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Theresa Loder replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"That is so true about the different drugs.. Rachel Rick was on many different drugs and his new doctor took him off several of them.. You do have to question them.. After ricks recent trip being in the hospital and re hab , they added a bunch of new…"
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Diane S. commented on Kathy Swanson's blog post Acceptance
"Kathy, I totally understand where you are coming from, as I am there too. Acceptance is very hard, and heartbreaking but kudos to you for going forward with the next phase! I am trying too... Stay strong!"
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Stella K. commented on Kathy Swanson's blog post Acceptance
"Amen ! I agree that is the best way to deal with life as it is now. Now if I could just do the same. Good Luck, Stella"
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Diane Bianculli replied to Grace Nubile's discussion Frustration with Friends and Family
"Hi Grace and Michelle One thing we find out during these journey is that family members cn be so selfish. It's lonely and heartbreaking for us.  My boyfriend is 53 and in a facility with old people.  thank God its a great…"
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Michelle Fowler replied to Grace Nubile's discussion Frustration with Friends and Family
"I'm so sorry. My mom had a stroke and some relatives excuses for not visiting are actually "I want to just remember her how she was" Really? So you don't plan to be there for her because it will affect how you remember her?…"
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Theresa Loder 4 hours ago. 7942 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

Frustration with Friends and Family

Started by Grace Nubile in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Diane Bianculli yesterday. 3 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

Depression

Started by Linda Smyth in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Diane Bianculli Aug 11. 12 Replies

Yesterday my husband was so depressed about not being able to walk again and never going to drive. It has been 14 mo since he had a stroke that paralized his right side. Most days he has a good…Continue

Oh Happy Day

Started by Julie Stoneberger in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Dee Aug 10. 3 Replies

The speech therapist had dinner with my Dad tonight and decided it was time to put him on regular food/diet. He still needs liquids a little thickened. He was so excited he ate an apple to…Continue

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Acceptance

Posted by Kathy Swanson on August 19, 2014 at 3:00am 3 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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Dale's Story.

Posted by angel alves on July 8, 2014 at 6:46pm 4 Comments

August 19, 2013 our lives changed forever. My boyfriend of 12 years was turning off the lamp in our room. I was reading a book so I was not paying attention to him. I heard some noise and asked him what he was doing. He didn't respond so I glanced over and he was looking at me strange and the t.v. was tipping over. I asked him again and I knew something was terribly wrong with him. I tried to lay him down on the floor, because he was standing there very stiff. I had to make a choice, leave…

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