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Caring for a Spouse

Welcome to this online support group for spousal caregivers! Please introduce yourself - Ask for advice - Share your experiences caring for your husband, wife or partner. Talk about ailments and treatments, caregiving and relationship challenges, daily life, your tips for others. Vent, laugh, and come back to this online support group as often as you need to feel less alone. Some featured conversations to help you get started...

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about 23 hours ago
Drowning said...
Good morning! Ava Maria and also to those that I missed yesterday. AvaMaria - breathe deeply, hug your little dog, look at the ocean and be still! Alexandra, I am always temp... more
about 23 hours ago
shirley conley said...
Good morning Saints! I wake up early too. Usually try to get to get to bed by about 9 or or 9:30. I take my grandson back home at 6:30 this morning for school. We have a lot o... more
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2 days ago
shirley conley said...
Good morning Saints! My grandson has been over Friday afternoon and I will take him home tomorrow morning before school. He is 8 years old and has a lot of energy! He is over... more
2 days ago
Drowning said...
Good morning SAINT AvaMaria- we seem to be the early birds here - I guess most of the others are busy "caretaking" in the mornings but yours is in the hospital and mine sleeps ... more
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3 days ago
Ava Maria said...
It's very hurtful when you speak from your heart about something very painful and the other person changes the subject or worse they don't even hear what you said. That is why the best thing to do is share with others who are in a similar situation.
3 days ago
shirley conley said...
Oh I have experienced all the above too. I'm a -doing fine-everything is good-hanging in there- person too. That's about all anyone else wants to hear. And if by chance you say... more
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3 days ago
Jonak said...
Anonymous, If you would disclose your location someone might know of a facility near they could recommend. My wife is is just such a place now
3 days ago
Ava Maria said...
If anyone knows of a place that would be good for my husband in or around San Francisco please let me know. Unless we have a miracle happen he will probably need an assisted living facility.
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3 days ago
shirley conley said...
Good morning Saints! That's funny how your dog uses the bathtub ! I'm with you on the sense of humor. It's helped me so MANY times! :) I hope I never lose it !
3 days ago
Alexandra2015 said...
Good morning SAINTS ~ A sense of humor is essential to all life and aren't we glad we had it before all this befell us? Otherwise trying to find our way would be especially har... more
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3 days ago
shirley conley said...
I'm sorry your get away hasn't been relaxing drowning. But it sure sounds like you have some great memories of C. I think back to some of the better memories and just get to th... more
3 days ago
Drowning said...
It's OK . I should try to make it here more often. And we're not old Shirley. It just feels that way. Let us know when you get your test results. Shirley was it easy taking car... more
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4 days ago
shirley conley said...
Did you call the 800 number on the top of the page?
3 days ago
Drowning said...
That's great AvaMaria. If it's looking like that's going to be the plan, maybe you should start looking around a little at some of the facilities. Just pop in unexpectedly on ... more
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4 days ago
whatsnext? said...
Be extra careful you don't pick up any bad words from the show! LOL Seriously, I think a bit of a blow up may be good every now and then. I use the mirror in our upstairs bat... more
4 days ago
shirley conley said...
what's next-I have company!!!
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4 days ago
Ava Maria said...
Continuation........ I cry and my little dog comes over and licks my tears. If i make a sound like I am going to cry she comes running over to check and see if I am OK. Can you... more
4 days ago
AnnieRoonie13 said...
Ava I do believe that our furbabies have a sense that many people will never understand. When my husband died, my furbaby never left my side and continues to be worried about ... more
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4 days ago
shirley conley said...
feelinghelpless-I'm trying to keep everyone straight with their situation, what is your husband's illness?
4 days ago
Mrshendricks said...
I needed something today. I love your comment. It is so true. My husband us waiting on a liver AND kidney transplant. I know his side of all of this is frustrating and he has t... more
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