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Struggling to deal with my mother's hemorrhagic stroke

Hi all.I'm glad to have found this community and I'm hoping that speaking with others who are well versed in this could help me.  This all started with my 70 yr old mother having a broken leg which required surgery in October (bad tibial plateau fracture).  Over all she healed well, but was very slowly making gains in PT.  We suspect that due to her decreased activity, she developed a DVT at some point.  About 12 days ago, she was diagnosed with a massive pulmonary embolism (saddle thrombus). …See More
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Struggling to deal with my mother's hemorrhagic stroke

Started by Aurora Sochan in Tell Your Story, Get Support 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi all.I'm glad to have found this community and I'm hoping that speaking with others who are well versed in this could help me.  This all started with my 70 yr old mother having a broken leg which…Continue

Day 1

Started by Trish in Tell Your Story, Get Support Jan 9. 0 Replies

Today is the first day that my husband will be coming home after 28 days in the hospital and acute rehab. I'm so happy that he is alive. I have a lot to learn.

Struggling with the anger and irrationality from my mother

Started by Michelle in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Barbara Pollard-Simmons Jan 7. 1 Reply

My mother had a stroke 3 years ago , and from that day she has never been the same. I knew things would change and that I would have to be patient when learning about her triggers that would lead to…Continue

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Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Louise Sonnet Jan 6. 1194 Replies

This is a place to introduce yourself to the community. Share a little background about your situation and tell other caregivers your loved one’s stroke story. Talk about what interests you most…Continue

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I can't believe this

Posted by Marion Swan on January 15, 2018 at 2:24pm 0 Comments

I just finished writing a fairly long post, but lost it when I answered a prompt to change some of my settings. I'm in a state of shock and am too tired to re-enter what I typed. I'll be back in a day or two and try to share all over again.

I need help! -- I found my long and rambling post. Thank you, God!

Posted by Marion Swan on January 15, 2018 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

I find myself doing whatever I can to run away from dealing with my husband's stroke. Despite the fact that I have a ton to learn, I just started reading the stroke info I received from the stroke.org. All he wants to talk to me about is coming home. We've had countless conversations about him coming home (including one just a short while ago) and he can't accept the fact that he's not strong enough. I suffer from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia and I don't have the energy for conversations…

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Mother managing and now spouse has TIA and has memory and speech problems

Posted by Belinda on December 22, 2017 at 3:53pm 0 Comments

Many challenges and I am not sure I am up to the task.  My 75 year old husband suffered a TIA or so the doctors think back in February.  I had noticed a change in facial expression and then the memory loss.  He will ask me the same question 5 or 6 times.  I have tried to get him to go to a neurologist and get psych testing and he did go today but refused to finish the test after about an hour. It is a 3 to 4 hour process.  I feel so resentful as I don't know how to help him.  I have given…

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Thankful

Posted by Kathy Swanson on November 22, 2017 at 5:31pm 1 Comment

At this time of year I like to reflect on what I have to be thankful for.

I know people feel sorry for me because of my husband's devastating stroke. I have struggled with our limitations also but I am thankful that it has made us stronger. So here is my list.

1. Thankful that the stroke did not destroy my husband's beautiful brain. He is totally cognitive.

2. Thankful we have had the last five plus years to become closer than we ever were.

3. Thankful we haven't been in the… Continue
 
 
 

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