If you’ve signed up for the American Heart Association® and American Stroke Association’s® Support Network, thank you! The National Stroke Association’s CarelivingSM Community closing on September…Continue
Good morning, just a note to let you know the Careliving Community on the Support Network is now open. On Sept 15, the current site will close and you will be redirected to the…Continue
The CarelivingSM Community is moving to the American Heart Association® and American Stroke Association’s®…Continue
This is the place to share your thoughts and tell us all how your day is going!Original message dated 06/12/12:I must admit, when I found out about this Careliving site, I had such high hopes. Wow, a…Continue
My grandma had a stroke a month ago. Since then I have been struggling to keep it together.
I spent every day and night at her bedside in the hospital leaving for no more than 10 hours total over a 6 day period. Then 12 hours every day I could at the rehab hospital. She made me go back to work after a few days in rehab. I live 2.5 hours from where she was hospitalized. Leaving was heartbreaking.
Now I struggle with who I can turn to in moments I need to vent…Continue
Hello all. My mother, 89 years old, had a stroke (bleeding from a giant brain aneurysm) in August, 2018. She was completely bedridden for five months until January, and developed a stage 4 wound because she couldn't move and caregivers didn't turn her often enough. We brought her to live at my house with caregivers, the wound is now nearly healed, and eventually we were able to get her up into a wheelchair using a Hoyer lift for a few hours each day. In May, we moved her to a better…Continue
My boyfriend had a stoke 9 days ago. He is currently in in patient rehab. It's extremely hard for both of us. He is normally a very active person and now he is frustrated because he can't do anything. I feel bad that I can't really help him feel better. My entire life I have always been the person taking care of things and making everything better with my mom being sick. Right now I just feel so helpless because I can't help my boyfriend feel better. I can't fix anything. I…Continue