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.)
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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."
All members, stroke survivor and stroke caregiver, are welcome to attend our scheduled chat sessions. Scheduled chat is available on Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 3 pm - 4 pm EST in the StrokeSurvivors chat room. We also have evening chat from 8 pm - 9 pm EST every Monday and Wednesday in the StrokeSurvivors chat room. Chat is held on Fridays in the evenings from 8 pm - 9 pm EST in the CoffeeShop chat room. These chat sessions are also available to all members. Chat for just stroke caregivers is held every Tuesday evening from 8 pm - 9 pm EST in the StrokeCaregivers chat room. All scheduled chat sessions are moderated by our chat hosts.
Chat rooms are private as they are solely owned by The Stroke Network. You must be a member of The Stroke Network in order to access our chat rooms. You can register by clicking here. Please feel free to join us anytime!
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