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
Hello Friends Do you have any stories about how you are handling the financial aspects of of caregiving...or what is not covered by insurance, how difficult it is to get help or qualify for different…Continue
I was thrilled when I found this site, but I have great difficulty understanding the postings and discussions. They don't seem up to date and the site is very hard to maneuver. Can someone give me…Continue
Was wondering if anyone is using a walk-aide or hand tutor.We just bought a Walk-aide and my partner is exercising his calf muscle so he can begin to get trained to use it. A Walk-aide is an…Continue
My husband of thirty seven years who was never still, never ill had a devastating Brainstem Stroke on August 19, 2012. He lost his right side first and over the next four days his left side went slowly until he could not breath or swallow on his own. I was powerless and terrified because there was nothing I could do to stop it from happening. After three months and four hospital's we came home. They did not want me to take him home but after witnessing the poor personal care he received in…Continue
My mother is a ten year stroke victim, 68 years old, with no use of her left side and living in an assisted living community ten minutes from our house. I was sitting down to dinner last Wednesday, when the phone rang and I was told that she was showing symptoms of a stroke and had been taken by ambulance to the hospital.
When I arrived, the ER room was empty and I was told that she arrived disoriented and vomiting and had been taken to the CAT scan right away. When she got back to…Continue
This is my first time on this site, but I'm feeling a bit awkward and don't really know where to jump in.
I've felt very alone since my mom had her stroke on Halloween 2012. I had to take off from work for 2 months to process everything. I went back in January and then I ended up getting an offer from my dream job a week later. It was so exciting and I thought things would start looking up, but actually it's even harder being in a new environment at a time like this. All these new people…