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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
Welcome to the Forum Steve, I am pleased you are feeling better. I was treated in the RVI and also received excellent support. Those first weeks are difficult I remember them well although I was lucky my bleed was slight and I did not need a drain. I had anuerysm which was coiled still being monitored due to size and location.
It is a slow journey with good days and bad, more good days now 2 years later so take it slow and listen to your body. A traumatic brain bleed is scary and physical and mental after effects are not always visible so be kind to yourself.
I wish you lots of luck in your recovery and look forward to hearing how you get on.
Hi Kimberly, welcome to BTG.
Brain fog is very common post SAh and is a sign you have done too much. When it happens try and make a note of what you have been doing beforehand and then try and avoid it in future. I know when I get it, it is usually when I have been concentrating on something for too long or having an in depth conversation. Even talking with friends becomes too much sometimes and I find I have to sit back and let them do the talking.
I'm not sure about the hot/cold, maybe as Tina says it will be worthwhile having a chat with your GP.
Take it easy and let us know how you are getting on.
Hi Steve, welcome to BTG and thanks for sharing your story. It sounds very similar to mine, did they ever find a cause of your bleed?
Sounds like you are doing really well, you are lucky to have found Headway and a counsellor so soon. It always helps to be able to talk to someone about what has happened. A bleed is such a life changing event and many who have not experienced one find it difficult to understand how it affects you.
Glad that you have found BTG and that it has been helpful to you. I know in my early days this site was a great source of knowledge and somewhere I could come and speak to people who 'understood'.
Hope your recovery continues going well, take it slowly and don't rush back to work. Drink plenty of water and take lots of rest. Be good to hear more from you.
Paulhuc Hi xx
You know your hubby and gradually you will see bits of him coming back, see we are not Doctors and we can only give you info on what happened to us.
As I said I had a 4 bleed and once I woke up I was so glad to be alive and I love life. I am so happy to have had a 2nd chance as a lot do not get it.
So Cheer your hubby up and take it 1 step at a time so let us know how he gets on with swallow tests,
My Daughter saw a yoghurt pot at the side of my hospital bed and she said just knowing I'd had a yoghurt made her so pleased.
Wishing you both well xx