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  • Birthday 08/03/1984

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  1. cumminsfemme

    It's been awhile since I last posted, but thank you, folks, for continuing the conversation in my absence. Since July a lot has happened: we found a great GP, and as of October 13, my best friend and I are now married. We have been circulating around specialists and diagnostic testing who/which are providing no answers as to the origin of his "stroke": no small artery disease, no large vessel disease, no heart anomalies, no blood anomalies...but who all want to continuously order more tests. We just blew through four different genetic tests at a whopping $2,700.00. We just blew th
  2. cumminsfemme

    Thank you, everyone, for your advice and encouragement.
  3. Hi, Thea, My story is quite like yours, except about my bestie. We both have no family and found each other when I was at my worst. He basically rescued me from the bad world I circulated in, and I think of him as my hero. Fast forward 10+ years and stroke enter stage left. This was about six months ago. The medical attention was abominable; like just putting him to bed for two days would have had the same overall outcome, but just much smaller bill associated. I am not trying to be controversial to anyone, nor contentious regarding any advice previously given...and I will not
  4. I am working with my best friend in the world to heal after his stroke. I am his primary caregiver as he has no family. I do all the shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc., and just generally try to make sure he stays in good spirits. We've both gone on the Mediterranean diet in the last four weeks for convenience, and to follow common post-stroke care. We've also added circuit training, weight training and HIIT. Now we're both down in weight quite significantly, myself more than he is, as I had more extra weight to lose than he did. The main thing that he has lost is rational c
  5. 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.