Hello everyone, It's Pastor Lou, so sorry I've been off line for some time. I've been having a rough go of things, so I prayed to God for help over and over and finally reached out to a Christian…Continue
Just don't know where to begin - the home health speech came last week, spent 20min with my Dad, gave him 1 bite of applesauce, asked him a few questions and concluded that he would not be getting…Continue
I need to hire someone to stay with my hubby so I can go away for a couple of days. Really, someone to just be there, give meals, meds, etc. and serve as go-fer. I seem crippled by this but know it…Continue
My husband's stroke was 4 years ago. He was quadriplegic before the stroke, but had a brilliant mind. Now he has memory and cognitive problems. I am so frustrated and exhausted. I have been his…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.