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  • Birthday 07/08/1964
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  1. AnaJ

    Prayers headed your way for Steve. Lord, please place your loving hands on him, and protect him, also give comfort to his loved ones.
  2. AnaJ

    Hi, Becky, thanks so much for all this valuable information! I'm worried sick about my husband, because I go to work daily, and so afraid of bringing this dreaded virus home to him. I work in healthcare, not direct patient contact though, but I'm still amonst people who might spread it. A vaccine for him would be wonderful, and I'll definitely ask his doctor about that. I hope you're doing good and staying well, also. Take care of yourselves, everyone! These are scary times, for sure!
  3. AnaJ

    Wow, Jayallen, six years is quite the accomplishment! Congratulations on your hard work! you have so much to be proud of!
  4. Hello, Two years after his stroke, I am still having a hard time getting my husband to eat. He is still battling thrush on his tongue from when he was in the hospital which is proving to be a very stubborn bug, indeed, which we think is part of the problem. He's lost about 40 pounds now as a result. I guess, among other things, strokes affect even the enjoyment of food. Good luck to you all, and I hope that that situation improves with you all eventually!
  5. AnaJ

    Alan, Congratulations on your continuing progress towards recovery! Yes, stroke recovery is long and HARD, but you're getting there, one step at a time, one day at a time. And it looks like you are having a very active, fulfilling life while you're doing it! Your positive outlook will take you far in life! What an inspiration to us all!
  6. Hi, Chris, Please remember that your anger and frustration are absolutly normal, and you must vent somehow. That is important for your mental health. Also remember, and one of the things that I've learned with stokes is that nothing is cut and dry. There are no time frames for anything as far as healing from a stroke go. It's a major lifechanger, for sure, and definitely the life you didn't ask for. My heart goes out to you! Also, please take care of yourself. Do something you enjoy while your husband sleeps, read a book, go to the gym, etc. I don't mean to sound corny, but we also need to look for and be grateful for the small steps that your husband might make in his recovery. Stroke recovery is long and hard, in most cases. For all parties involved. But is's still very much possible! Everyday is one step closer to that. I hope this helps you!
  7. Hi, Sue! I'm so sorry that you felt unsupported as a caregiver. Yes, it can be lonely at times, but we just have to remember that there are so many others out there going through the same. Sometimes it can be hard to reach out to others. I am not the type of person who likes to put my feelings out there, but sometimes we must step out of our comfort zone and do just that. Caregiving for a loved one is just too important a job to let our own self-care slide. Our loved ones depend on us, and it is the most important job we will ever do. Before my husband suffered his stroke, I've always wondered how caregivers managed to do what they do. Now I know that they do it out of love.
  8. Welcome to StrokeNet. Please feel free to browse around and then introduce yourself by posting in the the Newbie Stroke Survivor or Stroke Caregiver Introduction forum.  After that, post your question in the applicable forum and others will reply.  You will quickly get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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