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Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"No, Erin, they do not know what your life is like.  Unless a person lives this life or has lived it, they do not know.  Outsiders are clueless. Pay no mind to their empty or naive comments, pay no mind to their uneducated, inexperienced,…"
46 minutes ago
Erin replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Yesterday Mark and I attended a funeral for my friends father who passed away from cancer at the age of 65.  He was a second father to me and will be deeply missed. He made it to his daughter's wedding in October which was longer than the…"
1 hour ago
Winnie Shaddox replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Thank you ladies for all your encouraging words.. we are stronger than we realize. We have to be strong, God gives us the strength we need. My husband had another over night in the hospital... Had a fever and another infection. MRI scans found…"
10 hours ago
Pat Nixon replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Amen Cindy & Rachel !!"
16 hours ago
Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"You're right Cindy, we are "terrific, strong women."  And growing stronger by sharing our troubling times, sharing those times when we feel lost, hurt, confused, overwhelmed, exhausted and just plain pissy. Weak people hide…"
17 hours ago
Cindy Krasinski replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I think all of us rock. We are strong terrific women."
20 hours ago
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Rachel Fischoff 46 minutes ago. 8630 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

Remember Our Wedding Vows

Started by Pastor Louis A. Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support Dec 12. 0 Replies

Greetings everyone in the Matchless Name of Jesus Christ, the Reason for the Season. It's Pastor Lou and I am sorry it took me so long to write, but a lot of stuff going on in my dear wife Marlene as…Continue

Frustrated

Started by Dianne in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Dianne Dec 8. 2 Replies

My mother in law has been living with us for almost 2 years since her stroke.  She needs help with everything and cannot be left alone.  Her mind is there, she's just not able to do anything on her…Continue

Wheelchair Van

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Diane S. Nov 29. 6 Replies

Hi everyone! Soon I will be shopping for a wheelchair accessible van!!!! And I certainly could use some advice from those of you who have been there, done that. Or even from anyone who has rented one…Continue

Stories

In 2004 my Mom, Liz was diagnosed with diabetic retinapathy She had just retired from being a nursing assistant, at the county care facility. She has worked there since the 90's. I was 22. Gradually …

Posted by Jen on December 12, 2014 at 11:15pm 0 Comments

In 2004 my Mom, Liz was diagnosed with diabetic retinapathy She had just retired from being a nursing assistant, at the county care facility. She has worked there since the 90's. I was 22. Gradually over the years I learned what she did and didn't need help with and she was still quite independent. She cooked her meals, did laundry and was able to care for herself and her own hygiene. 

In 2013, she had a mini stroke or a TIA, and with the help of occupational and physical therapy she…

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Dear Stroke, you suck

Posted by Laura S Beving on December 4, 2014 at 7:35am 3 Comments

My family was hit by another devastating stroke this past weekend. My mother's youngest sister fell and couldn't get up for sometime. Her speech was not garbled but her voice was very different.  She refused to seek medical attention until many hours later. Too late for tPA.  So very sad. My mom is beside herself; it was four years ago that my father experienced a week of stroke events-- an ischemic stroke followed by a hemorrhagic. My mom is now terminally ill with cancer so cannot travel…

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My Story

Posted by Pat Nixon on December 2, 2014 at 7:32pm 3 Comments

I married my husband in 1973. He was 23 & I was 19. We were your average couple and had three children together. Life was tough especially during all the job layoffs in the 80's. I even went back to school & eventually got my own job to help our growing family.

Stroke was something I only thought happened to "old" people. I had no idea. In 2011 my husband woke up one morning with the right side of his face drooping. I looked at him and questioned "What's wrong with your face…

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Lonely and confused

Posted by Mary on October 19, 2014 at 4:13pm 7 Comments

Hi, my name is Mary. My husband Tom has a bad stroke 4 years ago. He has aphasia and apraxia. He is right side affected. I have always visiting this site but have not shared our story. I am 57 and Tom will be 59. We have been married for 37 yrs. in Nov. I feel so lonely and scared. The communication is so difficult. He just ignores me. I have tried to do the best job I could. I left my job because they wouldn't let him come home unless he had 24/7 care. He can drive. I had both vehicles… Continue
 
 
 

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