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Marsha D replied to IssaBros's discussion After a Stroke
"Welcome to Careliving.  Has your grandmother had any therapy?  My husband's stroke was 3 years ago.  Initially he had no use of left side.  He can now stand on and use left leg.  Although there's still much room…"
5 hours ago
Marsha D replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Anne, It's good to hear that your mother is progressing and that she's jovial with friends.  I'm sorry that your father gets the brunt of her aggression.  Is she at home?  Is your father her primary caregiver?"
5 hours ago
Donna Vanzant replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Louise...I hope your sister-in-law recovers quickly. Prayers! br/> "
17 hours ago
Louise Sonnet replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Yes, the waves keep rolling in and I am trying to stay above water. I am not physically healthy enough to move him on my own. I need aide help and am having a really hard time for anyone to come. "
17 hours ago
Debra Craig replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Hey Shari, My husband did the same thing because he couldn't get it up by himself! I was mortified because I take care of him that way without asking much for myself (since menopause don't need much) but doc convinced him he would die from…"
18 hours ago
Debra Craig replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"OMG! How scary that was about the accident and the possible stroke! Thank God she didn't have a stroke and good that she will be on seizure meds and of course that it wasn't worse. I'm praying for you that you get help, I know it is…"
18 hours ago
Louise Sonnet replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Hi All, It has been a crazy day. I woke up to a phone call from my sister that my brother called and said his wife had a possible seizure/stroke (she was driving at the time) and was rushed by ambulance to the ER. My sister and I went to the…"
18 hours ago
Shari replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Today was interesting: we saw Als doctor for a check up. He asked for Viagra. ( I don't know who he intended to use it with!!). His blood pressure was 91/62 and heart rate elevated. Doctor told him that if he took Viagra he would pass out, and…"
21 hours ago

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After a Stroke

Started by IssaBros in Care Strategies. Last reply by Marsha D 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

HelloMy grandma had a stroke and now she can't mrove her left leg and her left hand.So I want to ask how can I help rehabilitate her limbs and what excersise she must do to move back her limbs. We…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Marsha D 5 hours ago. 747 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

How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Donna Vanzant 17 hours ago. 9314 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

Coping with post-stroke dementia

Started by Mary J. in Care Strategies on Saturday. 0 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm new to the group.My 78-year-old father-in-law had a major stroke a little over 2 years ago that affected the left side of his body. He has been in the hospital and through inpatient…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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