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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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about 11 hours ago

So confused! So it's been 2 and 1/2 years since my husbands stroke and it's definitely changed our lives. He is 43 and I'm 41, our marriage isn't the same,nor is he the same , there's no affection, love making, nothing, I've taken on the roll as the caregiver and I'm no longer the wife. Physically he's fine, but it has affected him mentally. I'm so confused, do I hang in there and hope for things to change, and keep fighting or is this what I have to deal with for the rest of my life, I do everything, and I'm stressed to my max, very frustrated, mad, angry, and sad all at the same time, what do I do?

about 5 hours ago

about 5 hours ago

Cubbie said...

about 14 hours ago

What can I do about my dad's long term care if he cannot be taken care of at home and the rehab center is sending him home anyway? My father had a stroke and is currently in acute rehab. My mother is not well, caring for him in their home is not an option. A week ago we were told he would be moved to a long term care facility. This week they told us he'd be able to come home in 2 weeks time. Nothing has changed over the last week, other than the insurance company declined our request for long term care.

about 14 hours ago

Sheila1944 said...

about 14 hours ago

Cnguyen17 said...

3 days ago

My sister and I are fighting because I feel that this stroke not only has changed my mom's life but has affected my life and I feel selfish wanting have my life back but I do love my mom I do want to care and I feel guilty to wanting my life back

3 days ago

Sheila1944 said...

3 days ago

10 days ago

Is there a day care available for post stroke patients

emptynest said...

8 days ago

11 days ago

I will be 80 in July and I am asking questions about stroke because I had a stroke 5 years ago. I live at home and am doing very well My husband is 87 and he has Sundowners dementia. We have wonderful children and nighttime sitter. So I!m just asking for myself.

Elenta said...

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20 days ago

My husband had two strokes about three years ago and I feel like it's like a vicious circle. And now I might have to get a part time job.

Sheila1944 said...

20 days ago

21 days ago

My mother is 88, has COPD, was in the hospital for two weeks about two months ago when she had to have emergency hernia surgery, and has some heart failure. Her feet and ankles have had swelling since she got out of the hospital. Her legs are now swollen up to the thigh. She lives in assisted living. She is having some more confusion. The RN who is on site is having labs run for a urinary tract infection.

I'm supposed to go out of town next week. It's a trip with my husband who has been treated for aggressive cancer (surgery 8 months ago) and lost his brother to cancer (7 months ago). I'm scared to go. We have arranged for my 30 year old nephew to be on call while we are gone. Should I cancel this trip?

I know my mother could die tomorrow or in two years. I don't know what to do.

emptynest said...

20 days ago

Rickeysdaughter said...

17 days ago

Jules51 said...

about 1 month ago

My husband had two strokes about three years ago. I find it hard to make the decisions. I try to get him involved in the decision making but it is really hard for him. Is it alright to keep him involved?

30 days ago

October said...

25 days ago

Apie said...

about 1 month ago

My husband had a very light stroke and was not affected physically but he has memory loss.,.....lost his job and are a handyman at present.....I am losing it because I still expect to have an equal husband/partner and time and again we have quarrels because we live in different worlds. There is this constant misperseptions/interperations of his side and then it leads to conflict. We have lists on the fridge of things he should do but I am losing it.....I need help to cope with him?

about 1 month ago

Gil22 said...

about 1 month ago

Bruby007 said...

about 1 month ago

Hi, My best friend suffered a series on strokes 13 years ago. While not diagnosed her family and I believe she had another over the past year. Until March of this year she was living on her own due to circumstances beyond our control she had to give up her apartment. I thought it would be a good idea for her to move in with me and while i love having her with me i believe I wasnt completely compared for the amount of care I would have to give, and now I feel i am in over my head.

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