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  1. Stroke Survivor

    1. Newbie Stroke Survivor Introductions

      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.)

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    2. Stroke Survivor Support

      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.)

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    3. Central Pain Syndrome

      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.

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    4. Therapies or Treatments

      Tell others about any therapies or treatments that you have either used, know or have questions about and would like to discuss. (Caregiver and family questions welcome here, too.)

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    5. Medication

      Tells us what medication you are on. Ask questions about certain drugs here. We will try to get you answers! (Caregivers and family, ask your questions about drugs here, too.)

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    6. The Stroke and Diabetes Connection

      Discussions about how you are managing diabetes. What struggles do you face? What tips can you share?

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    7. Stem Cell Therapy   (35,168 visits to this link)

      STEM CELL THERAPY IS OF MAJOR INTEREST TO STROKE SURVIVORS WHO HAVE SERIOUS PERMANENT DISABILITIES. TO DATE, STEM CELL THERAPY DOES NOT WORK, ESPECIALLY IN COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE USA!

    8. Language Disorders

      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.

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    9. Personal Care

      Use this forum to ask questions and get tips on how to keep up with personal grooming. Share what you do keep age appropriately stylish

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    10. Research Discussion

      Discussion of research studies, study programs and advances in stroke treatment not yet available to the public.

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    11. Lighter Side of Strokes

      This forum is for discussing the lighter side of stroke. Compare life's postive or minor situations about living with your stroke. Also use this forum to share your proudest moments as a survivor.

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  2. Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Community

    1. Members Meeting Members

      Use this forum to explore and plan city, state or regional gatherings with other StrokeNet members.

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    2. Blog Community Forum

      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.

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    3. Community Discussions

      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.)

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    5. Medical Equipment and Disability Aids

      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.

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    6. Disability Hobbies and Sports

      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.

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    7. Off-Topic Discussions

      Anything goes in this forum, except stroke related topics: hobbies, sports, current events, etc., etc. If it doesn't fit in the other forums, it probably belongs here. Post local 'meet-ups' here.

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    8. Relationships

      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.

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    9. Member Celebrations

      These subforums are used to celebrate member birthdays, stroke anniversaries, holidays and membership anniversaries.

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  3. Stroke Caregiver

    1. Newbie Stroke Caregiver Introductions

      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.)

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    2. Stroke Caregiver and Family Support

      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.

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    3. Stroke Caregiver and Family Questions

      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.)

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    4. Share with other Caregivers

      Pass on your lessons learned to other stroke caregivers. What tips do you have for other stroke caregivers? Tell us about good moments.

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    5. Ailments

      What kind of ailments has your loved one had and how have you cared for them? Tell us what you tried and what does and doesn't work.

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    6. Call for Prayers

      Caregivers and survivors who need prayers for a loved one, their whole family or themselves may post their requests here.

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    7. Health Care Issues and Concerns

      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.)

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    8. Burn Out

      How do you cope with your situation, overwhelming decision making, burn out and depression? Tell us your situation, new or veteran stroke caregiver.

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    9. Lost a Loved One to Stroke

      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."

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    10. Young Stroke Caregivers

      Are you a caregiver under 46? Your questions,concerns, experience and comments are valuable to others.

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  4. Organization

    1. A plea for help!

      An article about the rising operating expenses of StrokeNet.

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    2. Daily Newsfeed

      On-line news articles about stroke.

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