residual effects after. Came home from 4 days in the hospital and was put on high blood pressure and cholesterol meds. The major strokes on December 29th were in the cerebellum.

It was a scary 22 days in the Neuro ICU. His brain had swelling so they removed the bottom of the skull with some dead…

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