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Debra Craig replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"We also cannot control another human being, especially a husband! I would have liked for Phil to have done better on his diet before his strokes, but he didn't. He did well on taking his meds, but again I did the best I could at the time and…"
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Debra Craig replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"So much of our time is spent taking care of our loved ones we miss taking care of ourselves. I  am really bad about that and tending a bad back right now. As stubborn as my husband is I think I may be almost as bad, kept working on painting the…"
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Twila Harris replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hi Bonnie, I think it is really important to be kind to yourself.  No matter how mad he gets do not stop allowing people to come and visit you, he is not the only one who needs support or company at this time.  Many times the injured party…"
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Twila Harris replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hi Marsha, My husbands therapist is doing the same thing with therapy, taking my husband up and down the stairs backwards.  This is encouraging to know that one day he will be joining me in the bedroom again which is upstairs.  I had been…"
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Twila Harris replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
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Donna Allen replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I absolutely will, Louise!  It's not easy trying to take care of us, but you are right, we have to do it. "
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Louise Sonnet replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Donna, I have had back pain for years, I had a surgery in 2000 and it relieved the pain until 2006. I can't afford to have an another more complicated surgery at this time so I am taking conservative steps. I am believing that the shot will…"
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How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Debra Craig yesterday. 9850 Replies

This is the place to share your thoughts and tell us all how your day is going!Original message dated 06/12/12:I must admit, when I found out about this Careliving site, I had such high hopes. Wow, a…Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Twila Harris yesterday. 981 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

Our story

Started by Anne Dobson in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Pat Nixon May 19. 3 Replies

July 6th 2012 was the day that changed our lives forever. My 56 year old husband suffered a massive stroke. It was all very dreamlike for the next 3 1/2 months. We didn't know if he would survive but…Continue

Now what?

Started by Kristina Marcum-Kempin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by T May 16. 2 Replies

Hi! My name is Kristy K & I am a new member. My father, 73 years old, had a severe stroke in October 2015. He was initially paralized on the right side, but has regained some movement in his…Continue

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My Dad had a Ischemic stroke at the age of 74

Posted by Cheetah Auld on May 13, 2016 at 2:07am 0 Comments

Hi, my dad  suffered a Ischemic stroke at the age of 74. He was on a Ventilator and in ICU for 3 weeks before being transferred to a Rehab facility.

It was quite a severe stroke and he has no feeling on the right side of his body. He can't speak or swallow (sometimes with yogurt / jelly it does work). He is therefore on the tracheotomy at the moment with a stomach peg. 

He is making small progress but I was hoping to find out if anyone knows of a medical forum where I…

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Last night

Posted by China Reyes on April 16, 2016 at 8:22am 1 Comment

OK...I might need a space to vent today.  One of my pet peeves is that my husband doesn't really make an effort to be independent.  There are plenty of things that he can do but chooses not to like getting himself a glass of water.  He is quite capable of walking to the cabinet and reaching for a glass and then filling it up with the water dispenser on the refrigerator door.  But he chooses to ask me to get it for him and always with an excuse at hand...too tired; my leg hurts; it's been a…

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Type A mother gets hit with stroke

Posted by Belinda on February 16, 2016 at 4:24pm 4 Comments

My 82 year old fiercely independent mother suffered a massive stroke that left her with left side neglect which keeps her from ever driving again.  I took her into our house to provide a loving environment in the hopes that she would regain some of her abilities so that she could go home with minimal supervision.  She has been here since January 2 and has difficulty doing tasks that will keep her safe.  She gets stubborn and does things in an unsafe manner.  If it were my child I would grab…

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Life is a journey

Posted by mary jane bullock on January 19, 2016 at 9:11am 10 Comments

Hello to all of you - stroke victims/caregivers.

My husband (Bill) had a stroke New Years Day 2012. He is paralized on right side with apahasia and ataxia. He was the picture of health. Played golf everyday and went to the doctor every 6 months for checkups. (6'2/195lbs) He was a type A. Always was in control of everything. Today, four years later the only thing he has is his mind. This is very hard for a proud person. But, I have come to love him more today than I did before the…

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