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Marsha D replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Lauda, did you place your husband because of the abuse or because of other issues? If due to abuse, what was the process you went through?"
20 hours ago
Lauda Lacayo Gilman replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Shari, I am a visitor to this site as my husband had a stroke five years ago. I have posted a few time about how I had to put him in a care facility because he was abusive. I know what you are going through and my heart goes out to you. I hope you…"
20 hours ago
Marcia J. Long replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I hope AL is okay with the plan too. He may enjoy whatever attn the nurses give him, whether medical or just conversational. Hopefully he's in agreement with this too! We're all praying for you!"
yesterday
Donna Allen replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Shari, ditto what Debra and Louise said.  I'm so glad you are at least getting something of a break.  Take care of YOU for a while and praying for you always."
yesterday
Louise Sonnet replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
" Shari, so happy for you to be able to get a rest. Make sure you rest and not try to do much of anything if you can help it! "
yesterday
Debra Craig replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I am so glad for you Shari! Hang in there and get all the rest you can. Praying God will continue to give you strength and you are in our prayers each day! "
yesterday
Shari replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I'm hanging on. He will go into a nursing home next Friday til the 10th while I go on respite. Maybe it will give me strength!"
yesterday
Cindy Krasinski replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Hi, I did a little research on line as I'm not familiar with all of this and Marsha is absolutely correct.   It would be terrific if some medical agency or doctor could lift the decision from Shari's shoulders and have Al put…"
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Marsha D 20 hours ago. 9412 Replies

This is the place to share your thoughts and tell us all how your day is going!Original message dated 06/12/12:I must admit, when I found out about this Careliving site, I had such high hopes. Wow, a…Continue

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Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Irmy M on Wednesday. 763 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

Help with coping

Started by Vivian S. Herrera in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Pastor Louis A. Santoro on Monday. 12 Replies

What sort of advice can someone give me about coping with my current situation? My husband suffered a massive stroke in April of 2014. I'm the caregiver, nurse, doctor etc... He's homebound, under my…Continue

Yelling Out My Name

Started by Vivian S. Herrera in Tell Your Story, Get Support Apr 2. 0 Replies

What to do when Hubby is always calling out my name continuously and there is really not anything that is required of me when it comes right down to it. I believe he has the mind concept is of a two…Continue

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A time of change

Posted by Barbara on March 2, 2015 at 11:10am 2 Comments

My husband of 41 yrs had a stroke late in January. Working 3rd shift woke to go to work. He said his hand was asleep and left for work. The next morning he came in and said his entire R side was numb and tingly. Went to ER and was told that he had had a stroke. We were in the hospital for 2 days and went home. The next day we went to church to see our oldest daughter and youngest grandson be baptized. During the service Sam had another stroke. Had to call an ambulance this time. Luckily there… 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 …

Posted by Darryl Wesley Brown on February 2, 2015 at 12:53am 3 Comments

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…

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~The Presence of Friendship~

Posted by Michelle McClelland Jenkins on January 24, 2015 at 9:12pm 0 Comments

*(A post that I recently wrote and shared. I found the courage to find the words, not out of my own heartache, but when I had lived it, and lived it long enough to recognize that same heartache in others.)



~The Presence of Friendship~



Gonna get serious for a moment.



I have one objective. And that is a simple question, for us to each ask of ourselves privately.



What kind of friend are we, to our family and friends? Think about it a… 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 …

Posted by Jen on December 12, 2014 at 11:15pm 5 Comments

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…

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