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Shari replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I truly have given over responsibility to Al to recover or not. He wishes to live his life in a recliner watching NCIS and the like. So be it My move lumbers on. I hired a mover, a clean out person, and had a dumpster delivered. The dumpster people…"
19 hours ago
Shari replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Rachel I wish I had known him. What an interesting person he was! May God give you the strength you need to get through your loss. Shari"
19 hours ago
Rosemary Moran replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Rachel -- So sorry for your loss. But what a wonderful tribute for Stuart.  He was a very accomplished man.  May God grant you peace.  Rosemary"
Donna Allen replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Rachel, I am so sorry to read of your loss and wish there were some profound words I could say that would provide some comfort or take some of your pain away.  Know that you are loved and that we continue to be here for you.  Thank you for…"
Mary Ann replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Grace-Ann, Not surprised you feel this way.  This is a hard season to get through.  We are supposed to feel happy and we aren't.  It appears that the rest of the world is.  Sometimes we just need to retreat.  You gave…"
Gail Palmer commented on Jan K's blog post Thank God every day
"Wow  you are lucky and you have the right attitude. I am learning to stay positive no matter what. Insurance can be so ridiculous. Being a caregiver is the hardest job. I am having financial problems, because I cannot go to work. I have to stay…"
Teresa V replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"    Dear Rachel,         The tribute you wrote for Stuart was beautiful. I was in tears. Your words were so heartfelt. It sounds like he led a remarkable life.         You and your family will be in my thoughts and…"


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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Shari 19 hours ago. 8545 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

Botox injections for the leg

Started by Alisa in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Alisa yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello everyone. I am taking Marcos later this week for his first botox injection for the spasticity in his leg.  I was wondering what to expect, how to help him afterwards etc.Any thoughts, advice in…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Roz kitchner on Monday. 729 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

What we learn about family and friends

Started by Vincent D. in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by JoAnne McArdle on Monday. 89 Replies

My lovely wife, April-47 years old,suffered a massive stroke last August, left mca occlusion. During her initial stay in ICU, her neurologist predicted she would be dead within a few days and many…Continue


Lonely and confused

Posted by Mary on October 19, 2014 at 4:13pm 7 Comments

Hi, my name is Mary. My husband Tom has a bad stroke 4 years ago. He has aphasia and apraxia. He is right side affected. I have always visiting this site but have not shared our story. I am 57 and Tom will be 59. We have been married for 37 yrs. in Nov. I feel so lonely and scared. The communication is so difficult. He just ignores me. I have tried to do the best job I could. I left my job because they wouldn't let him come home unless he had 24/7 care. He can drive. I had both vehicles… Continue

I got sick and needed help

Posted by Erin on October 18, 2014 at 9:24am 3 Comments

Yesterday morning I woke up with the worst abdominal pain.  I was in so much pain I couldn't get out of bed.  I tried and I felt like I was going to pass out. I was dizzy, weak, and felt like throwing up.  The only thought running through my head was that I couldn't take care of Mark.  My husband couldn't take care of me and I couldn't help him out of bed. I know we have all felt this at some point and it's scary.  We needed help.

We called his Dad... no answer.  We called his mom...…


Dodging Conversation

Posted by Elizabeth on October 5, 2014 at 10:36pm 1 Comment

Last week my husband started a full garbled conversation in the middle of the night. I couldn't understand what he was talking about, in part because his speech is still very slurred combined with me waking from basically a dead sleep. Since it is rare for me to be able to get any sleep these days I told him to just try to close his eyes, relax & get some sleep. About 4hrs later I finally had to get up from my air mattress in his room to sleep in my bedroom. I am still sleeping here &… Continue

Thank God every day

Posted by Jan K on September 29, 2014 at 6:13pm 2 Comments

My husband had his first stroke 10/8/13. It looked like a stroke so I called 911. The neurologist thought it was a tia because everything seemed to come back within an hour. The scan showed differently. They ran other tests and found a hole in his heart. They signed us up for a study so we could hopefully get it closed. Jeff was the perfect candidate - he was 52, his last physical a year prior had awesome results, and he had no prior medical issues. When we were in the process of being…


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