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Diane Bianculli replied to Pastor Louis Santoro's discussion "There Is Help Out there"
"Greetings Pastor Lou My boyfriend had a stroke almost six years ago.  I haven't been on this site for awhile but you  sent me some very inspirational emails and blessings in the past.  My love of my life is still in long term…"
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Pastor Louis Santoro posted a discussion

This Is Caregiving

Hi everyone it's Pastor Lou with an update with my dear wife Marlene and hopefully helpful to all. My wife of 54&1/2 years is still hanging on and living on baby food and protein drinks. She is totally bedridden 24/7 . What helps is the help we get from medicare and medicaid and the Agency On Aging. We have PCA'S, Health Aides, Homemakers, and Companions. My Prayer is for all on this site to get help needed for their family and themselves and the survivors.As for me personally I Am needing…See More
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Shaz Davis replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hello June, Is there a professional you can talk to for advice? Or a doctor you could visit together to put his mind at ease? Or assistance you can get as a caregiver to give you a advice and a night or two off? I cared for my partner post-stroke…"
Aug 13

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"There Is Help Out there"

Started by Pastor Louis Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Diane Bianculli Sep 5. 3 Replies

Hi everyone, It's Pastor Lou again praying for all on this site hoping we all can find someone on here that might be going through the same things we are, Thank God we get help from the state that…Continue

This Is Caregiving

Started by Pastor Louis Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support Aug 20. 0 Replies

Hi everyone it's Pastor Lou with an update with my dear wife Marlene and hopefully helpful to all. My wife of 54&1/2 years is still hanging on and living on baby food and protein drinks. She is…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Shaz Davis Aug 13. 1212 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

Expert Speak

Started by Admin in Topic of the Month. Last reply by Staci Blinn Jul 25. 47 Replies

This area is for articles by healthcare professionals and other caregiving topic experts, written exclusively for Careliving℠ Community.Continue

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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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Hello new here

Posted by Gayle Neely on May 9, 2018 at 6:39am 2 Comments

Hello. I recently joined. Did anyone read my long introduction thing? I do not understand how this site works. I cannot spend much time here typing things as I have health problems myself. Please read my intro thing. Thanks.

Wife of a stroke victim

Posted by Rachael Pelletier on February 26, 2018 at 7:07pm 1 Comment

My husband had a ischemic stroke due to arterial double dissection on December 29th. He is 40 years old and never had health problems previously. He did have a mini TIA on December 19th but no residual effects after. Came home from 4 days in the hospital and was put on high blood pressure and cholesterol meds. The major strokes on December 29th were in the cerebellum.

It was a scary 22 days in the Neuro ICU. His brain had swelling so they removed the bottom of the skull with some dead…

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