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Apr 9
Kathy replied to Diane S.'s discussion Goodbye, and thank you!
"Hi Diane, Being one of the more long-lasting members of this group (Joe's stroke was in 2011) I remember when you posted the "How's your Day Going?" and remember all the responses that came from that post.  As I haven't…"
Apr 9
Kathy replied to Diane Bianculli's discussion 7 years post stroke
"So happy to hear your good news.  "
Apr 9
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Apr 9
N Hansen replied to N Hansen's discussion Questions about benefits
"Thank you so much, Rita! I am excited that mom will be getting therapy but nervous that she won't improve enough to continue. How quickly did your dad show improvement with therapy? Thank you for your prayers. I will pray for you and your dad…"
Apr 6
Rita replied to N Hansen's discussion Questions about benefits
"My Dad had his stroke March 13 of 2017. He has been through a lot, but to make a long story short, he has done in house therapy,he is now doing out patient therapy, and after asking a lot of questions he is now getting some speech we didn’t…"
Apr 6
Diane Bianculli replied to Diane Bianculli's discussion 7 years post stroke
"Wishing your mom continued improvement. We are elated! 7 years have passed and he is scratching his leg which had no feeling for 7 very long years. Believe in miracles. They happen. Please dont give up"
Apr 5
N Hansen posted a discussion

Questions about benefits

Hello,Nancy in the USA here. My mom had two strokes, hemorrhagic and ischemic, back in August/September, 2018, and has been bedridden and barely speaking for 6 months.Fast forward to now, and she is finally showing signs of improvement: she is able to tolerate a wheelchair well (still transferred by hoyer lift, though), somewhat able to stand with support, and talking more and more each day. She was formerly on hospice, but now the hospice team is recommending that we drop the hospice benefit…See More
Apr 5

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Goodbye, and thank you!

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Kathy Apr 9. 3 Replies

I found this site in 2012, after my husband's stroke in 2010 -- and thought, thank heavens! there is support out there! But it was very inactive then, I started a "How's Your Day Going?" discussion…Continue

7 years post stroke

Started by Diane Bianculli in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Kathy Apr 9. 3 Replies

My boyfriend 7 years post massive hemorrhagic stroke, has started moving his paralyzed left leg, and bending the knee 2 days ago.  yesterday he regained feeling in his foot. With God all things are…Continue

Questions about benefits

Started by N Hansen in Care Strategies. Last reply by N Hansen Apr 6. 2 Replies

Hello,Nancy in the USA here. My mom had two strokes, hemorrhagic and ischemic, back in August/September, 2018, and has been bedridden and barely speaking for 6 months.Fast forward to now, and she is…Continue

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Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by D Walker Apr 5. 1232 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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Caregiver for husband, family troubles

Posted by Cindy on February 8, 2019 at 5:05pm 3 Comments

My husband had a frontal lobe stroke three years ago at age 47. He is walking fairly well now, driving but left arm hand not working well. His speech is ok. He has lots of frustrations and anger moments but getting better. His filter is not good and anything could come out of his mouth. My 4 children (13,19,21,26) and I have encountered all kinds interesting things with him. His personality has changed and his is not the same guy. You cannot reason with him. My family especially my sister in… Continue

Feelings of release and connection

Posted by Sue k on November 2, 2018 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

Writing poetic verse helped me cope and allowed me to connect with other caregivers.  As caregivers, we are not alone.

Check out these two books on Amazon.com.   They make great gifts for other caregivers as well.

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Caregiver for ex boyfriend

Posted by June on August 13, 2018 at 2:42pm 0 Comments

June

Hello.

My name is June and I am 73 and retired. Around the 1st or 2nd week of June, 2018, I received a call from my ex boyfriend and he told me he had had a stroke and was in an assisted living facility and ask me to come visit. When I went there later that day, he asked me if he could come stay at my house. I told him yes, and during the next three weeks I visited him every day or two while I was making my final decision.



His stroke was relatively mild and on the… Continue

Husband of a Stroke Victim

Posted by Brayden Christensen on June 6, 2018 at 3:06pm 2 Comments

My name is Brayden Christensen and my wife Christina Macy Christensen turned 39 on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. Instead of enjoying her 2 week old son and adorable daughters, getting a massage and being pampered by her loving husband, she was life flighted to the ICU due to suffering from a stroke related to her pregnancy. The Venous Stroke is caused by a blood clot in the brain. She has two clots and they have affected her ability to speak, respond, move the right side of her body and…

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