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  1. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage/Stroke Discussion

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    2. Non-Aneurysm SAH or Perimesencephalic SAH

      This is the forum to post in, if you've experienced a SAH with no known cause.

    3. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Polls

      This forum allows members to post a question on Subarachnoid Haemorrhage matters which should also include a Poll. All newly started Polls will be subject to Admin and Moderators approval before they appear on this forum.

    4. Stroke Discussion

      For all other types of stroke and childhood stroke

    5. Carers Support

      Discussion for carers of an SAH or stroke survivor.

    6. Untreated/Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

      Please post here if you're living with aneurysm(s) that haven't been treated or totally occluded.

    7. SAH/Stroke Anniversaries

      Please feel free to post details of your SAH/Stroke Anniversary here .

    8. Cerebral AVM's - Arteriovenous Malformations

      An abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital.

  2. General Discussion

    1. Advice & Tips/Healthy Living/Benefits

      Tell us what you've found useful as an aid to your recovery (such as relaxation techniques etc.) and discuss natural diet advice/healthy living tips. This is also the forum to post in, if you need or can offer advice on Benefits that can be claimed after a SAH/Stroke

    2. Introduce Yourself

      Tell us about yourself here and please feel free to include an account of your SAH/Stroke.

    3. Driving After SAH

      Sharing experiences of getting back to driving and useful suggestions and tips. 

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    • Agree with super Mario. I flew a year after mine after feeling reassured when Super Mario shared her travel log on here and I have flown every year since.    A friend of mine who is a pilot also said the longer hauls may actually be easier as they have better cabin pressure, oxygen flow.    I have an exemption for the scanners due to the make of my VP shunt ( examptions can apply to that and some pace makers and other medical devices) but that would only apply in certain cases also I noticed when I returned from holiday last week that scanners are updating again so there was one I could go through anyway with no issue.   Main thing is to rest before you fly, make the trip to airports as easy as possible, make allowance to rest when you get ther, the next day post travel can hit hard m drink plenty of water, take excellent noise reduction ear plugs and just try to sleep. I also wear sunglasses on the airport to take the edge off.   go . Enjoy. But yes get good insurance, 
    • I have flown 4 or 5 times a year since my SAH 14 years ago. I have never had a problem. The longest flight was 7 hours. I suggest you take advice from your doctor.  As a warning, just make sure your insurance are aware of your event, you know what medical expenses are like in the US. You will possibly have to pay an extra premium. Better to be safe than sorry 
    • Hello Kindly please share your experiences about flying. I had my sah six years ago. My aneurysm has been coiled and clipped (May 2012). I never tried flying since my sah. I would like to try this time, I am planning to fly from UK to USA and it will be a 7hr flight. Do you think I can cope? Do I need  something for x-ray exemption or I am safe for x-ray? Thank you.
    • So sorry Sarah about losing your mum that is so hard . Yes that is bad about hospital , you could get a copy from drs. I’m not to bad at moment just hope they’ve a bed that was bad last time. Not too scared as been there before lol .i will keep in touch on here , it’s the tiredness after I’m not looking foreword to took me along long time to get back to normal and I’m 8 yrs older . Thank you all for your wishes hope you all keep well. Xxx💕
    • Hi Joan, Sorry, but I missed this thread until the lovely Tina contacted me.     I'm pleased you got a date through which is not too far away - hopefully you will manage to keep the nerves in check during that time.    My thoughts will be with you on 2nd August.   I have not heard anything from the hospital following my scan on 7th April, but on a recent visit to my GP for something else, I asked if they had had any correspondence from the hospital.  They had received a report and I was informed that there were no changes since my previous scan and they would scan me again next April.  I'm not overly impressed that the hospital hasn't bothered to inform me though and I only found out by chance.   My Mum passed away 3 weeks ago, so I really am grateful and relieved that no more coiling is required at present as I don't think I could have coped with the stress of that as well.   Looking forward to hearing from you after the procedure - sending love and best wishes in the meantime, Sarah