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Even YOU Can Become Disabled - Why Visitability Is Necessary

mel106
  • By mel106 · New reply yesterday at 10:10 pm
  • Journal · 13 replies
  • A Wheelchair Wonderland I remember vividly a point in time where I wished desperately that the whole world was in a wheelchair so that everyone could know what my daughter had to go through just to go ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply yesterday at 3:25 pm
  • Journal · 67 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

Oh WoW

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply yesterday at 12:11 pm
  • Journal · 35 replies
  • Today has already started as challenge...not that every day isn't packed with something. The funeral for mom Bandelier was amazing and wonderful in the celebration of her life. Going home to their house ...

Body jerks

jdwill
  • By jdwill · Posted yesterday at 10:09 am
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 0 replies
  • Any information on myoclonic jerks ...

the day

canyonwife
  • By canyonwife · New reply yesterday at 12:48 am
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Today is a Monday like any other Monday.Cept today is the day me and my partner see the Doc to find out what the game plan is..finally some concrete answers..even if its just a course of action and then ...

help with amputation

cheekiesangel
  • By cheekiesangel · Posted April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Information and support · 0 replies
  • hi need some advice about therapy, my Hubbie had low leg amputation last Friday. its been a wk and they sent him to a rehab facility and so far nothing has been done except screw up his medication. if ...

Dementia, helping mom feel it is home.

jeffsjewel
  • By jeffsjewel · Posted April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 0 replies
  • I am new here and looking for help, insight and sugestions. My mom has Dementia. She wants to go home all the time. (She is at home). I was wondering if anyone who has been through this has suggestion ...

worried

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Journal · 20 replies
  • So for this week I came home to TX to be with my husband and girls. To work a little. I call my mom 3 or more times a day to see how my dad is doing. He had a rough night. And he told my mom he is tired ...

Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Journal · 306 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

Families of love not blood...

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Journal · 22 replies
  • Larry is still on antibiotics daily IV therapy at the hospital. just yesterday and today he has been up and around more... he said he's feeling better. He was sleeping almost around the clock and was ...

going to get better

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • So the picture on my post is of my mom, daughter and my daddy. This is two years ago. Before the cancer. I hope come next year in 2015 both my parent will be at my younger child graduation. If thing keep ...

more questions

canyonwife
  • By canyonwife · New reply April 5, 2014
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • Hiya everyone.I have got more info on my partners condition,but yet again I am filled with more questions versus answers.I have waited a few days because I was unsure what to write or how to convey my ...

note to members

canyonwife
  • By canyonwife · New reply April 1, 2014
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • Just a little note to all of you.In the past week I have been through some tough times with my partner,all the waiting ,the fears and the possibilities of this diagnosis have been emotionally exhausting ...

frustrated..

canyonwife
  • By canyonwife · New reply March 29, 2014
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • Hey everyone.This has been a rough week my partner got the results from the FNA,indeterminate.Uggggh,more waiting.... I'm not sure but at least for me I wanted answers,not more waiting and more questions.I ...

Do this NOW!

ttcwm
  • By ttcwm · New reply March 27, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Hi All, I have an idea for anyone who is dealing with the beginning stages of alz/dementia. If your loved one can still sign their name please get a stamp made with that signature. I know that you can ...

In The Hospital

Jastopp
  • By Jastopp · New reply March 26, 2014
  • Journal · 94 replies
  • Well the continued concern over Larry's toes, Turned out to be a lot more involved...he has an infection on his great toe, and is on high powered antibiotics IV and may lose the toe. (of course no ne ...

just me

BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · Posted March 26, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • As a care giver to a family member. I start to question my own health. Is that spot just a spot or more. Is a sneeze allergy or more. But I am thinking that I think way to much. Have a blessed day ...

My special little boy,hubby and me X

staceygriff
  • By staceygriff · New reply March 26, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • Welcome to my journal.5 years ago i sadly lost my mum,at the young age of 34.My mum was 54 and had a sudden heart attack due too stress.A year later,my 7 year old son at the time,was diagnosed with ulcerative ...

Alopecia Treatment !!

GarrettH
  • By GarrettH · Posted March 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 0 replies
  • Hi all, I'm a new comer to this site. I joined since i have a very good friend who is experiencing Alopecia. He lost his hair in the age of 15 and even though it grew back, he lost it all again at the ...

How do you keep sheets on the bed?

ttcwm
  • By ttcwm · New reply March 25, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Hi All, My mom is now pulling all of the bed linens off the bed numerous times a day. It appears that she thinks that they are no good and then starts taking everything off. I was there the other morning ...

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