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Profile IconTiffanie, Deb Hartz and Arika Handy joined Careliving Community
Friday
Staci Blinn posted a discussion

Mindful Meditation

We thought this article on Meditation for Caregivers might be helpful to our Careliving Community. It even addresses the issue of finding time for mindful meditation and explains exactly what that is:  http://strokeconnection.strokeassociation.org/Fall-2016/Mindfulness-Meditation-for-Caregivers/See More
Friday
Profile IconSue, Kayla, Carol and 7 more joined Careliving Community
Thursday
Ashlyn replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hi Nancy, I'm glad to hear your mom's pain has improved! I'll be praying for you that all goes well with the move home.  That will be great and hard at the same time but still such a blessing.  My dad was flown by angel air…"
Thursday
N Hansen replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hi Ashlyn, How did your dad's move to Indiana go? Is he making any progress? We will move my mom to my house in two days. The good news on her front is that with constant attention to moving and changing her, her wound is finally getting…"
Thursday
Sue k posted a story

Feelings of release and connection

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. …See More
Nov 2
Patrick replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"My 48 yo wife is >1 year out now from her vertebral artery dissection and resulting cerebellar and stem strokes. She's made an amazing amount of progress but it's been non-stop work and effort on her part. She still has extreme…"
Nov 1
N Hansen replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hi Ashlyn, I'm sorry your dad hasn't made more progress. It's good that he will still have subacute rehab, though, since it seems that it was right when my mom was discharged from subacute that she started progressing, and by that…"
Oct 31

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Mindful Meditation

Started by Staci Blinn in Care Strategies on Friday. 0 Replies

We thought this article on Meditation for Caregivers might be helpful to our Careliving Community. It even addresses the issue of finding time for mindful meditation and explains exactly what that…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Ashlyn on Thursday. 1225 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

This is very hard

Started by Terri R. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Veronica Sep 27. 1 Reply

Hi, everything seems so much harder these days. My journey began more than 20 years ago. We were only 3 years into our marriage when his kidney's failed because of more than 30 years of juvenile…Continue

"There Is Help Out there"

Started by Pastor Louis Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Diane Bianculli Sep 5. 3 Replies

Hi everyone, It's Pastor Lou again praying for all on this site hoping we all can find someone on here that might be going through the same things we are, Thank God we get help from the state that…Continue

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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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Hello new here

Posted by Gayle Neely on May 9, 2018 at 6:39am 2 Comments

Hello. I recently joined. Did anyone read my long introduction thing? I do not understand how this site works. I cannot spend much time here typing things as I have health problems myself. Please read my intro thing. Thanks.

 
 
 

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