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6 hours ago
Jayaprakash S replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Dear All, Thank you for all your support, prayer and listening. May God give us strength."
8 hours ago
Laura Martin posted a discussion

getting stroke victim to eat

My dad had a hemorrhagic stroke on left side of brain 2 1/2 weeks ago. The tubes have been out of him for a week but he won't eat for nurses. He will for my sister but just a little. He doesn't really like soup and I guess always been eating is one pudding and a coffee a day. I live in Dallas and he's in San Antonio so I'm taking work off again to go down there to try to get him to eat and release my sister whohas been going nonstop and has 2 boys..one with autism.
15 hours ago
Donna Vanzant replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Jayaprakash S...so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you & your family. "
yesterday
Wendy Little replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Laura, In reading your story just now I think I'm with some the others in saying that maybe you shouldn't move him. I'm sorry that I don't have any suggestions either--I will, however, pray for you and am sending you a…"
yesterday
Wendy Little replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Thank you, Rachel. I am trying to accept that I can't change certain things. But it's hard, as you said. My love for Paul is what keeps me going (and his love for me)...he keeps me laughing as much as possible and I him. :-)  "
yesterday
Wendy Little replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I am so very sorry, Jayaprakash! I am praying for you and am sending you a virtual hug!  "
yesterday
Wendy Little replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"That's kind of why I joined this "family", so I can let go of some of my fears. Paul has taught me how to use his shotgun; he said that, unlike his pistol, with my eyesight all I'd have to do is point and…"
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Jayaprakash S 8 hours ago. 8367 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

getting stroke victim to eat

Started by Laura Martin in Tell Your Story, Get Support 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

My dad had a hemorrhagic stroke on left side of brain 2 1/2 weeks ago. The tubes have been out of him for a week but he won't eat for nurses. He will for my sister but just a little. He doesn't…Continue

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Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Marsha D on Sunday. 707 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

anniversary for strokes?

Started by Jan K in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Debra Craig Oct 11. 3 Replies

My husband knows the dates of his strokes. Today is the mid-day between his two strokes. I didn't bring it up but simply mentioned, "You've come along way baby!" He responded,"So have you." He still…Continue

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Lonely and confused

Posted by Mary on October 19, 2014 at 4:13pm 0 Comments

Hi, my name is Mary. My husband Tom has a bad stroke 4 years ago. He has aphasia and apraxia. He is right side affected. I have always visiting this site but have not shared our story. I am 57 and Tom will be 59. We have been married for 37 yrs. in Nov. I feel so lonely and scared. The communication is so difficult. He just ignores me. I have tried to do the best job I could. I left my job because they wouldn't let him come home unless he had 24/7 care. He can drive. I had both vehicles… Continue

I got sick and needed help

Posted by Erin on October 18, 2014 at 9:24am 0 Comments

Yesterday morning I woke up with the worst abdominal pain.  I was in so much pain I couldn't get out of bed.  I tried and I felt like I was going to pass out. I was dizzy, weak, and felt like throwing up.  The only thought running through my head was that I couldn't take care of Mark.  My husband couldn't take care of me and I couldn't help him out of bed. I know we have all felt this at some point and it's scary.  We needed help.

We called his Dad... no answer.  We called his mom...…

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Dodging Conversation

Posted by Elizabeth on October 5, 2014 at 10:36pm 1 Comment

Last week my husband started a full garbled conversation in the middle of the night. I couldn't understand what he was talking about, in part because his speech is still very slurred combined with me waking from basically a dead sleep. Since it is rare for me to be able to get any sleep these days I told him to just try to close his eyes, relax & get some sleep. About 4hrs later I finally had to get up from my air mattress in his room to sleep in my bedroom. I am still sleeping here &… Continue

Thank God every day

Posted by Jan K on September 29, 2014 at 6:13pm 0 Comments

My husband had his first stroke 10/8/13. It looked like a stroke so I called 911. The neurologist thought it was a tia because everything seemed to come back within an hour. The scan showed differently. They ran other tests and found a hole in his heart. They signed us up for a study so we could hopefully get it closed. Jeff was the perfect candidate - he was 52, his last physical a year prior had awesome results, and he had no prior medical issues. When we were in the process of being…

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