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
Hello all. I have written previous posts about my fathers stroke. It’s been about 2 months since he suffered his stroke and he has made strides in recovering. Everyone keeps saying he’s doing well…Continue
Hello. My father suffered a stroke 4-22-19. He has made improvements but I want to know what the timeline was for recovery in your experience. My father still has trouble with cognition and has…Continue
Hi, I am a 22yo woman who has recently become a full-time (~8am-5pm, dad helps when he's home from work) caregiver for my 55yo mother who had a severe stroke several months back. Before the stroke,…Continue
My grandma had a stroke a month ago. Since then I have been struggling to keep it together.
I spent every day and night at her bedside in the hospital leaving for no more than 10 hours total over a 6 day period. Then 12 hours every day I could at the rehab hospital. She made me go back to work after a few days in rehab. I live 2.5 hours from where she was hospitalized. Leaving was heartbreaking.
Now I struggle with who I can turn to in moments I need to vent…Continue
Hello all. My mother, 89 years old, had a stroke (bleeding from a giant brain aneurysm) in August, 2018. She was completely bedridden for five months until January, and developed a stage 4 wound because she couldn't move and caregivers didn't turn her often enough. We brought her to live at my house with caregivers, the wound is now nearly healed, and eventually we were able to get her up into a wheelchair using a Hoyer lift for a few hours each day. In May, we moved her to a better…Continue
My boyfriend had a stoke 9 days ago. He is currently in in patient rehab. It's extremely hard for both of us. He is normally a very active person and now he is frustrated because he can't do anything. I feel bad that I can't really help him feel better. My entire life I have always been the person taking care of things and making everything better with my mom being sick. Right now I just feel so helpless because I can't help my boyfriend feel better. I can't fix anything. I…Continue