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Shari replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"It's hard to get straight answers regarding what VA covers vs Medicare. They told me that the va and Medicare is like a pair of pants. They are the same branch of government. They pull out of one pocket and then reach into the other for what…"
16 hours ago
Donna Vanzant replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Sorry Debra. It's bad when the caregiver gets sick. I've been there a couple of times. Is there someone you could call to come for awhile so you can get some rest?hope you get to feeling better soon! "
17 hours ago
Debra Craig replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I will get on the Medicare online tomorrow to pick the prescription drug plan. We will get part A and B and part D (which I think is the drug plan) but I will check that tomorrow. I am sick today with bronchial issues. Luckily I have a home…"
17 hours ago
Donna Vanzant replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Shari...speaking from our experience. Larry has a secondary insurance that covers whatever Medicare does not. The only problem for payment we've had is Medicare would not pay for 3 shots his PC doc prescribed. Then the secondary would not pay…"
23 hours ago
Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
" Shari, The booklet you were sent, "Medicare & You, 2015" explains what Medicare covers. Rachel "
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Shari replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Al had barium X-ray's done on Thursday but I have gotten no word on what they may have found or not found. I'm not getting much done these days just trying to get him to all his appointments. 4 this past week. 3 the week before, two so far…"
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Donna Vanzant replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Me too! I liked the caregiving sight on Pinterest too! "
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Shari 16 hours ago. 9061 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

Transfers

Started by David Grubka in Care Strategies. Last reply by David Grubka on Saturday. 5 Replies

I've pretty much gotten transferring my mom from bed to wheelchair, wheelchair to recliner, etc. down pat.  However over the past several months, different PT's have all told me that their ways were…Continue

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Alcoholics and stroke

Started by CARMEN RYAN in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Dawn on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hi,First time writting. My husband had his stroke 11 years ago, I have been his full time caregiver ever since. We will be married 46 years come February. Every day is like a game, whats that one…Continue

Things I've Noticed Since Mom's Stroke

Started by David Grubka in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by David Grubka on Thursday. 6 Replies

Was just curious as to any of you have had any of these personality traits show up after your loved one's stroke(s).There are times when my Mom's memory is spot on - especially when she gets visitors…Continue

Stories

My name is Darryl Brown.  My wife of 44 just had a stroke in November.  Left brain stroke with aprxia. So far every Dr weve seen has said the same thing. That they are amazed at the progress she has …

Posted by Darryl Wesley Brown on February 2, 2015 at 12:53am 3 Comments

My name is Darryl Brown.  My wife of 44 just had a stroke in November.  Left brain stroke with aprxia. So far every Dr weve seen has said the same thing. That they are amazed at the progress she has made considering how strong the stoke was. So In the big picture, she is doing very well. However, they say we only have 12 months from the date or the stroke (Nov 20, 2014), for the "learning again process" to happen at a reletively quick pace. At that point it slows down considerably. If she is…

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~The Presence of Friendship~

Posted by Michelle McClelland Jenkins on January 24, 2015 at 9:12pm 0 Comments

*(A post that I recently wrote and shared. I found the courage to find the words, not out of my own heartache, but when I had lived it, and lived it long enough to recognize that same heartache in others.)



~The Presence of Friendship~



Gonna get serious for a moment.



I have one objective. And that is a simple question, for us to each ask of ourselves privately.



What kind of friend are we, to our family and friends? Think about it a… Continue

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 5 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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