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
Hi,First time writting. My husband had his stroke 11 years ago, I have been his full time caregiver ever since. We will be married 46 years come February. Every day is like a game, whats that one…Continue
One thing that seems like it is talked about, but isn't EXACTLY talked about is retrofitting a house for someone either recovering from or has progressed to the point where certain things like…Continue
Hello Fellow Caregivers,It's been awhile since I've been on the site. I have a full plate right now and just don't have time to respond to any of the threads posted. Taking care of a loved one can be…Continue
In 2004 my Mom, Liz was diagnosed with diabetic retinapathy She had just retired from being a nursing assistant, at the county care facility. She has worked there since the 90's. I was 22. Gradually over the years I learned what she did and didn't need help with and she was still quite independent. She cooked her meals, did laundry and was able to care for herself and her own hygiene.
In 2013, she had a mini stroke or a TIA, and with the help of occupational and physical therapy she…Continue
My family was hit by another devastating stroke this past weekend. My mother's youngest sister fell and couldn't get up for sometime. Her speech was not garbled but her voice was very different. She refused to seek medical attention until many hours later. Too late for tPA. So very sad. My mom is beside herself; it was four years ago that my father experienced a week of stroke events-- an ischemic stroke followed by a hemorrhagic. My mom is now terminally ill with cancer so cannot travel…Continue
I married my husband in 1973. He was 23 & I was 19. We were your average couple and had three children together. Life was tough especially during all the job layoffs in the 80's. I even went back to school & eventually got my own job to help our growing family.
Stroke was something I only thought happened to "old" people. I had no idea. In 2011 my husband woke up one morning with the right side of his face drooping. I looked at him and questioned "What's wrong with your face…Continue