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Winnie Shaddox replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I missed this when it was posted...great. Thank you, your so right.  Winnie "
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Donna Vanzant replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Michelle...Thx for your post. "
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Michelle McClelland Jenkins replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Marsha, I will look for your post. Haven't been on in awhile. I am truly sorry for your loss. True friends are hard to come by. They bless our lives more than they'll ever imagine. I call them...Angel's unaware! "
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Michelle McClelland Jenkins replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"And Donna, don't beat yourself up over it all. We aren't Saints!Just mere mortals! She knew you loved her. And you had your hands full. I am sure you kept her in thought and prayer during your absence. Give yourself a pass on this one. "
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Michelle McClelland Jenkins replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I wrote this for all of us... And we are thee only one's that will get it! "
20 hours ago
Debra Craig replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Stroke isn't fair, or reasonable, and sometimes I do well with my role as caregiver, and sometimes I feel I don't. Our church family has been great, some friends have been great, our sons do what they can, but the rest of Phil's…"
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Cindy Krasinski replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Marsha, I'm so sorry for your loss. Friends like that are family. You and Marshall are in my prayers."
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Winnie Shaddox 1 hour ago. 8863 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

Alcoholics and stroke

Started by CARMEN RYAN in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Pat Nixon on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hi,First time writting. My husband had his stroke 11 years ago, I have been his full time caregiver ever since. We will be married 46 years come February. Every day is like a game, whats that one…Continue

House Retrofitting

Started by Chris Tedoni in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Laura S Beving on Thursday. 3 Replies

One thing that seems like it is talked about, but isn't EXACTLY talked about is retrofitting a house for someone either recovering from or has progressed to the point where certain things like…Continue

It's Been Awhile

Started by Dorene Hansen in Tell Your Story, Get Support Jan 18. 0 Replies

Hello Fellow Caregivers,It's been awhile since I've been on the site. I have a full plate right now and just don't have time to respond to any of the threads posted. Taking care of a loved one can be…Continue

Stories

~The Presence of Friendship~

Posted by Michelle McClelland Jenkins on January 24, 2015 at 9:12pm 0 Comments

*(A post that I recently wrote and shared. I found the courage to find the words, not out of my own heartache, but when I had lived it, and lived it long enough to recognize that same heartache in others.)



~The Presence of Friendship~



Gonna get serious for a moment.



I have one objective. And that is a simple question, for us to each ask of ourselves privately.



What kind of friend are we, to our family and friends? Think about it a… Continue

In 2004 my Mom, Liz was diagnosed with diabetic retinapathy She had just retired from being a nursing assistant, at the county care facility. She has worked there since the 90's. I was 22. Gradually …

Posted by Jen on December 12, 2014 at 11:15pm 3 Comments

In 2004 my Mom, Liz was diagnosed with diabetic retinapathy She had just retired from being a nursing assistant, at the county care facility. She has worked there since the 90's. I was 22. Gradually over the years I learned what she did and didn't need help with and she was still quite independent. She cooked her meals, did laundry and was able to care for herself and her own hygiene. 

In 2013, she had a mini stroke or a TIA, and with the help of occupational and physical therapy she…

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Dear Stroke, you suck

Posted by Laura S Beving on December 4, 2014 at 7:35am 3 Comments

My family was hit by another devastating stroke this past weekend. My mother's youngest sister fell and couldn't get up for sometime. Her speech was not garbled but her voice was very different.  She refused to seek medical attention until many hours later. Too late for tPA.  So very sad. My mom is beside herself; it was four years ago that my father experienced a week of stroke events-- an ischemic stroke followed by a hemorrhagic. My mom is now terminally ill with cancer so cannot travel…

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My Story

Posted by Pat Nixon on December 2, 2014 at 7:32pm 3 Comments

I married my husband in 1973. He was 23 & I was 19. We were your average couple and had three children together. Life was tough especially during all the job layoffs in the 80's. I even went back to school & eventually got my own job to help our growing family.

Stroke was something I only thought happened to "old" people. I had no idea. In 2011 my husband woke up one morning with the right side of his face drooping. I looked at him and questioned "What's wrong with your face…

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