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Heart & Stroke Support Group
Caring for a loved one with a heart condition or who's suffered a stroke? Get tips, advice, and support in this online support group for heart and stroke caregiving concerns.
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I hate being 62 and wrinkled already and feeling the aches and pains and having Congestive Heart Failure and atrial fibulation .. vascular vein disease and feet problems.. people always suggesting I consider giving up my ssi check submitting to home health facilitys for assisted living.. that urks me.. I can still get around on my own.. I only earn $722 now a month for crying out lou... more
My mother had a Ischaemicstroke almost 2 months ago which left her left side of her body paralyze and she is unable 2 walk. She is 68 years old. I am very happy to say that she knows everyone and is able to speak. What a blessing! She has been experiencing a great deal of pain in her left hand left leg and left foot. Does anyone knows what that could mean. Thank you
Mu husband had a heart attack and stroke almost a month ago. I am so grateful that he's alive and getting better every day! We have a 13 year old, lots of bills, house, and pets to care for and my husband is now in The best rehab with lots if therapies. I am grateful for all the wonderful care and support! I just wonder if its wrong to wish I could have one day off now and then f... more
my daughter had a watershed stroke last year 7/1. After what seemed eternity......in 12/12 she came to live with me, her mom. It has been very trying at times, she has recently started out pt therapy, but, I have lost my nursing aide. I just get so frustrated. She is my baby, but not 24.......the only thing I still recognize is her sense of humor. I just don't know where to turn for help anymore.....
I had stroke in january 2013. I've been struggling in the recovery to get some what of a normal home life. As much as my parents tried to be supportive they were quetioning and doubting some of my decision to do certain activities like skating,cross country sking, driving etc. To were I started guestioning and to panic about the little things of everyday.That I finally spock up, in a very stern way. Is there anyone who can tell me how to fix up the "damage"
My husband had by-pass surgery last February, 2012. It has been a little over a year and he is not the same person he was before. We have been married almost 45 years, he suddenly wants to leave me on Friday nights alone and return on Saturday. This makes me very angry as we have always been together. Also, he has decided he must work two jobs, so I hadly ever see him. What can I do to make him understand I do not like being alone.
My 80 yr. old brother-in-law had a stroke a few years ago. He had no physical problems at first, but over the last couple of years has lost his ability to speak, is incontinent, is now so weak he cannot walk and requires a wheelchair, can't feed himself, and is very confused and disoriented much of the time. Why would he seem OK for a year after his stroke, and now have dementia and be bedridden? Thx, Cathy5920
My sister is 50 years old and had a stroke about 20 years ago. She is paralyzed on her right side and her speech was affected. She is ambulatory and can do many things for herself. She receives approximately $1200/monthin Social Security. She has been living with me and my husband for 8 years; however, I would prefer that she had some other living arrangements. Are there any group home arrangements in the Pittsburgh PA area?
im looking a for a support group for my husband it's been almost 2 years since he has a major stroke. I think he is getting depressed cause he can't work no more and he is home all the time. I work full time and and our son is 14 and is busy a lot. They fight all the time and then when I step in and try to keep the peace I get in trouble and then he gets quite and doesn't say anyth... more
Hi my name is Bridgett and I have several TIAs (Mini Strokes)a week. Does anyone in this group suffer from or have loved ones that are going through this? I could really use some advice. Thank you.