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.
Questions and issues of new stroke caregivers or family members to the veteran stroke caregivers. What questions do you have about emotionally or physically caring for your loved one? (NOTE: If you have a question about a specific drug, type of therapy or a speech issue look for their forums up above.)
Tell or ask stroke caregivers and survivors about the health care and insurance system issues that you have or are dealing with. Maybe your situation can help someone else. (NOTE: Find or post SSDI topics in the Community Discussions forum.)
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."
We have chat for all ages everyday, afternoons and evenings, for all members. Special chat sessions, in separate rooms, are scheduled for stroke caregivers. Check the, Chat Schedule, for dates and times of when the rooms will be occupied. All chat rooms are solely owned by The Stroke Network and are private. You must be a member of The Stroke Network in order to access our chat rooms. You can register by clicking here. All scheduled chat sessions are moderated by our chat hosts. Please feel free to join us anytime!
I love the description of walking like a toddler as I think about it I have progressed past that but I do remember that stage very clearly and I agree it'd be a lot and I would have been a lot nicer to be closer to the ground than what we are I agree that we can't get angry with not strokers for not understanding you're absolutely right we wouldn't have understood pre stroke
I like your idea of finding an object you can lightly touch. When I read it I realized that I was already doing that trick! Preferably something I can lean on, but if not, any port in a storm. I have recently improved my ability to cross roads when there is a little traffic around. Before Xmas I would wait till streets were clear before crossing.
This is the advantage of a small town! don't try it in USA!
I've never been a drinker, not even in college, but the school I went to was a big party school, so that was my choice every weekend: Do I sit alone in the dorm, or do I go watch my friends get drunk? I know, the drinker may think they're having a blast, but it's not so fun to watch.
My question is that when the hall cleared, were they expecting you or the CNA to go off?I'm surprised that the nursing Sup didn't rush over to see what was going on. Make a formal complaint to the nursing home. I wonder what would have happened if the woman had heard the aid? Maybe said aid needs to get a job that's more entertaining, so that she won't have to make up her own. Becky
Pam, we are women so we like a little attention, we are alone so we learn to live with that. I have had y name coupled with a few people but to me they are just friends. friendship is all i am interested in but sometimes have a fancy for more than that. I am old too but a little flirting, a little smiling, a little laughter makes me feel young again, just for a little while. :)