smallory

Founder and Owner
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About smallory

  • Rank
    President & CEO
  • Birthday 08/02/1957

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  • Stroke Network Email
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  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
    06-20-1994
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    https://www.facebook.com/strokenetwork/
  • Website URL
    http://www.stevemallory.org/
  • Interests
    Helping people!
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  • First Name
    Steve
  • State
    Maryland
  • Country
    United States

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  1. My wife would write special instructions to the nurses and tape it over my bed.
  2. I'm sorry about your mom's strokes. I lost my speech over 23 years ago but I've learned several effective alternate ways to communicate with my wife and daughters. Even my nurses were trying. You might want to read my article about techniques in communication. BTW my stroke also caused quadriplegia so effective communication was a priority!
  3. I was also in good health but nobody in my family has ever had a stroke. I was under a lot of stress at work. I would often get migraine headaches. My stroke caused lots of permanent serious deficits. Anyway, check out this web page for more risk factors.
  4. Lin, you are spot on! The handbook was actually written by our group of experienced stroke caregivers for the new stroke caregiver. Here is the URL: http://www.strokecaregiver.org/
  5. Welcome to StrokeNet. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  6. I would try for in-patient therapy but they might make her go to out-patient. Given the relatively good condition of your wife they typically reserve in-patient for patients who are more in need. I hope it works out for you guys. You should switch to another forum if the discussion starts focusing on another subject.
  7. Hi, I agree with everything said but I'd like to offer one more resource that was not mentioned. About a dozen of our experienced stroke caregivers collaborated on writing a handbook of their thoughts, suggestions, recommendations and answers to many questions that the new and inexperienced stroke caregiver might have. Check out our Stroke Caregivers Handbook.
  8. Welcome to StrokeNet. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  9. Okay, I will be the first. I'm running a test on the message board. I need members to reply to this post. Just type "test"for your post.
  10. All members: Please reply anything to this post.
  11. Welcome to StrokeNet. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

  12. I'm attaching a screenshot of what to do.
  13. You have to remember that these people are used to dealing with stroke survivors. You might want to just tell them about your anxiety and phobia. Maybe, that will reduce the amount of anxiety you have. In my country we call that, "breaking the ice". Also, do you take anything for your anxiety?
  14. No but you can buy the next best thing, it's called a wheelchair.
  15. You can get ANYTHING on Amazon!