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7 years post stroke

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 possible!See More
Mar 12
Rita replied to jane black's discussion Anger
"I keep having to remind myself that it is OK to get angry and not feel guilty about it.  Doesn't necessarily work but....added to my husband and all of his stroke-related issues is the fact I am now having to move my 80 year mother in next…"
Feb 22
Rita replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Debra I feel your pain.  My husband suffered 3 major strokes over 2 days in late 2011.  He also has right side weakness, other physical issues and, as time has passed, is exhibiting more and more mental issues.  Can't spell his…"
Feb 22
Barbara Pollard-Simmons posted a status
"My mom had a decent day today"
Feb 17
Debra Craig replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"This is Debra. My Husband suffered two major strokes in 2012 while at work & I continued to teach Special Ed until Spring 2014. Since then he has had two more mini strokes & I have fought for & gotten more therapy for him. He has…"
Feb 14
Diane Bianculli replied to Diane S.'s discussion Goodbye, and thank you!
"By the way "How is your day going/""
Feb 14
Diane Bianculli replied to Terri R.'s discussion This is very hard
"I am just reading this.  Feel free to vent.  You are not complaining.  You are not alone.  My loved one had a stroke 7 years ago.  I tried to take him home but I couldn't do it.  He is over 6 foot and very…"
Feb 14
Cindy commented on Cindy's blog post Caregiver for husband, family troubles
"I meant husband!"
Feb 10

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7 years post stroke

Started by Diane Bianculli in Tell Your Story, Get Support Mar 12. 0 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

Anger

Started by jane black in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Rita Feb 22. 6 Replies

I get so angry with my husband.  It’s like he is totally unaware of my life and what I have to take care of for myself, not to mention caring for him.  I was so nice for the first few months after…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Rita Feb 22. 1230 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

Goodbye, and thank you!

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Diane S. Feb 14. 2 Replies

I found this site in 2012, after my husband's stroke in 2010 -- and thought, thank heavens! there is support out there! But it was very inactive then, I started a "How's Your Day Going?" discussion…Continue

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Caregiver for husband, family troubles

Posted by Cindy on February 8, 2019 at 5:05pm 3 Comments

My husband had a frontal lobe stroke three years ago at age 47. He is walking fairly well now, driving but left arm hand not working well. His speech is ok. He has lots of frustrations and anger moments but getting better. His filter is not good and anything could come out of his mouth. My 4 children (13,19,21,26) and I have encountered all kinds interesting things with him. His personality has changed and his is not the same guy. You cannot reason with him. My family especially my sister in… Continue

Feelings of release and connection

Posted by Sue k on November 2, 2018 at 12:24pm 0 Comments

Writing poetic verse helped me cope and allowed me to connect with other caregivers.  As caregivers, we are not alone.

Check out these two books on Amazon.com.   They make great gifts for other caregivers as well.

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Caregiver for ex boyfriend

Posted by June on August 13, 2018 at 2:42pm 0 Comments

June

Hello.

My name is June and I am 73 and retired. Around the 1st or 2nd week of June, 2018, I received a call from my ex boyfriend and he told me he had had a stroke and was in an assisted living facility and ask me to come visit. When I went there later that day, he asked me if he could come stay at my house. I told him yes, and during the next three weeks I visited him every day or two while I was making my final decision.



His stroke was relatively mild and on the… Continue

Husband of a Stroke Victim

Posted by Brayden Christensen on June 6, 2018 at 3:06pm 2 Comments

My name is Brayden Christensen and my wife Christina Macy Christensen turned 39 on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. Instead of enjoying her 2 week old son and adorable daughters, getting a massage and being pampered by her loving husband, she was life flighted to the ICU due to suffering from a stroke related to her pregnancy. The Venous Stroke is caused by a blood clot in the brain. She has two clots and they have affected her ability to speak, respond, move the right side of her body and…

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