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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 14 hours ago
Suzannesh said...
Mia1965 That is really a great think to have. I know people who do Chemo have one and it makes a lot of difference. I am glad things are a little better. Each day it may get better. We are always here to listen and support you. Hugs!
about 13 hours ago
kim-e-bear said...
I'm glad he will be getting that. Anything that saves them pain.
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about 17 hours ago
Suzannesh said...
I would check with Social Services where you live to see what kind of programs that you would qualify for to get some health care so that you can start seeing a doctor. You ca... more
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1 day ago
wildrosejmj said...
Welcome!! I'm so sorry for everything you're going through. Are you able to talk to the doctors? I would definitely talk to them - even if you have to call them when he's not... more
about 23 hours ago
Suzannesh said...
Welcome and I am so sorry you are having to deal with all this. Your husband sounds like a nice man. When he says mean things, it is the pain talking, not the man you love an... more
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1 day ago
Suzannesh said...
You are a very caring person. I suggest that you call a social worker in the hospital that is in the city your sister lives in. Explain the situation to the social worker and... more
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1 day ago
Suzannesh said...
Oh wow you both have had a LOT to deal with. No wonder he is on an emotional roller coaster. It is awful to feel helpless like you are feeling, because I am sure you wished th... more
1 day ago
kim-e-bear said...
I understand feeling helpless when they are down. My husband is 55 and has MS and two minor strokes. He can no longer drive and has lost some of his thinking skills. He real... more
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1 day ago
Suzannesh said...
copperbeech, Have you had the opportunity to talk with a Financial Advisor, Ask some of your friends who they might suggest. He/she would be good to help you make some choice... more
about 19 hours ago
Aligar said...
copperbeech, you reminded me about the things that I wanted to do in retirement, motorcycle riding, traveling, horseback riding, snorkeling, hiking, and now with a husband with... more
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3 days ago
Aligar said...
babyflip, you are being very supportive of your husband and I am sure he would encourage you to take your test on June 1st. Go in with confidence . . .you CAN do it!!!!! we al... more
2 days ago
ctupton said...
Feeling bad for you and your husband. You both are going through a lot. Later I your life, you will be glad you "hung in there." Right now it probably feels impossible. I am de... more
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3 days ago
Suzannesh said...
He can not understand because he has a disease which does not allow his brain to work the ways yours does. We look at them and they look normal and talk. But the brain that r... more
3 days ago
emptynest said...
You probably feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath you. It is so disappointing, so unfair. In one word it is terrifying. But everyday we get up, put one foot i... more
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