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
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
Does anyone have a service dog?Could you give any advice?My husband suffers from seizures due to the stroke leaving a scar on his brain. He's also having anxiety attacks.Who would I contact to get a…Continue
Greetings, we live in Alaska my husband is 2&1/2 yrs post stroke. He has deficits on both sides but mostly his right leg and arm are compromised; he is not walking yet, works hard at therapy, and…Continue
Hello to all of you - stroke victims/caregivers.
My husband (Bill) had a stroke New Years Day 2012. He is paralized on right side with apahasia and ataxia. He was the picture of health. Played golf everyday and went to the doctor every 6 months for checkups. (6'2/195lbs) He was a type A. Always was in control of everything. Today, four years later the only thing he has is his mind. This is very hard for a proud person. But, I have come to love him more today than I did before the…Continue
I have "saved" my mother's life twice now. Once when she was bleeding out from an ulcer. The other was on Jan 29, 2015 at around 1:00pm.
We were sitting in her room having coffee, talking, and laughing away. When my mom started what I thought was "mugging around" we like to do that to make fun of the men in our family. When suddenly TERROR set in!
I quickly realized she was having a stroke. Within just a few seconds I was on the phone to 911 and alerted the family household…
On August 19, 2015 it will be three years since the brainstem stroke that devastated our lives. My husband, Ron, will never be the same again. He is now a quadriplegic with all that implies.
Three years ago when we were in ICU , acute care and rehab I wish their was someone anyone who could have told me what I would be facing in the months and years to come. We were sent home with a bed and a lift not even a wheel chair. I received no training did not know what a UTI was or what to…Continue