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Newbie Stroke Survivor Introductions

Are you a stroke suvivor? How long ago did you have your stroke? Tell us about yourself, even if you are just a newbie to the organization. Also learn about the message board and posting here. (NOTE: Please ask your questions in the other forums.)

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Guitarist - last post by Deigh

Stroke Survivor Support

  1. Cognition, Emotional, and Perceptual Problems ,
  2. Any Type of Stroke Deficit

Serious talk and questions about your stroke. Tell us how you are feeling and what makes you feel that way. How is your stroke affecting your life and causing you to be down? (NOTE: Only survivors may start a topic here. Family and caregiver forums are below.)

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I have just about had it - last post by susanmarshall

Young Adult Stroke Survivor Forum

  1. Introduce Yourself ,
  2. Young Adult Stroke Support ,
  3. Neck Manipulation ,
  4. Post-stroke Weight Gain ,
  5. Relationships ,
  6. Therapies or Treatments ,
  7. Medication ,
  8. Off-Topic Discussions ,
  9. Activities ,
  10. Personal Care

This forum is reserved for young stroke survivors, under aged 46, to provide support and to discuss issues relevant to survivors their age. Please post in the applicable subforum.

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a message for ISIS - last post by Sudz
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Brainstem Stroke Talk

  1. Introductions ,
  2. Brainstem Stroke Support ,
  3. Tips and Suggestions ,
  4. Brainstem Stroke Caregivers and Family

Discussions about issues that brainstem stroke survivors face.

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Stress - last post by englishlady

Central Pain Syndrome

  1. CPS Discussion

Central Pain Syndrome (CPS) is a burning, aching, or cutting sensation with a mixture of pain sensations, the most prominent being intense sunburn. Intermixed with this pain are sensations of cold, "pins and needles" tingling, and nerve proximity. More information at http://centralpainsyndrome.net/. Join us as we discuss CPS.

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Cold Spell - last post by ken27

Therapies or Treatments

Tell others about any therapies or treatments that you have either used, know or have questions about and would like to discuss. (Caregiver and family questions welcome here, too.)

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Dr Stien and prgesteron - last post by philithyphil


Tells us what medication you are on. Ask questions about certain drugs here. We will try to get you answers! (Caregivers and family, ask your questions about drugs here, too.)

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Anyone on meds for ataxia o... - last post by ksmith

The Stroke and Diabetes Connection

Discussions about how you are managing diabetes. What struggles do you face? What tips can you share?

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Diabetics? - last post by lmctrouble

Stem Cell Therapy


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Language Disorders

Discuss language disorders in this forum including all speech difficulties and the inability to read or write. Survivors and family members can both share good and bad experiences here plus ask questions about speech therapies and coping strategies.

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Survivors with apashia - last post by ksmith

Personal Care

Use this forum to ask questions and get tips on how to keep up with personal grooming. Share what you do keep age appropriately stylish

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vanity   or  sanity?!! - last post by mlp
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Research Discussion

Discussion of research studies, study programs and advances in stroke treatment not yet available to the public.

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Correlation between accepta... - last post by englishlady

Lighter Side of Strokes

This forum is for discussing the lighter side of stroke. Compare life's postive or minor situations about living with your stroke. Also use this forum to share your proudest moments as a survivor.

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not funny ha ha, but made m... - last post by englishlady

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Members Meeting Members

  1. United States ,
  2. International

Use this forum to explore and plan city, state or regional gatherings with other StrokeNet members.

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Missouri - last post by Lostinspace

Blog Community Forum

Top blogs will be posted here by the Blog Community Moderator. Also find a tutorial and ideas for starting a blog here. 'Blog talk' for community members is also welcome and find topics about our site's book club posted here.

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Blog Report week ending 29t... - last post by HostSue

Community Discussions

Meaningful discussions from stroke survivors and stroke caregivers about broad stroke-related topics. Things like acceptance issues, SSDI, celebrity stroke survivors, stroke issues and stroke stories in the media, etc. (NOTE: For insurance and health care system topics, please use the 'Health Care Issues and Concerns' forum below.)

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Social Security Disability - last post by ts4759

Kitchen Tips

  1. Healthy Living Recipes

Share your kitchen tips/helps with others.

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dicing meat - last post by lmctrouble

Weight Loss

  1. Lifestyles

Struggling with weight issues post stroke? Get the support you need to reach and maintain a healthy weight. Share frustrations, what works or find a diet buddy. Also, click on the Lifestyles subforum link and tell us how you have improved your lifestyle after stroke.

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Weight lost in the hospital - last post by Kristenhe

Classic Postings and Advice

  1. Post Stroke Feelings and Emotions ,
  2. Stroke Deficits, Treatments, and Remedies ,
  3. Financial Issues and Resource Discussions ,
  4. Post Stroke Care Decisions ,
  5. Medications ,
  6. Caregiver & Family Questions and Discussions ,
  7. Young Adult Stroke Survivor Dicussions ,
  8. Language Disorders

Important Reading for Survivors and Caregivers. No posting; read only forum!

