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Caregiving Wives of Stroke Survivors

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this online support group. We appreciate that you took time to share about your caregiving experiences and helped others as well.

Effective March 1, 2019, though, Caring.com is discontinuing this support group feature on our website.

Questions? Please contact Community@Caring.com


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redpanda said...

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Testing! Is it still working?

scoozie said...

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Sheila1944 said...

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LynnHt said...

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How sad they have chosen to get rid of the Wives of stroke patients support page..smh. Then to refer us to other sites that have nothing to do with stroke patients. I was a Alzheimer’s nurse for close to 25 years, that site cat help a wife of a stroke patient..smh. Wives of stroke patients..The forgotten one.

Sheila1944 said...

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Thank you to everyone who has participated in this online support group. We appreciate that you took time to share about your caregiving experiences and helped others as well.

Effective March 1, 2019, though, Caring.com is discontinuing this feature on our website.

Alternative online support groups to consider include …

Alzheimer’s Association Message Boards: https://www.alzconnected.org

Memory People support group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Memory-People-126017237474382/[facebook.com]

Caregiving.com: https://www.caregiving.com/groups/[caregiving.com]

Caregivers Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CaregiversConnect/[facebook.com]

Caring for Elderly Parents on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113354218750970/[facebook.com]

AgingCare.com Forum: https://www.agingcare.com/caregiver-forum[agingcare.com]

Also, a tip for those who want to stay connected: Please do not post your email addresses or phone numbers on the public page of this group. Share that via private message in Hugs & Prayers.

Questions? Please email community@caring.com. We hope these suggestions are helpful.

We hope these suggestions are helpful to you, and do let us know if you need any help finding professional in-home care agencies or senior living community care (such as assisted living or memory care for a loved one). We also now offer caregiving guides: https://www.caring.com/caregivers

-Caring.com Community Team

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shafferilana said...

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My husband's stroke was almost three years ago (April 4, 2016). Now, he is 52, I am 42 and our children are 12 and 8 years old. He has left-side hemiparesis, drives, works (although not full time), and walks slowly and has trouble with fine-motor skills on his left side. I find it challenging to be youngish and have our lives changed so drastically. And, our children are young. It's a lot of adjusting to our 'new normal' (the phrase which dr/rehab love using). Anyway... I have been down lately as I'm realizing that, much of the time, my husband seems incapable of empathy and seeing outside of himself. I have lost my partner and companion; I don't have his support, encouragement and caring. Not sure if it is from his stroke or depression (he has been on fluoxetine since his stroke). And, really, it is moot. Do I have to ask him every time I want a hug? or time together to chat about our/family lives? It gets tiring planning and orchestrating every decision for everyone in the house (and managing the house, my job, etc). I want to be taken care of, too. Do you have advice or guidance on how I should frame my outlook or bring contentment to my daily life (because, this is it!). I feel exhausted and worn out so much of the time. While I try to get in self-care, there are so many needs to attend to. Thank you for this unique community ;).

Sheila1944 said...

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Sheila1944 said...

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Is anyone in a situation where. You live in one state and your adult kids, your siblings and his live in another state/states? Did you stay where you were or move closer to be around a little bit of support? I am trying to figure out how to relocate and find a job I can make good money at or whether to stay here alone. I have to work another 4 years before I will have Medicare and another year after that before I can collect social security.

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Maireen said...

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Hopeless! said...

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Been dealing with a lot lately and decided to go to the place that helps me sort things out, my fellow caregivers! I think reality is starting to set in & I am fighting depression over it. I am realizing that my husband isn't any different than any of your spouses. Wishful thinking my husband was going to get better. I see so many of you write that all your spouses do are sit and watch tv. That is what mine does. He is capable of being active, but it's like something won't trigger that though in his brain to get him to do it. He won't interact with the other residents at the care facility, prefers to lay in bed or sit and watch tv.
My son lives 11 hours away and my husband keeps talking of going to visit him. My reply is always when you get to where you can help me help you we will go. I see that as never happening now. I need to go visit, but the guilt sets in ... Do any of you go to counseling? Talking to you has helped me so far, but I wonder if I am getting to that stage where I need more. All of this has effected my health and finances, so I am not sure I can even afford getting that kind of help. Where do I turn? What do I do? The thought that the next 20 years I can't go visit my son without feeling guilt or hanging out with my daughters just for the heck of it, but that I will work every day and than visit my husband at the care facility is overwhelming right now.

firecatsue said...

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JustRoomates said...

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4 months

Stumbled on a video of my husband...singing...dancing...2 months before the stroke. No warnings that I would loose him. Now...hes just vegetative in a bed. I try to find and focus on the positives and small things but its hard. Hes not coming back. Married 10 months lost now forever. I feel divorced already. I feel angry at life. Life moves on...but it took my heart with it.

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LynnHt said...

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March will be 2 years since my husband's stroke, a year after his stroke he started having seizures. He is on seizure meds..has gone from 250 pds, he's 6'3, down to 160 !!! He was in a size 36 jeans and now he's down to a 32 !!! I believe it's caused by his seizure medication. Plus he doesn't want to do anything but watch TV. ..I mean nothing. We have nothing that resembles a "marriage " I am only his caregiver, the person who talks for him. Has anyone noticed this with there husband's on seizure medication and what have you done ???

LynnHt said...

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Happy New Year, I know it is so damn hard. I really hate holidays and group events.

Elizabethmc said...

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Elizabethmc said...

4 months

I could have sworn I posted a message to all of you ladies on Christmas Day, but it doesn't seem to show up. I also wanted to reach out to everyone. Christmas was a sad day for me. It helps to stay connected with all the other ladies on this site dealing with the same situation. My prayer is that God sends each of us just a little peace and comfort. Elizabeth

LynnHt said...

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