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Barbara Lambert replied to Elizabeth's discussion Please tell me your experience
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Elizabeth replied to Elizabeth's discussion Please tell me your experience
"Thank you for your advice! How is your husband doing?"
Wednesday
Barbara Lambert replied to Elizabeth's discussion Please tell me your experience
"Brain fog is typical. It shoiod get better, but it could tale some time. Sounds like a a lot of good things happening. Be optimistic."
Wednesday
Elizabeth replied to Elizabeth's discussion Please tell me your experience
"Thank you Barbara. My father seems to be doing well physically. He’s also battling cancer so that’s a concern of ours. He can do things that drs said he might lose. They told us he would never walk again but he has taken steps using a…"
Wednesday
AHA/ASA Katie Bahn replied to Haley's discussion Mom's mental health?
"Good afternoon, I am so sorry that your family is having to manage this. I can share the information that we have regarding the effects of stroke and life after a stroke with you. Please know that we are here with you. Best Katie"
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Haley posted a discussion

Mom's mental health?

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, my mother was extremely independent (despite many health issues, i.e. T1 diabetes, kidney failure, osteoporosis, etc), but now, she cannot walk on her own, or communicate effectively. This has taken an extreme toll on her mental state (she has a history of depression, not suicidal, but where she…See More
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Please tell me your experience

Started by Elizabeth in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Barbara Lambert on Wednesday. 5 Replies

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

Mom's mental health?

Started by Haley in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by AHA/ASA Katie Bahn on Tuesday. 1 Reply

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

7 years post stroke

Started by Diane Bianculli in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Elizabeth on Monday. 4 Replies

My boyfriend 7 years post massive hemorrhagic stroke, has started moving his paralyzed left leg, and bending the knee 2 days ago.  yesterday he regained feeling in his foot. With God all things are…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Elizabeth Jun 8. 1239 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

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Finally progress 9 months after stroke

Posted by N Hansen on June 4, 2019 at 8:26pm 0 Comments

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…

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Lost

Posted by Jessie on June 4, 2019 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

Hello,

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…

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Helping a friend with dementia after stroke

Posted by Dana Adams on June 2, 2019 at 2:05pm 1 Comment

My friend is a miracle. First that she survived at all. Her physical recovery is maybe better than on track. She broke her hip last month and is up and walking often without the aid of her walker. Her vision is impaired but her hearing, speech and movement are close to normal considering. Unfortunately she has dementia and is beset with irrational fears. I didn't know her pre stroke so I'm not sure if the dementia is entirely stroke related. Her family reports some signs pre stroke but her… Continue

A hard battle

Posted by Elizabeth on May 30, 2019 at 3:31pm 1 Comment

Hello. I am new to this and am looking for any kind of advice and support. I recently became a caregiver for my father who is 79 years old. Some history: my father had me later in life at 45 years old. He’s worked hard his whole life and is a busy body. In 2010 he suffered a heart attack and had 2 surgeries to place stents. He was recently diagnosed with metastatic Prostate cancer (this is what claimed his fathers life years ago). His treatment was going well until recently and a change in…

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