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Jan K replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"It's very hard not to see some of the things you've come to love in him. What helped me is looking for the small things I could recognize and trying to make him laugh A LOT. That one helped me as well. My husband would wheel himself out to…"
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Colleen N Foss replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"My husband suffered an ischemic stroke in the basal ganglia right side in the fittest few minutes of 2019. He received TPA and quick emergency care and as a result is making good progress in acute rehab. He will be discharged in the next two days…"
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Brayden Christensen posted a discussion

Free Vacation For Stroke Victims

Anyone know of a company or organizations that offer free vacations for stroke survivors and there caregivers?
Dec 26, 2018
Pastor Louis Santoro posted a discussion

"Christmas Prayer "

Greetings everyone, and a Blessed Christmas to all Caregivers and Victims  May our Lord send His Angels to encamp around all of us, AmenSee More
Dec 21, 2018
jane black replied to jane black's discussion Anger
"Thank you, I’m glad I’m not alone!"
Dec 19, 2018
Kathy Gregg replied to jane black's discussion Anger
"Hi Jane, It's been 2 1/2 years for me and I do feel anger so much.  The holidays only seem to make it harder.  I did see a counselor for a while and that did wonders for me, but she moved to away for her spouse's job and I simply…"
Dec 19, 2018

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Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Jan K 23 hours ago. 1227 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

Free Vacation For Stroke Victims

Started by Brayden Christensen in Tell Your Story, Get Support Dec 26, 2018. 0 Replies

Anyone know of a company or organizations that offer free vacations for stroke survivors and there caregivers?

"Christmas Prayer "

Started by Pastor Louis Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support Dec 21, 2018. 0 Replies

Greetings everyone, and a Blessed Christmas to all Caregivers and Victims  May our Lord send His Angels to encamp around all of us, AmenContinue

Anger

Started by jane black in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by jane black Dec 19, 2018. 2 Replies

I get so angry with my husband.  It’s like he is totally unaware of my life and what I have to take care of for myself, not to mention caring for him.  I was so nice for the first few months after…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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