Relationships after a stroke: Adjusting, support, new normal?
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A stroke can cause, temporary or permanent, physical, sensory, and emotional changes to a person: personality changes, emotional lability, impaired vision, impaired sensations, paralysis, ambulatory impairments, etc.
While treatments, medical support, and rehabilitation can help ease and improve recovery, certain effects that a stroke may bring about can impact relationships. Such impacts may require the relationship to adjust to a new normal, with the magnitude and duration varying from person to person... Share your story.
Are you a caregiver, loved one, or patient?
How has a stroke affected your relationship: spousal, familial, etc?
What has helped you the most? What has been the most difficult?
What tips / advice would you recommed to others?
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To whoever reads this! Do not give up!
Yes a stroke causes changes to someone, but a stroke does not define that person. I am thankful my hubby had a stroke, but eventually got well again. We went through some rough patches - I at one time was emotionally drained because I was a wife, a caregiver, a mother, cook, maid, and bread maker - but I strongly believe if you had a strong relationship before, you will make it through. When I say my hubby is better, he is better than he was, but he is not as mobile as he once was and still experiences bouts of fatigue, forgetfulness, and spasticity, but he is leaps and bounds better than he once was.
It takes time, a good diet, and love and support! Yes, medical team and rehab is important, but if they do not feel the love and support, their morale wil not be there. My husband told me the love and support he got from the family made him push harder! So do not give up to whoever reads this. I hope I can touch somebody with my story.
Hello members, this is a new discussion dedicated to discussing relationships after a Stroke / CVA - hope you join in on this discussion.
@Peysmom @Fergie @ETarpy @Tisha53 @Chrissy @Stillcookn @Dbaker8832 @Debkay @Winnieklin @DebbieE @Terri324 @Freddie
I feel like I stress my spouse out with my depression and condition.
i am a 58 year old woman, had my stroke2 years ago,but i still consider myself lucky, because i have a fantastic family supportmy husband gave up hisdental practice to take care of me
i was a very active and fitperson lest likely to have a stroke so when it did happen it crushed my soul, because i beame a burden on my family emotionally and financially, this only increases my depression
i signed up for all kinds of trial therapies, but was not a candidate ever
just when i was about loosing hope a former patient of mine called with the news, that he knows somebody that went through the same thingand found a promising solution so ew got in touch with the personand he gave us all the information and i will share it with you all
there is hope for us: stem cells can heal the affected brain tissue;but not the way they do it intheUSA THERE IS A hospital in china: puhua international hospital, he traveled to beijing had the stereotacticbrain surgery and the
results are amazingyou can all find amazing stories on the hospital's facebook page
as you can imagine, i am traveling to chna soon i will let you know the results after i'm back i wish you all the best and thank you for accepting me in your group
ps by the way i leave in ny- if anybody else is in thisarea please let me know maybe we could meetand talk
i wish you all the best
@helenizsak Thank you for sharing and I am glad to hear that you had such a supportive family! I am hoping your trip to China and the treatment goes well and wish you the best. Please come back and let us know how everything went!
Hello! I had a stroke 12/13/18 and havebeen since busting my tail to rehab!! I'm about 70% better...still have some issues but willing to answer questions and help others.
I have had a very supportive family...3 sons and a great husband that has picked up the slack!! I am extremely fortunate!
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Wendy L VanWinkle
Does anyone have to deal with multiple ischemic strokes or small blood vessel strokes after a major stroke and recovery? It's a good thing I'm stubborn, but I feel alone
@Babygirl I had multiple postpartum strokes that resulted in a secondary movement disorder, double vision, constant tingling on my left, and I am now wheelchair bound. I understand how you are feeling.
I had a strome/TIA almost 2 months ago. I feel so different. I still have symptoms such as dizziness ir double vision. I work but i can't work 8 hrs or 40 hrs a week. I feel like a burden. My husband work 6d6days a week 10-15hrs a day. I dont want him to tire his self and he end up in the hospital.
I want to know what i can do to stop the dizziness or double from happening so much.
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My mom had a stroke last week and in hospital. It was in the back left part of her brain. She is repeating her name over and over and now is refering to herself as a third person of a conversation...such as saying "(her name) doesnt listen"..and "( her name) is funny....Does anyone jnow why this is happening?
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