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Diane Bianculli replied to Rebecca's discussion That Was Then
" it has been 4 years since Warren had a stroke.  We are going on our 4th year.  He is in a LTC facility.  I visit him twice a week.  I use to go everyday but I had to cut down as he is far away from where I live. I miss…"
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Todd replied to Todd's discussion Depression
"Thank you so much, and I'm glad you hear your in good health."
Friday
Pat Nixon replied to Todd's discussion Depression
"Hello Todd, Your sister sounds a lot like my husband. He suffered a massive brain stem stroke almost 6 years ago. After only 2 months of therapy he refused any more. Today he is in exactly the same place he was when he got out of rehab. He…"
Friday
Diane Bianculli replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hello everyone.  I am not new to this site.  I have just been so busy as in addition to my boyfriend having a massive hemorrhagic stroke 4 years ago (left sided paralysis), I have a mother going into advanced stages of dementia, a brother…"
Thursday
Todd posted a discussion

Depression

My sister suffered a massive stroke almost a year ago leaving her paralyzed on the left side of her body. She is 44, married with an 11 year old daughter. She was released from her rehabilitation facility in January and was able to walk with a brace and cane and able to climb stairs with a little help. Since returning home she has gained more then 50 pounds ( she was always very skinny) refuses to do anything and yells at everyone who try's to help. She does not believe in mental therapy. We…See More
Wednesday
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Twila Harris replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"First of all, do your best to not take personal, it is not your fault. A stroke is the most horrific thing I have experincef, in the way that it strips your life. It changes your schedule, messes with your mind, robs your happiness. I haven't…"
Wednesday
Emily Marziano replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hi Cheryl. I'm new here too. Your story sounds very much like mine. Husband/partner, large stroke (my partner's is on the left side of the brain affecting his right side and speech), amazingly fast recovery so far, no local support groups,…"
Tuesday

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That Was Then

Started by Rebecca in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Diane Bianculli yesterday. 4 Replies

When my husband ♥ David is asleep, I often gaze at him and silently ask, "Who are you? And what have you done with my husband?"( David and I met and fell in love way back in 1966 ... he was 15 and on…Continue

Depression

Started by Todd in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Todd on Friday. 2 Replies

My sister suffered a massive stroke almost a year ago leaving her paralyzed on the left side of her body. She is 44, married with an 11 year old daughter. She was released from her rehabilitation…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Diane Bianculli on Thursday. 1044 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

Things we deal with that are hard to explain to others

Started by Phyllis Torkelson in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Audra Branson on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Hi all. I know some of you deal with these same issues, so I want to ask HOW do YOU deal with them when other people do not seem to understand? Such as my hubby was fortunate enough to be able to…Continue

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coming up on a year

Posted by Nancy on May 28, 2016 at 8:36am 0 Comments

My brother drove out from California to visit us in Colorado for the 4th of July. As we were getting ready to leave for the mountains he had a sudden severe headache. Because he had a history of Migraines we gave him the appropriate medicine and he went to bed. It wasn't until the next morning that I realized it was a stroke. Against his wishes I called for an ambulance. He was airlifted from the local hospital to Swedish in Denver. I couldn't tell you exactly how long he was in the ICU this…

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My Dad had a Ischemic stroke at the age of 74

Posted by Cheetah Auld on May 13, 2016 at 2:07am 0 Comments

Hi, my dad  suffered a Ischemic stroke at the age of 74. He was on a Ventilator and in ICU for 3 weeks before being transferred to a Rehab facility.

It was quite a severe stroke and he has no feeling on the right side of his body. He can't speak or swallow (sometimes with yogurt / jelly it does work). He is therefore on the tracheotomy at the moment with a stomach peg. 

He is making small progress but I was hoping to find out if anyone knows of a medical forum where I…

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Last night

Posted by China Reyes on April 16, 2016 at 8:22am 1 Comment

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…

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Type A mother gets hit with stroke

Posted by Belinda on February 16, 2016 at 4:24pm 4 Comments

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…

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