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
Hi All,I am the caregiver for my Mom, age 61 who had a bilateral stroke in the thalamus back in January 2017. This whole stroke caregiving thing is new and really hard. I had to quit my job to care…Continue
I am trying to focus on taking care of myself. I see a counselor. He is helping me to restructure my thinking. My husband's brain bleed/stroke in the brain stem will be 2 years in June. I started…Continue
OMG! Do the research! Or have the blood test. Some mental health professionals will require this test before prescribing anti-depressants! Continue
I've been a caregiver since 2011 when my husband had his first massive brain stem stroke.
It left him with complete right side paralysis.
Last Tuesday evening he collapsed in my kitchen. He was rushed to the hospital where they found he has had several new smaller strokes on his brain.
He was also in Afib.
Today he's still in the hospital and his good side is weakened, speech much more slurred and his emotional liability has increased.
Despite all his meds they are…
He came home from rehab at 10:30, by 2:20 we were out the door. Had to pick up his prescriptions. And needed to get some food he could eat. It was a two hour adventure. Steve held onto and steared cart with right hand. We went very slow. Luckily the parking lot has wide spaces. And extra wide between lanes. So I was only sort of thinking of getting the car out of the parking space without hitting a car. But the trip. was stressful. Can't wait till I can leave Steve at home and go…Continue