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
Hi friends, it's Pastor Lou again. You are probably wondering about the title of this discussion, it's not a question, rather it's a statement. What makes me happy is the fact that I still have my…Continue
Does anyone have experience with driving experience after stroke?Our community has a post stroke evaluation and in-car driving lesson available, affiliated with local hospital rehab facility.…Continue
OK...I might need a space to vent today. One of my pet peeves is that my husband doesn't really make an effort to be independent. There are plenty of things that he can do but chooses not to like getting himself a glass of water. He is quite capable of walking to the cabinet and reaching for a glass and then filling it up with the water dispenser on the refrigerator door. But he chooses to ask me to get it for him and always with an excuse at hand...too tired; my leg hurts; it's been a…Continue
My 82 year old fiercely independent mother suffered a massive stroke that left her with left side neglect which keeps her from ever driving again. I took her into our house to provide a loving environment in the hopes that she would regain some of her abilities so that she could go home with minimal supervision. She has been here since January 2 and has difficulty doing tasks that will keep her safe. She gets stubborn and does things in an unsafe manner. If it were my child I would grab…Continue
Hello to all of you - stroke victims/caregivers.
My husband (Bill) had a stroke New Years Day 2012. He is paralized on right side with apahasia and ataxia. He was the picture of health. Played golf everyday and went to the doctor every 6 months for checkups. (6'2/195lbs) He was a type A. Always was in control of everything. Today, four years later the only thing he has is his mind. This is very hard for a proud person. But, I have come to love him more today than I did before the…Continue
I have "saved" my mother's life twice now. Once when she was bleeding out from an ulcer. The other was on Jan 29, 2015 at around 1:00pm.
We were sitting in her room having coffee, talking, and laughing away. When my mom started what I thought was "mugging around" we like to do that to make fun of the men in our family. When suddenly TERROR set in!
I quickly realized she was having a stroke. Within just a few seconds I was on the phone to 911 and alerted the family household…