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Abandoned..Where is everyone??

What happens to the families, friends etc?  Can anyone shed some light on this.  When the stroke victim initally has a stroke it seems like everyone is there..praying, visiting, offering help, crying with you, calling you, promising you the world.  Well it's almost 2 years since my boyfriend Warren had a stroke and there is almost NO ONE there for him.  He has a sickly, frail 83 year old father who will answer the phone and talk to Warren when he calls.  Otherwise there is really no one else…See More
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Donna Allen replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Thank you all, for your wise advice, and yes, it's easier said than done....but I am trying.  :)"
18 hours ago
Teresa V replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"   Donna,    As a nurse I want to say, Please, Please, follow the doctor's orders. Call on others to help you. Your health is paramount. The hubby will just have to deal with others being around. He may huff and puff but he…"
19 hours ago
Mary Ann replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Donna, if he ends up on the floor again you call someone to help.  I was so worried about adhesions.  No discussions on what he does or does not want!   Like Rachel said it is Donna time."
20 hours ago
Donna Allen replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Yes, Marsha - you are lucky you didn't start to hemorrhage after that!  Wouldn't it be nice to have a supportive partner during these tough times?  Never seems to work that way, does it?  I have heard horror stories about…"
20 hours ago
Donna Allen replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Thanks, Mary Ann, and you are absolutely right.  Doc said no driving for 2 weeks, no lifting over 5 pounds or 6 weeks and no work for 6 weeks, etc, just as you said.  I had the old fashioned kind of surgery with a bikini cut but it's…"
20 hours ago
Marsha D replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Donna, please head Mary Ann's advice.  I had a hysterectomy in the old days.  I was divorced and my household consisted of my preteen son and me.  I intentionally scheduled it during the holidays when I knew my family would be in…"
21 hours ago

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Abandoned..Where is everyone??

Started by Diane Bianculli in Tell Your Story, Get Support 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

What happens to the families, friends etc?  Can anyone shed some light on this.  When the stroke victim initally has a stroke it seems like everyone is there..praying, visiting, offering help, crying…Continue

How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Donna Allen 18 hours ago. 7996 Replies

This is the place to share your thoughts and tell us all how your day is going!I am so glad so many people have come back to this site and new people have joined since I posted this original…Continue

Overwhelmed

Started by Deborah B. Morgan in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Theresa Loder yesterday. 5 Replies

I am a stroke survivor who is also a caregiver to my husband and father (both are stroke survivors in worse shape than I am) and to my mother who has multiple health issues.  My sister and brother…Continue

Not wanting to go anywhere

Started by Ragenia Douglas in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Marsha D on Tuesday. 2 Replies

I can't get my husband to go anywhere.  He just watches tv all day.  I get very depressed at times.  He walks very well even though its slow and my kids bought him a scooter for fathers day.  If I…Continue

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Acceptance

Posted by Kathy Swanson on August 19, 2014 at 3:00am 11 Comments

I let my husband die finally. The man I married 39 years ago, my partner, my best friend, my lover and the father of my child. I accept I will never see him again.

I decided to accept the man he is today and to not to dwell on what I lost but what I have today. It has been two years since his stroke and I am tired of trying to make him well when that is never going to happen.

Instead of concentrating on his illness we are going to take back our lives. We are going out to eat,…

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New Stroke becomes new worries..s

Posted by angel alves on August 1, 2014 at 2:40am 2 Comments

So Saturday Dale had another stroke. His INR was therapeutic and they now want his INR to be 300 for therapeutic. I'm so overwhelmed with my own emotions on top of trying to help him with his. I'm scared I'm going to lose him if we can figure out what is causing this or what we can do to prevent it.

My strong independent 65 yr old mother!

Posted by Yessica Ayala Vicente on July 17, 2014 at 9:44am 9 Comments

Hello everyone! My name is Yessica, I am new to the site, I am here looking for support and to educate myself so that I can care better for my mother who had a stroke almost a month ago. All this is new to me, but I want to learn as much as I can so that I can help my mother recover. I would also like to give support to others, let them know, they are not alone, we are all here to help each other in one way or another.  So here is my story....  

 

On June 20, 2014 ... we were…

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Dale's Story.

Posted by angel alves on July 8, 2014 at 6:46pm 4 Comments

August 19, 2013 our lives changed forever. My boyfriend of 12 years was turning off the lamp in our room. I was reading a book so I was not paying attention to him. I heard some noise and asked him what he was doing. He didn't respond so I glanced over and he was looking at me strange and the t.v. was tipping over. I asked him again and I knew something was terribly wrong with him. I tried to lay him down on the floor, because he was standing there very stiff. I had to make a choice, leave…

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