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Oh Happy Day

The speech therapist had dinner with my Dad tonight and decided it was time to put him on regular food/diet. He still needs liquids a little thickened. He was so excited he ate an apple to celebrate!! Just had to share.See More
29 minutes ago
Alicia Lopez replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Mary Ann, thank you! I constantly ask him when his birthday is, his full name and if he remembers things from the past.  I hadn't thought about keeping him active because I thought I couldn't push him to do too much at first.…"
3 hours ago
Mary Ann replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Alicia, welcome to the site.  We are all at different spots now, but this is the place to be for help with coping, answers to concerns and an outlet for venting.  I guess this has been a fairly recent stroke.  Remember that there is…"
3 hours ago
Alicia Lopez replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Art and I met while in HS, he being 2 years older than I and my older sisters' friend.  After he left HS, we lost contact with him.  4 years ago we became in contact via FB thru our HS page and started dating almost immediately.…"
4 hours ago
Donna Vanzant replied to Julie Stoneberger's discussion Feeding tube suggestions
"Julie... My husband hated taking any of his meds but one in particular because it was huge. I crushed it and used applesauce, yogurt, pudding etc. to help him get it down. He cooperated for the most part but we often got into a heated discussion…"
7 hours ago
Marsha D replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Teresa, what a beautiful cake and what a beautiful friend.  Shari, I'm so glad you've found an activity that Al might enjoy"
8 hours ago
Alisa replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Teresa, That was so sweet of your friend. Loved the picture of the two of you. :)"
9 hours ago
Yessica Ayala Vicente commented on Yessica Ayala Vicente's blog post My strong independent 65 yr old mother!
"Hello Marsha, Thank you, God bless you dear. Its been a tough journey but God is good .. He will get us through this ... thanks for your advise, have a blessed day!"
10 hours ago

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Oh Happy Day

Started by Julie Stoneberger in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression 29 minutes ago. 0 Replies

The speech therapist had dinner with my Dad tonight and decided it was time to put him on regular food/diet. He still needs liquids a little thickened. He was so excited he ate an apple to…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Alicia Lopez 3 hours ago. 655 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

Feeding tube suggestions

Started by Julie Stoneberger in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Donna Vanzant 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

We are in the process of having my Dad to start taking his meds orally instead of through the feeding tube. He needs them crushed and tells us they are gross. We have tried in yogurt, applesauce.…Continue

How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Marsha D 8 hours ago. 7822 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

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My strong independent 65 yr old mother!

Posted by Yessica Ayala Vicente on July 17, 2014 at 9:44am 7 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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