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"May marks National Stroke Awareness Month, and this year the National Stroke Association is turning the spotlight on the 10 modifiable risk factors that account for 90% of strokes globally.  Hypertension remains the single most important…"
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"Yeas Shearon, Praise The Lord! Thank God we have him and others , this site, family, friends ,  with us to carry us and sustain us. We know because we know Him and we will follow Him to the point that "This To Will Pass" Glory To God!…"
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Expert Speak

Started by Admin in Topic of the Month. Last reply by Staci Blinn May 17. 45 Replies

This area is for articles by healthcare professionals and other caregiving topic experts, written exclusively for Careliving℠ Community.Continue

"There Is Help Out there"

Started by Pastor Louis Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Pastor Louis Santoro May 11. 2 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

"How Is It Going For You?

Started by Pastor Louis Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Pastor Louis Santoro May 11. 4 Replies

Greetings Everyone, It's Pastor Lou. I really enjoy writing discussions because they help all of us {me included}. Now I don't know about everyone's situation , but I do know mine. This Saturday the…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Gayle Neely May 8. 1206 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


Hello new here

Posted by Gayle Neely on May 9, 2018 at 6:39am 0 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.

Wife of a stroke victim

Posted by Rachael Pelletier on February 26, 2018 at 7:07pm 0 Comments

My husband had a ischemic stroke due to arterial double dissection on December 29th. He is 40 years old and never had health problems previously. He did have a mini TIA on December 19th but no residual effects after. Came home from 4 days in the hospital and was put on high blood pressure and cholesterol meds. The major strokes on December 29th were in the cerebellum.

It was a scary 22 days in the Neuro ICU. His brain had swelling so they removed the bottom of the skull with some dead…


Starting Here.....

Posted by Lauren Dale Patterson on January 26, 2018 at 2:21pm 3 Comments

I am 29 years old,a stay at home mom with 2 daughters ages 8 years and an almost 13 month old.

My dad is 56 years old.(has not missed a day of work for the last 5 years);Lead man(boss) for production line factory; extremely independent, workaholic, motorcycle riding year round, awesome daddy and Granddaddy. My SUPERMAN!

Had an Ischemic Stroke on Easter Sunday 2017.

This was the first time I was in a situation where I needed my daddy for comfort, strength, and support;…


Some folks...

Posted by Trish on January 24, 2018 at 3:01pm 0 Comments

One of my co workers came to me and said oh my goodness you look like you need a hug! You already have two small children and now with your husband suffering a stroke it's just like you have three. People re so crazy.

Today another person asked me how my husband was doing. I told her he had improved greatly and she asked me does the company he worked for pay for his home care. I told her no she shook her head. I said he is alive. He could have been dead. I lost one husband years ago. I'm…


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