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Ann Hunt replied to Norma McIntire's discussion How to deal with aggitation from the stroke victim
"Oh goodness, yes, my husband can me mean, nasty, uncooperative, belligerent, and not remember any of it.  The Dr said it was a normal reaction to losing control of his own life.  And the target will be the one that he has the most comfort…"
4 hours ago
Ann Hunt replied to Julie Stoneberger's discussion So so torn and scared
"Not all reverse mortgages are bad horror stories.  As in everything else we deal with, some people/companies are good, some are not.  I commend you for thinking ahead.  Yes we flounder around not knowing what we need or what we can…"
4 hours ago
Julie Stoneberger replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Hi Ann. Welcome! I am sort of new to this site too and find it the perfect place. For the past 10 months I felt No one understands but now I know that's just not true."
5 hours ago
Ann Hunt replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"I am new to this site, my husband's stroke was 5 months ago, and just short of having a meltdown myself, I found this site, and the question was so pleasing - How was your day? That is so much easier to answer than - How are you?…"
5 hours ago
Kathy Swanson replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Hello everyone I don't have time to come on here often but I do want to wish Michelle peace in her life. We, caregivers, have enough on our plate without others adding to it. I refuse to allow my family or friends to be negative…"
5 hours ago
Ann Hunt replied to Laura's discussion Activity ideas please
"Hi - my husband also likes the audio books.  Prior to the stroke he was a voracious reader, and he misses that greatly.  We also try playing cards, some days that works.  I was thinking of going to the local animal shelter and signing…"
5 hours ago
Cheryl Humleker replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Dear Michelle, I am sorry this conversation with your son/s is going in such a sad direction. One would hope for more understanding from a man who is a husband/father, but maybe he just isn't quite mature enough to understand. Maturity…"
9 hours ago
Michelle McClelland Jenkins replied to Diane S.'s discussion How is your day going?
"Thank you Di. I appreciate the kind words. And of course, I love all of them... I guess we all have different strengths and weaknesses... and handle things differently. I can try and talk with the boys, about their feelings about their Dad. And let…"
10 hours ago


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How to deal with aggitation from the stroke victim

Started by Norma McIntire in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Ann Hunt 4 hours ago. 8 Replies

My husband is 71 and his stroke was one year ago.  He becomes agitated very easily and the is sorry but the words are still in my ears even though I know that was not the guy I use to know.  Please…Continue

So so torn and scared

Started by Julie Stoneberger in Caregiver Frustration, Anger, Depression. Last reply by Ann Hunt 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi all. Meeting with a lawyer this week to find financial options for my parents as they don't qualify for any help from the state. Dad came home in October after stroke and Mom has had 24hr…Continue

How is your day going?

Started by Diane S. in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Julie Stoneberger 5 hours ago. 6847 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

Activity ideas please

Started by Laura in Care Strategies. Last reply by Ann Hunt 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

Looking for tips on activities to fill the days!  My mother is 63 years old, had a very large ischemic stroke on the Left side of her brain.  She needs help walking with a walker, limited use of…Continue


Angels at Easter!

Posted by DI on April 18, 2014 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

I just want to Wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter! Spring has sprung! I just looked at my mothers plant that has not blossomed all year. It is an African violet. My mother passed away 7 years ago. So when I looked at it a little while ago, imagine the feeling when I saw that it has buds over night. Just in time for Easter. My moms name was Esther so we always teased her and called her Easter this time of year. She was a wonderful and giving person. So she has just proven to me that she…


Medical Mishap??

Posted by Toni on April 11, 2014 at 6:52pm 1 Comment

My mom was a vibrant, young, dependent person at the age of 79.  She had limited health issues and took meds for high blood pressure and a-fib which included coumadin.  My mom also was diagnosed over 20 yrs ago with a small cancerous spot in her left eye.  In 2013 her eye dr said that the spot in her eye had thickened and that she should be treated with a radiation plaque (which she did 20 yrs ago when it first happened).  So we decided that she should have the surgical procedure.  She got…


insurance merry-go-round...

Posted by Stephanie Juarez on April 11, 2014 at 10:31am 4 Comments

It's been 4 months since my boyfriend suffered a massive stroke, well, actually 4 strokes.  He had a large bleed on the right, a smaller bleed on the left and two in the Cerebellum.  He is only 41 years old.  They suspect that untreated Hypertension was the main cause.  My understanding, from one of his attorneys is that the doctors said he wouldn't live past 30 days.  He is paralyzed on his left side, arm and leg, (although, the toes have started wiggling on demand). And until last week…


And so it ended...

Posted by Barbara Weill Greenberg on April 11, 2014 at 5:46am 3 Comments

I stopped writing months ago when everything seemed to go bad. He was yelling at me, ordering me around, even insisting that I call the cardiologist who is very caring and an excellent doc, and tell him to change the med dose. When I wouldn't call, he tried it insist I change the Coumadin dose on my own. No way. His reasoning went downhill, as did his physical progress. He talked less and less. He couldn't sit straight in his chair and drooled constantly although the ST told him he had to… Continue

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