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Giving too much of my life to husband.

I read this is how you get emotionally drained.  I guess I need to find a way to care about my life as much as I care abouthis.  Because I am sure drained right now.See More
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Brenda stutzman replied to Rebecca's discussion Queasy Question
"I agree with Ginny. I ask someone to check the mens room to see that it is empty and stand guard till I take my husband in. Usually, if ther is time, I get a manager or employee to do it. They are usually really nice. You can also ask to use the…"
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Ginny replied to Rebecca's discussion Queasy Question
"Get with a manager or someone to block the restroom while you help him. I've been in many men's room in the last 6 years, from public restrooms and rest areas. I even had one of the men's room closed at the Houston Livestock Show…"
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Giving too much of my life to husband.

Started by Barbara Swartz in Tell Your Story, Get Support 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

I read this is how you get emotionally drained.  I guess I need to find a way to care about my life as much as I care abouthis.  Because I am sure drained right now.Continue

Queasy Question

Started by Rebecca in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Brenda stutzman yesterday. 7 Replies

Please let me know what I am supposed to do if we are in a public place and David has to use the bathroom, but a *unisex* restroom is not provided?I have to entirely assist him with this, but I…Continue

How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Debra Craig Oct 17. 9959 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

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Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Faye Plum Oct 17. 1056 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


Stroke #2

Posted by Pat Nixon on October 15, 2016 at 6:35pm 2 Comments

I've been a caregiver since 2011 when my husband had his first massive brain stem stroke.

It left him with complete right side paralysis.

Last Tuesday evening he collapsed in my kitchen. He was rushed to the hospital where they found he has had several new smaller strokes on his brain.

He was also in Afib.

Today he's still in the hospital and his good side is weakened, speech much more slurred and his emotional liability has increased.

Despite all his meds they are…


Grocery Store Trip First Day Back Home

Posted by Barbara Swartz on September 10, 2016 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

He came home from rehab at 10:30, by 2:20 we were out the door.  Had to pick up his prescriptions.  And needed to get some food he could eat.  It was a two hour adventure.  Steve held onto and steared cart with right hand.  We went very slow.  Luckily the parking lot has wide spaces.  And extra wide  between lanes.  So I was only sort of  thinking of getting the car out of the parking space without hitting a car.  But the trip. was stressful.  Can't wait till I can leave Steve at home and go…


Four Years And Counting

Posted by Kathy Swanson on August 18, 2016 at 11:00pm 8 Comments

It's been four years since my husband's devastating stroke that changed our lives forever. I no longer know how to feel. The day to day of caring for a quadriplegic is exhausting and never ending. I have no friends or family left. We are the forgotten. Good help is non existent. He has become my child looking to me for all the answers and I don't have them. I decide when he eats, drinks, baths, and when he goes to the bathroom. I give him his meds and injections I change his… Continue

Just Joined

Posted by Andy on August 11, 2016 at 1:38am 0 Comments

Hi.  My name is Andy.  I am 58.  My Mum had a stroke some time between Christmas 2014 and New Year's Eve.  She was discharged to palliative 'end of life' care after a few weeks in hospital.  I got her fast-tracked to a really nice nursing home near her friends, neighbours, family, and ex-colleagues so that we could all say goodbye to her in the last few days of her life.

That was a year and seven months ago.  She is still alive.  She can't speak, or move.  She is in constant pain from…


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