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Mary Ann replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Great picture and what a beautiful cake!   Enjoy!!"
1 hour ago
Teresa V replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"    A friend of mine from work made Jeff and I a cake for our anniversary. This is us with the cake."
1 hour ago
Lillian Valdez replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"That's exciting Shari, I think there may be many avenues we could explore if we only knew about them.  I'm glad you found this one for Al.  Lillian"
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Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
" Wonderful news, Shari, wonderful! Rachel "
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Shari replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I saw an article in the paper about Horticultural Therapy for the disabled. So I followed up on it and the therapist came to our home yesterday for a consult. She will come once a week and teach Al how to garden with his disability. He did do some…"
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Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
" Winne, I'm not going to wish you a belated Happy 50th, I'm going to wish you a HAPPY WINNIE NOW. Rachel "
10 hours ago
Winnie Shaddox replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I second the idea from something for yourself. Oct was our 50th anniversary and I was totally crushed. I didn't think of anything like the flowers  , just my own pity party After a year and a half your get accustomed to your…"
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Mary Ann 1 hour ago. 7818 Replies

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

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Teresa V yesterday. 652 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

Feeding tube suggestions

Started by Julie Stoneberger in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Marsha D on Thursday. 1 Reply

We are in the process of having my Dad to start taking his meds orally instead of through the feeding tube. He needs them crushed and tells us they are gross. We have tried in yogurt, applesauce.…Continue

I hate these awful medications!

Started by DI in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by DI on Tuesday. 5 Replies

Good Morning everyone!I know I have not been on much lately but things just are such a mess right now.  I have been following everyone and want to thank all of you for your stories.  Be they good,…Continue


My strong independent 65 yr old mother!

Posted by Yessica Ayala Vicente on July 17, 2014 at 9:44am 5 Comments

Hello everyone! My name is Yessica, I am new to the site, I am here looking for support and to educate myself so that I can care better for my mother who had a stroke almost a month ago. All this is new to me, but I want to learn as much as I can so that I can help my mother recover. I would also like to give support to others, let them know, they are not alone, we are all here to help each other in one way or another.  So here is my story....  


On June 20, 2014 ... we were…


Dale's Story.

Posted by angel alves on July 8, 2014 at 6:46pm 0 Comments

August 19, 2013 our lives changed forever. My boyfriend of 12 years was turning off the lamp in our room. I was reading a book so I was not paying attention to him. I heard some noise and asked him what he was doing. He didn't respond so I glanced over and he was looking at me strange and the t.v. was tipping over. I asked him again and I knew something was terribly wrong with him. I tried to lay him down on the floor, because he was standing there very stiff. I had to make a choice, leave…


My 79 year old Independent Mom

Posted by Jody on June 25, 2014 at 6:09am 0 Comments

  My incredibly independent mother(79) had to go in for carotid artery surgery on May 5th, 2014. She had a massive stroke while in operation and is now paralyzed on her right side with no movement for 7 weeks, she also lost her speech but is slowly gaining this back. I care for her so much its absolutely devastating to me to see her like this. She has anger outbursts a lot now and keeps saying No No No when she's upset. Also her good side of her body is always restless, she's constantly…


Caregiving has a whole new meaning

Posted by Linda Symes on June 11, 2014 at 5:26pm 2 Comments

My husband suffered his second major stroke on Mother's Day.  This stroke affected cognitive skills which has been harder to deal with.  The mood swings, anger and denial are the daily frustrations we deal with.  What makes it harder is that after 46 years of marriage, he never even raised his voice to me, now blow-ups on his part are a daily occurrence.  Some comprehension is coming back slowly but his insistence that he can drive is a major worry.  Especially since the doctors suspended…


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