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Debra Craig replied to Vincent D.'s discussion What we learn about family and friends
"This seems to be what happens to most of us, and I don't understand why either. We at least have one friend of my husband who sees us regularily, & my older son(husband's stepson)does come over & helps with yard stuff when he can…"
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Debra Craig commented on Debra Craig's blog post The new normal after husband' stroke
"I need to add that I continued to teach 2 years after his stroke, and I had taught special education (with severe language & behavior issue students) Although I loved my work it finally became too much for me, plus  I have my own health…"
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The new normal after husband' stroke

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. He…See More
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Debra Craig replied to Diane Bianculli's discussion Abandoned..Where is everyone??
"So sorry to hear that, and yes, we have had the same problem. My husband had a stroke about 2 years ago, and it is very difficult to get people to call, come over, etc., even if they are family or friends. We do have one of my husband's friend…"
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Diane Bianculli posted a discussion

Abandoned..Where is everyone??

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 with you, calling you, promising you the world.  Well it's almost 2 years since my boyfriend Warren had a stroke and there is almost NO ONE there for him.  He has a sickly, frail 83 year old father who will answer the phone and talk to Warren when he calls.  Otherwise there is really no one else…See More
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What we learn about family and friends

Started by Vincent D. in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Debra Craig 1 minute ago. 81 Replies

My lovely wife, April-47 years old,suffered a massive stroke last August, left mca occlusion. During her initial stay in ICU, her neurologist predicted she would be dead within a few days and many…Continue

Abandoned..Where is everyone??

Started by Diane Bianculli in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Debra Craig 24 minutes ago. 1 Reply

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

How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Donna Allen yesterday. 7996 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

Overwhelmed

Started by Deborah B. Morgan in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Theresa Loder yesterday. 5 Replies

I am a stroke survivor who is also a caregiver to my husband and father (both are stroke survivors in worse shape than I am) and to my mother who has multiple health issues.  My sister and brother…Continue

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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.…

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Acceptance

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,…

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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.

My strong independent 65 yr old mother!

Posted by Yessica Ayala Vicente on July 17, 2014 at 9:44am 9 Comments

Hello everyone! My name is Yessica, I am new to the site, I am here looking for support and to educate myself so that I can care better for my mother who had a stroke almost a month ago. All this is new to me, but I want to learn as much as I can so that I can help my mother recover. I would also like to give support to others, let them know, they are not alone, we are all here to help each other in one way or another.  So here is my story....  

 

On June 20, 2014 ... we were…

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