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Allen replied to Allen's discussion Getting frustrated with incontinence care.
"Thanks for the replies. The panties are working. I asked her if she likes the idea. She nodded yes. I think it was the idea of how she looked. I wish the protective underwear would be absorbent enough we did try them awhile back. Thanks Again.Al"
Tara Marie Smith replied to Allen's discussion Getting frustrated with incontinence care.
"My husband found the diapers very uncomfortable.  Once we switched to the disposable underwear, he did much better . "
Tara Marie Smith replied to Rebecca's discussion Queasy Question
"It's awkward either way.  Most times I announce myself and we use the men's room. Because my husband needs help we are always in the handicap stall.  Once behind the door,  no one even knows I'm there.  Thankfully…"
Tara Marie Smith commented on Barbara Swartz's blog post Grocery Store Trip First Day Back Home
"Sounds like our trips out.  My husband is in a wheelchair.  He has full movement on his left side and limited movement on his right side.  Every trip to the store is an adventure.  And much slower than it use to be.  He is…"
Barbara Swartz replied to Todd's discussion Depression
"Your brother in law and niece should get therapy for themselves.  To learn to cope with your sister and the situation.  Not much you can do for your sister. Go to therapist yourself to learn what little you might be able to do to encourage…"
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Allen replied to Allen's discussion Getting frustrated with incontinence care.
"I'll give it a try. Im tieing her sweat pants tighter during the day. So far that is helping. I'll try putting panties on her tonight. Thanks"
Barbara Lambert replied to Rebecca's discussion Queasy Question
"99% of the time I just use the ladies bathroom. I know some women go into the men's bathroom and they announce at the door that they are coming in, in some fashion. "


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Getting frustrated with incontinence care.

Started by Allen in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Allen yesterday. 3 Replies

Hello everyone. Im having a problem with my wife not keeping her diaper on. Soon as im not keeping an eye on her she un tapes the tabs. Then it causes leaks and extra wash for me to do. She is non…Continue

Queasy Question

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

Please let me know what I am supposed to do if we are in a public place and David has to use the bathroom, but a *unisex* restroom is not provided?I have to entirely assist him with this, but I…Continue


Started by Todd in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Barbara Swartz yesterday. 5 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


Grocery Store Trip First Day Back Home

Posted by Barbara Swartz on September 10, 2016 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

He came home from rehab at 10:30, by 2:20 we were out the door.  Had to pick up his prescriptions.  And needed to get some food he could eat.  It was a two hour adventure.  Steve held onto and steared cart with right hand.  We went very slow.  Luckily the parking lot has wide spaces.  And extra wide  between lanes.  So I was only sort of  thinking of getting the car out of the parking space without hitting a car.  But the trip. was stressful.  Can't wait till I can leave Steve at home and go…


Four Years And Counting

Posted by Kathy Swanson on August 18, 2016 at 11:00pm 7 Comments

It's been four years since my husband's devastating stroke that changed our lives forever. I no longer know how to feel. The day to day of caring for a quadriplegic is exhausting and never ending. I have no friends or family left. We are the forgotten. Good help is non existent. He has become my child looking to me for all the answers and I don't have them. I decide when he eats, drinks, baths, and when he goes to the bathroom. I give him his meds and injections I change his… Continue

Just Joined

Posted by Andy on August 11, 2016 at 1:38am 0 Comments

Hi.  My name is Andy.  I am 58.  My Mum had a stroke some time between Christmas 2014 and New Year's Eve.  She was discharged to palliative 'end of life' care after a few weeks in hospital.  I got her fast-tracked to a really nice nursing home near her friends, neighbours, family, and ex-colleagues so that we could all say goodbye to her in the last few days of her life.

That was a year and seven months ago.  She is still alive.  She can't speak, or move.  She is in constant pain from…


Growing up by force

Posted by Eric on August 8, 2016 at 4:05pm 1 Comment

Hello, i am 17, 9 months ago my mother had a massive stroke to date she is unable to walk, complete sentences or move the affected side.

She had an alcoholic boyfriend who relapsed on the same day she had a stroke. With him in a constant stupor i was suddenly alone responsible for all of my mothers affairs as well as my schooling and taking care of her fast forward 2 months of her boyfriend drinking nonstop and not lifting a finger to help

I rode my bike 8 miles daily to see my mom on… Continue

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