Stroke Caregiver - female
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  1. Sue, thank you so much for reaching out. Your doing so is an emotional life saver. One of my major frustrations has been that is little to no instruction or support for caregivers. It's more like "He's discharged, here he is, take him home now". I found I was actively inserting myself into my husband's daily care and therapies for months, just to get any scraps of a clue I could. Each acute care facility should have a volunteer stroke caregiver mentorship program, to match experienced caregivers like you to clueless newbies like me. I am surprised something so simple and cheap to put in
  2. Thank you for your kind replies. I want to stress my husband proper or providing his care have nothing to do with my anger and resentment; rather, these emotions stem from what appears to be careless medical treatment by his PCP. My husband had no self-imposed risk factors for stroke. He was active, didn't smoke or drink and was at an appropriate weight. The only issue he had was high cholesterol that went from 201 to 241 in a year. He was never put on a statin. When PCP noticed an acute spike in his blood pressure at a routine office visit, they ordered daily home monitoring and require
  3. I am here because I need help coping with and learning to accept my husband's stroke. My husband suffered an acute ischemic stroke 7 months ago. Months previous to his stroke he presented with high cholesterol and a spike in blood pressure that went untreated by his PCP. He now suffers with aphasia and apraxia. He did regain his ability to walk but still has no feeling in his arm or leg. It may be because I believe his stroke came with plenty of warning and could have been prevented (but wasn't through no fault of his own), but I am stuck somewhere between anger and depression all the ti
  4. 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.

    1. Thea


      Thank you.

    2. Willis


      Welcome to a place where there are many who understand what has happened to ypu.