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Thank God every day

My husband had his first stroke 10/8/13. It looked like a stroke so I called 911. The neurologist thought it was a tia because everything seemed to come back within an hour. The scan showed differently. They ran other tests and found a hole in his heart. They signed us up for a study so we could hopefully get it closed. Jeff was the perfect candidate - he was 52, his last physical a year prior had awesome results, and he had no prior medical issues. When we were in the process of being…See More
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Kathy replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Diane, As you and Warren celebrate 2 years of recovery this November 3, I will think of you. Joe and I will be celebrating his birthday that day. Most every day is a gift!"
12 hours ago
Marsha D replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Diane, Teresa: Dancing in the rain, adapting to current circumstances rather than dwelling on what once was defines resilience. I remember crying when I saw Marshall in his first physical therapy session, flopping side to side like a newborn.…"
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Diane Bianculli replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Nov 3 will be 2 years for Warren and I.  Yes we too have changed and adjusted quite a bit.  I don't cry like I use to (use to cry everyday.  Now rarely).  Warren isn't angry much anymore.  That has a lot to do with…"
20 hours ago
Kathy replied to Theresa Loder's discussion Financial ups and downs of caregiving (Tips)
"Michelle, Would you tell me the process that you went through in order to get the service dog?  I think that having a service dog would benefit Joe in so many ways.  How was the dog trained?  How does the dog help your husband be…"
21 hours ago
Marsha D replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Yes. The literature refers to post stroke apathy and depression."
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Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
" Good point, Marsha. The question to ask is: Is his apathy depression-based or caused by damaged brain cells? Rachel "
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Kathy 12 hours ago. 8207 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

Financial ups and downs of caregiving (Tips)

Started by Theresa Loder in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Kathy 21 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hello Friends Do you have any stories about how you are handling the financial aspects of of caregiving...or what is not covered by insurance, how difficult it is to get help or qualify for different…Continue

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Frustration with Friends and Family

Started by Grace Nubile in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Debra Craig on Sunday. 20 Replies

Joe had a stroke a few months ago, he is suffering from aphasia and Apraxia and cannot speak, he can understand and he recognizes everyone.  No friends and family will go visit him because "its…Continue

Say it isn't so.....

Started by Julie Stoneberger in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Debra Craig on Thursday. 28 Replies

Just don't know where to begin - the home health speech came last week, spent 20min with my Dad, gave him 1 bite of applesauce, asked him a few questions and concluded that he would not be getting…Continue

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Thank God every day

Posted by Jan K on September 29, 2014 at 6:13pm 0 Comments

My husband had his first stroke 10/8/13. It looked like a stroke so I called 911. The neurologist thought it was a tia because everything seemed to come back within an hour. The scan showed differently. They ran other tests and found a hole in his heart. They signed us up for a study so we could hopefully get it closed. Jeff was the perfect candidate - he was 52, his last physical a year prior had awesome results, and he had no prior medical issues. When we were in the process of being…

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Medulary Stroke- very different syptoms

Posted by Angela Cornes on September 22, 2014 at 7:22pm 0 Comments

My husband (boyfriend of 2 years at the time) had a left medullary stroke 13 months ago. He had every symptom of Wallenberg's Syndrome and was in Neuro ICU for 13 days. He was 50 and I 36.  I was by his side 20 hours a day to be there when the Dr.s made rounds. Over saw every test, therapy session, and bathed him. Fast forward to today: he has recovered 85%. He still has to check his balance on occasion because of pain or numbness in his right leg. He has nerve pain on the left side of his…

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Lost with no idea where else to turn

Posted by Justine Arnold on September 16, 2014 at 11:13am 2 Comments

I am 34 years old and just graduated college to become a teacher. I still have my certification test to take but cannot find the mindset to complete them. My husband had his stroke last year at the age of 28. They have not found the cause of the stroke and he continues to have what he calls brain fog or dizziness that has hindered his ability to work or dive. Doctors do not know the origin of these symptoms and continue to release us from their care despite the fact that since his original…

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Where to start

Posted by Annalene Pretorius on September 16, 2014 at 7:22am 3 Comments

So I just need to ask where do I start, my mom had a minor stroke a week ago (tia) and her speech is effected in a way that she sometimes can't remember the words or cant get the words out or get them switched around. But now she also gets confused and disorientated. What do I do how do I start? I work full time and She can't drive in the state she is in at the moment. Please help

 
 
 

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