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Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"From Rachel -- Laura, what an awful situation! Because I know so little about heart disease, I Googled "ejection fraction 20%" And this popped under "ejection fraction 20% prognosis" This research is saying that 26% of those in…"
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Laura Starkey replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Hi Shari,  To answer your question, in March 2014, my husband had an ultrasound which showed ejection fraction of 20%. Once the Palliative care nurses/doctor found out that, they strongly suggested Hospice care. Since that time, his fatigue…"
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Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"GOOD RANT, DONNA! One thing, dear, you sped way too fast through the part about the "cervical cancer and needed a total hysterectomy." That -- all by itself -- deserves its own separate rant. Have you buried YOUR fears and discomforts…"
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Donna Allen replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"It is so hard to know what to do in so many of these situations.  There is never anything 'normal' about post-stroke and it's hard to know at what point to call in professional help.  This group here is so helpful.  I…"
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Angie Vazquez commented on Kathy Swanson's blog post Acceptance
"As I sit here tonight and read all the comments and advice I realize how much a stroke hits not only the person but also the spouse.  It's like  both of us had a stroke.  Thinking on everything that we must partake and endure…"
20 hours ago
Kathy replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Good information, Diane.  Thank you!  We are going to look at some possibilities tomorrow."
20 hours ago
Deborah B. Morgan replied to Deborah B. Morgan's discussion Overwhelmed
"Marsha D, my father is a veteran and we may be able to go through the VA here locally to find some assistance.  But, as we live in a very small town, there is no agency on aging.  I will certainly look into care from the VA for him.…"
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Rachel Fischoff 59 minutes ago. 7983 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

Overwhelmed

Started by Deborah B. Morgan in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Deborah B. Morgan yesterday. 4 Replies

I am a stroke survivor who is also a caregiver to my husband and father (both are stroke survivors in worse shape than I am) and to my mother who has multiple health issues.  My sister and brother…Continue

Not wanting to go anywhere

Started by Ragenia Douglas in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Marsha D yesterday. 2 Replies

I can't get my husband to go anywhere.  He just watches tv all day.  I get very depressed at times.  He walks very well even though its slow and my kids bought him a scooter for fathers day.  If I…Continue

I hate these awful medications!

Started by DI in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Linda Smyth yesterday. 7 Replies

Good Morning everyone!I know I have not been on much lately but things just are such a mess right now.  I have been following everyone and want to thank all of you for your stories.  Be they good,…Continue

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Acceptance

Posted by Kathy Swanson on August 19, 2014 at 3:00am 11 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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