What a story, Lifes! I am so happy to hear that after all of this that you and your friends have been through, she is back. You are a truly wonderful friend and she is lucky to have you in her life. Never give up, you are an inspiration and I pray that you all have wonderful years to come!
Take care and thanks so much for this update! View Thread
As you may have noticed, we are more than pleased to have Richard C. Senelick, M.D as our new expert here in the WebMD Stroke Community!
Dr. Senelick specializes in both neurology and the subspecialty of neurorehabilitation. He has served as the Medical Director of HealthSouth RIOSA , The Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio for over 35 years, is Editor in Chief of Health South Press and writes a blog on health care related issues and neurorehabilitation for the Huffington Post as well as a blog for his own website.
I am sure that we will all appreciate his experienced insight in this community and I hope that you will all give him a warm welcome.
I'm sure that things are not easy for either of you and my heart goes out to you both. Here is the WebMD Stroke Recovery: Tips for the Caregiver Overview . Is the stroke victim in any sort of rehabilitation care? This might be a helpful thing for her, though I do not know the entire situation.
Best of luck to you all and hope to hear back. Please keep us posted on how things are going and take care of yourself and her.View Thread
You may not know that heart disease kills women. In fact, this article on Women and Heart Disease states "Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over 40 years old," and that "Every year, more than 400,000 U.S. women die of heart disease. This translates to approximately one death every minute."
The American Heart Association urges us to Wear Red Day on Friday, February 4th, to promote heart disease awareness and to honor those women who have heart disease, those who have passed, and those yet to be diagnosed.
Please join us with your support on this day! We would love to hear who you are wearing red for at"I'm Wearing Red for...." Feel free to leave comments, stories, personal insight, etc.
Thanks for your constant wonderful support. Take care! AmeliaView Thread
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Hugs to you! No one can be the rock ALL of the time! Your family should not be annoyed, but happy you are here.
My father went through cancer and was the "rock" forever, but we adjusted the rock-like features and helped him to regain such strength physically and mentally. Hopefully, you can tell your family that you need their patience and their support and when you recover, the annoyed ones will be in trouble.
Everyone suffers and recovers differently from a stroke, so it is almost impossible to give you much information towards your future. What have your side effects been thus far? How are you treating them? What has your doctor told you as far as predictions of recovery?
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