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Teresa V replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"   I understand how you feel. My husband also has right sided hemiplegia and  severe expressive aphasia and apraxia. He can't have a conversation. Can say only a few words but he makes his needs known. His stroke was 4 years ago.…"
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Cheri Gallo replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"21/2 months ago my husband of 32_years Had a iselmic stroke caused by afib. He was in inpt. Rehab now in out patient rehab. He has express alphasia and is very nasty at times. I am over whelmed like others that are going through the same situation.…"
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Teresa V replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"       Hi Erin,          Happy you found a new job that you like and that it is closer So sorry to hear about Mark. We'll be hoping the fistulas shrink and…"
Donna Allen replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Hi Erin.  Good to hear from you!  I hope your new job works out well for you.  It's always nice when you can work closer to home, and especially helpful when we are caregivers and sometimes need to get home quickly.   How…"
Erin replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Hi Everyone - I haven't been on in a while but I wanted to drop in and say hi.  I started a new job just after the new year so I've been getting used to my new position.  My new job is closer to home and I've been…"


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Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Teresa V 20 hours ago. 877 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

How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Teresa V yesterday. 9813 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

Service Dog

Started by Anastasia Sullinger in Care Strategies. Last reply by Connie Stafford on Monday. 1 Reply

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

Where to go how to get some advice?

Started by Lori Hamblin Longoria in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Kathleen Chutes Jan 17. 9 Replies

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


Life is a journey

Posted by mary jane bullock on January 19, 2016 at 9:11am 0 Comments

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…



Posted by grandma420 on December 11, 2015 at 10:48am 0 Comments

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…



Posted by Kathy Swanson on September 17, 2015 at 4:16pm 4 Comments

I was at store walking behind this couple who would be about our age and he reached out and took her hand. I felt such intolerable pain watching them because I will never experience this again with my husband. It's funny what you miss after the stroke. Holding hands, the way he puts his hand on the small of your back, setting across the table sharing food and conversation, a goodby kiss in the morning. Sometimes the loss of what we were is unbearable.

I catch myself making plans for… Continue


Posted by Kathy Swanson on August 4, 2015 at 7:09pm 4 Comments

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…


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