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
I've pretty much gotten transferring my mom from bed to wheelchair, wheelchair to recliner, etc. down pat. However over the past several months, different PT's have all told me that their ways were…Continue
Hi,First time writting. My husband had his stroke 11 years ago, I have been his full time caregiver ever since. We will be married 46 years come February. Every day is like a game, whats that one…Continue
Was just curious as to any of you have had any of these personality traits show up after your loved one's stroke(s).There are times when my Mom's memory is spot on - especially when she gets visitors…Continue
My name is Darryl Brown. My wife of 44 just had a stroke in November. Left brain stroke with aprxia. So far every Dr weve seen has said the same thing. That they are amazed at the progress she has made considering how strong the stoke was. So In the big picture, she is doing very well. However, they say we only have 12 months from the date or the stroke (Nov 20, 2014), for the "learning again process" to happen at a reletively quick pace. At that point it slows down considerably. If she is…Continue
In 2004 my Mom, Liz was diagnosed with diabetic retinapathy She had just retired from being a nursing assistant, at the county care facility. She has worked there since the 90's. I was 22. Gradually over the years I learned what she did and didn't need help with and she was still quite independent. She cooked her meals, did laundry and was able to care for herself and her own hygiene.
In 2013, she had a mini stroke or a TIA, and with the help of occupational and physical therapy she…Continue
My family was hit by another devastating stroke this past weekend. My mother's youngest sister fell and couldn't get up for sometime. Her speech was not garbled but her voice was very different. She refused to seek medical attention until many hours later. Too late for tPA. So very sad. My mom is beside herself; it was four years ago that my father experienced a week of stroke events-- an ischemic stroke followed by a hemorrhagic. My mom is now terminally ill with cancer so cannot travel…Continue