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Lillian Valdez replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Sad for you Nicki, I've said it before and I will say it again, living with stroke, loving someone who had a stroke, is not for the faint of heart!  Thinking of your SIL.  Pray.   "
2 hours ago
Nicki thomas replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Lillian, had to laugh, which is good. I too have seen this happen and it's better to shed tears with the laugh! On another note, omg! My sil, the one who has been living with a severe stroke since '99, was put on a feeding tube in May.…"
2 hours ago
Lillian Valdez replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I know right Shari!  And you should see him stuff it in his mouth and then choke and cough because sugar seems to mess up his swallowing........ I find sticky pieces all over the floor because his mouth doesn't close all the way on the…"
3 hours ago
Cindi Stecker replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Rachel, thanks for your words and I am definitely glad I joined... my family and friends are so well meaning, but they don't have a clue.  How could they?  I knew I wasn't alone, but I felt so alone.  I have gotten some…"
4 hours ago
Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Cindi, The first months are so hard.  You are not alone.  We have all experienced those frustrations, that craziness and the impossible scheduling of the early months. Slowly, slowly things will sort out.  You've made a good…"
4 hours ago
Cindi Stecker replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Right now, because I'm only 2 months into this with my husband, my days are all the same.  Some very bright spots, but mostly fear and frustration.  Oh, and exhaustion.  I'm still trying to get used to our new reality.....…"
4 hours ago
Shari replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I had to laugh: candy from the dollar store !!"
5 hours ago
Jimmy Emley replied to Jimmy Emley's discussion New Here
"Thank you so much it really means a lot."
6 hours ago

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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Lillian Valdez 2 hours ago. 7837 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

New Here

Started by Jimmy Emley in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Jimmy Emley 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

I am new here and just wanted to join a forum where I could hear from others how they deal with things.  My 63 year old mother suffered a stroke July 10th of this year, the second day in the ICU we…Continue

When Your Husband Acts Like Your Child

Started by Ann Kennedy Gale in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Ann Kennedy Gale 7 hours ago. 9 Replies

I'm new and I posted our story on my Profile Page, so I will try not to repeat myself too much!I have spent my entire working life being a nurse, and a psych nurse at that! I was near retirement and…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Alisa 12 hours ago. 667 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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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 0 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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My 79 year old Independent Mom

Posted by Jody on June 25, 2014 at 6:09am 0 Comments

  My incredibly independent mother(79) had to go in for carotid artery surgery on May 5th, 2014. She had a massive stroke while in operation and is now paralyzed on her right side with no movement for 7 weeks, she also lost her speech but is slowly gaining this back. I care for her so much its absolutely devastating to me to see her like this. She has anger outbursts a lot now and keeps saying No No No when she's upset. Also her good side of her body is always restless, she's constantly…

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Caregiving has a whole new meaning

Posted by Linda Symes on June 11, 2014 at 5:26pm 2 Comments

My husband suffered his second major stroke on Mother's Day.  This stroke affected cognitive skills which has been harder to deal with.  The mood swings, anger and denial are the daily frustrations we deal with.  What makes it harder is that after 46 years of marriage, he never even raised his voice to me, now blow-ups on his part are a daily occurrence.  Some comprehension is coming back slowly but his insistence that he can drive is a major worry.  Especially since the doctors suspended…

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