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Barbara Lambert liked Pastor Louis A. Santoro's discussion "What Makes Me Happy"
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Debbie Larsson replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Welcome! The stroke journey is a difficult one for sure, but sounds like your mom has great support in you. Aphasia is very frustrating for the survivor and everyone else. My husband had a massive stroke nearly six years ago. He was 47 at the time…"
7 hours ago
RedPanda64 replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hello everyone.  My Mom had a stroke at age 71, A-FIB, major stroke and has left her unable to speak clearly with severe aphasia.  She knows what she wants to say but can't get the right words out.  I am an only child so…"
9 hours ago
RedPanda64 replied to Pastor Louis A. Santoro's discussion "What Makes Me Happy"
"Hello, Pastor Lou.  I am new to the site so just navigating my way around.  Thank you for your words of wisdom.  My Mom had a stroke at age 71 and asks me everyday "why didn't God take me?"  I told her God…"
9 hours ago
RedPanda64 replied to Kristina Marcum-Kempin's discussion Now what?
"I went through some of that with my Mom (major stroke at age 71) and all I can offer for you as far as advice is to call your local Agency on Aging.  They gave me a lot of information and sent someone to the house to discuss free services and…"
9 hours ago
RedPanda64 replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Hello, Diane.  I am really new to this so I'm still finding my way around the site.  My Mom had a stroke at the age of 71.  She was self-sufficient, lived alone, never married.  I am her only child.  This came out of…"
9 hours ago
Marsha D replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Nancy, I agree with Tara.  A week is a long time to have visitors as you care for your husband. If they are flying and cannot change their tickets without penalties, could they stay at a hotel?  The only visitor we've had since my…"
9 hours ago
Debra Craig replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Thanks Nancy, Luckily we don't have to travel. Unfortunately we also are having our fridge going out, of course!! Hopefully we have a close friend of his coming that I can turn to that perhaps he can take him to another room for a while if he…"
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Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Debbie Larsson 7 hours ago. 1010 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 Makes Me Happy"

Started by Pastor Louis A. Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by RedPanda64 9 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi friends, it's Pastor Lou again. You are probably wondering about the title of this discussion, it's not a question, rather it's a statement. What makes me happy is the fact that I still have my…Continue

Now what?

Started by Kristina Marcum-Kempin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by RedPanda64 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi! My name is Kristy K & I am a new member. My father, 73 years old, had a severe stroke in October 2015. He was initially paralized on the right side, but has regained some movement in his…Continue

How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by RedPanda64 9 hours ago. 9908 Replies

This is the place to share your thoughts and tell us all how your day is going!Original message dated 06/12/12:I must admit, when I found out about this Careliving site, I had such high hopes. Wow, a…Continue

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coming up on a year

Posted by Nancy on May 28, 2016 at 8:36am 0 Comments

My brother drove out from California to visit us in Colorado for the 4th of July. As we were getting ready to leave for the mountains he had a sudden severe headache. Because he had a history of Migraines we gave him the appropriate medicine and he went to bed. It wasn't until the next morning that I realized it was a stroke. Against his wishes I called for an ambulance. He was airlifted from the local hospital to Swedish in Denver. I couldn't tell you exactly how long he was in the ICU this…

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My Dad had a Ischemic stroke at the age of 74

Posted by Cheetah Auld on May 13, 2016 at 2:07am 0 Comments

Hi, my dad  suffered a Ischemic stroke at the age of 74. He was on a Ventilator and in ICU for 3 weeks before being transferred to a Rehab facility.

It was quite a severe stroke and he has no feeling on the right side of his body. He can't speak or swallow (sometimes with yogurt / jelly it does work). He is therefore on the tracheotomy at the moment with a stomach peg. 

He is making small progress but I was hoping to find out if anyone knows of a medical forum where I…

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Last night

Posted by China Reyes on April 16, 2016 at 8:22am 1 Comment

OK...I might need a space to vent today.  One of my pet peeves is that my husband doesn't really make an effort to be independent.  There are plenty of things that he can do but chooses not to like getting himself a glass of water.  He is quite capable of walking to the cabinet and reaching for a glass and then filling it up with the water dispenser on the refrigerator door.  But he chooses to ask me to get it for him and always with an excuse at hand...too tired; my leg hurts; it's been a…

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Type A mother gets hit with stroke

Posted by Belinda on February 16, 2016 at 4:24pm 4 Comments

My 82 year old fiercely independent mother suffered a massive stroke that left her with left side neglect which keeps her from ever driving again.  I took her into our house to provide a loving environment in the hopes that she would regain some of her abilities so that she could go home with minimal supervision.  She has been here since January 2 and has difficulty doing tasks that will keep her safe.  She gets stubborn and does things in an unsafe manner.  If it were my child I would grab…

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