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Sue k replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Yes, I find writing helps me identify and release my intense feelings.  Then I am free to proceed, as you did, with something constructive. "
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Marsha D replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Rachel, like Lillian I'm glad you were able to get past the sludge and find relief in gardening as you sit there in limbo.   As I thought about one of the last things my husband said before bed last night and read other posts this morning…"
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Cindi Stecker commented on angel alves's blog post Dale's Story.
"boy, who would have thought..... my husband and I have also had our lives turned upside down.... a heart attack followed by a stroke - they couldn't give him the clot buster due to the 2 week old stint, so the stroke ran it's course.…"
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Rachel Fischoff replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
" Limbo, good word for it, Lillian.   ANTICIPATORY GRIEF is part of our limbo. This is a helpful article about it, click here to read it: http://lungcancer.about.com/od/Grief-Bereavement-Mourning/a/Anticipatory-Grief.htm Rachel"
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Lillian Valdez replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I'm glad you managed to push on and do something you enjoy and in the end, felt better.  This is a kind of limbo we live in.   I can't imagine the pain and agony of losing a spouse you loved, but this prolonged grief of losing…"
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Sue k 5 hours ago. 7852 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

The obsessed brain

Started by Marylee Nunley in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Linda Peabody 18 hours ago. 4 Replies

I am assuming that others are in the same situation that I am in right now and mostly just need confirmation that I'm not alone.  My husband, a 12-year survivor was very mechanical and quite the…Continue

When Your Husband Acts Like Your Child

Started by Ann Kennedy Gale in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Linda Peabody 18 hours ago. 10 Replies

I'm new and I posted our story on my Profile Page, so I will try not to repeat myself too much!I have spent my entire working life being a nurse, and a psych nurse at that! I was near retirement and…Continue

New Here

Started by Jimmy Emley in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Alisa yesterday. 5 Replies

I am new here and just wanted to join a forum where I could hear from others how they deal with things.  My 63 year old mother suffered a stroke July 10th of this year, the second day in the ICU we…Continue

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New Stroke becomes new worries..s

Posted by angel alves on August 1, 2014 at 2:40am 0 Comments

So Saturday Dale had another stroke. His INR was therapeutic and they now want his INR to be 300 for therapeutic. I'm so overwhelmed with my own emotions on top of trying to help him with his. I'm scared I'm going to lose him if we can figure out what is causing this or what we can do to prevent it.

My strong independent 65 yr old mother!

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

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Dale's Story.

Posted by angel alves on July 8, 2014 at 6:46pm 3 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…

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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…

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