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A ABOUT THE "CLOT BUSTER" - last post by donpres

Medical Equipment and Disability Aids

Tell other members what type of equipment and disability aids you are using or looking for including where you purchased (if you did) and for what price? Forum includes topics on making homes more accessible.

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Service animals. Yeah or nay? - last post by raysrightside

Disability Hobbies and Sports

Use this forum to post about hobbies and sports that can be done one-handed or from a wheelchair. If you've found a way to adapt a pre-stroke hobby or sport to your post-stroke life, share it here. If you are looking for ways to adapt a hobby or sport to fit your disability post it here. Maybe someone can help.

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photography - last post by arogers

Off-Topic Discussions

Anything goes in this forum, except stroke related topics: hobbies, sports, current events, etc., etc. If it doesn't fit in the other forums, it probably belongs here. Post local 'meet-ups' here.

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IMPORTANT CHAT THIS EVENING! - last post by arogers


This caregiver/survivor forum can include topics about sex, about how your spouse is treating you since the stroke, or you can talk to someone from the opposite sex to get a perspective on your situation. This forum also includes topics about changing relationships with friends or extended family due to the stroke.

Please, be respective about these sensitive topics.

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husband- post 2 years- diff... - last post by fking


Recipes only.

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Member Celebrations

  1. Member Birthdays ,
  2. Stroke Anniversaries ,
  3. Holiday Greetings ,
  4. Member Anniversaries

These subforums are used to celebrate member birthdays, stroke anniversaries, holidays and membership anniversaries.

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Today's Anniversaries (... - last post by smallory

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Newbie Stroke Caregiver Introductions

Are you a stroke caregiver? How long ago did a stroke touch your life? Introduce yourself, even if you are just a newbie to the organization. Also learn about the message board and posting here. (NOTE: Please ask your questions in other forums.)

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Introducing myself - last post by HostSue

Stroke Caregiver and Family Support

Are you down and out? Do you need to vent? Or do you want to share something positive? Whether you are an actual stroke caregiver, a family member, friend or loved one, tell us what you are feeling and what stroke related issues you need support for or just want to share.

  • 9 topics
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Wake up call - last post by englishlady

Stroke Caregiver and Family Questions

Questions and issues of new stroke caregivers or family members to the veteran stroke caregivers. What questions do you have about emotionally or physically caring for your loved one? (NOTE: If you have a question about a specific drug, type of therapy or a speech issue look for their forums up above.)

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When a Lady has to enter th... - last post by SandyCaregiver

Share with other Caregivers

Pass on your lessons learned to other stroke caregivers. What tips do you have for other stroke caregivers? Tell us about good moments.

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Sorry I missed chat - last post by HostSue


What kind of ailments has your loved one had and how have you cared for them? Tell us what you tried and what does and doesn't work.

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Impulsiveness, will it stop? - last post by englishlady

Call for Prayers

Caregivers and survivors who need prayers for a loved one, their whole family or themselves may post their requests here.

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Asking Prayers for Mom - last post by englishlady

Health Care Issues and Concerns

Tell or ask stroke caregivers and survivors about the health care and insurance system issues that you have or are dealing with. Maybe your situation can help someone else. (NOTE: Find or post SSDI topics in the Community Discussions forum.)

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bedridden parent - caring c... - last post by becky1

Burn Out

How do you cope with your situation, overwhelming decision making, burn out and depression? Tell us your situation, new or veteran stroke caregiver.

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So many tears - last post by SandyCaregiver

Lost a Loved One to Stroke

How do you cope with the pain caused when a stroke takes the life of someone you love? This forum is for those that have lost a loved one to stroke.

It is also for family members debating the tremendously tough decision on whether or not to take their loved one off of sustaining care or keep them alive. Sometimes you must make the selfless decision to let your loved ones "go."

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Saying Good bye - last post by HostSue

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Organization announcements are posted in this forum by our staff.

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NEW INFORMATION RESOURCES W... - last post by arogers


Post your feedback to the CEO about the management of our organization in this forum. Post organization questions and comments. (NOTE: If you have 'how-to' or 'why' type questions, see the 'FAQ' and 'Help' buttons at the top of the board or write a ticket at the 'help desk' button.)

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I've a question - last post by susanmarshall

Polls & Surveys By or About Strokenet

From time to time, the organization will post polls and surveys that are of interest to our members. This forum is just for answering polls and surveys that are created by our staff.

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Age when you had your stroke - last post by ts4759

A plea for help!

An article about the rising operating expenses of StrokeNet.

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Daily Newsfeed

On-line news articles about stroke.

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Five foods that can treat i... - last post by Hopeful415

Chat Rooms

We have chat for all ages everyday, usually afternoons and evenings, for all members. Special chat sessions, in separate rooms, are scheduled for young stroke survivors, under 46, and for stroke caregivers. Check the, Chat Schedule, for dates and times of when the rooms will be occupied. All chat rooms are solely owned by The Stroke Network and are private. You must be a member of The Stroke Network in order to access our chat rooms. You can register by clicking here. All scheduled chat sessions are moderated by our chat hosts. Please feel free to join us anytime!

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