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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.

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    • Dawn, it might be an idea to take your daughter to the appointment with you if at all possible. It will give her the chance to air her worries and ask questions. The answers may well put her mind at rest.
    • Hi Michelle, thank you for your kind words. It has been a big shock. My youngest daughter, who is 17 doesn't want me to go ahead with an operation. She's more worried than I am. She keeps saying what if it ruptures when they operate? She's so upset about it. It's so hard to think about what is the right decision. Yes you're right I need to see what the consultant has to say. Been told it won't be until January though. I'll keep you posted. x
    • Hi Dawn, sorry to hear your news, It must have come as quite a shock after such a long time, you are bound to be worried but the good thing is they have been able to catch it before it gets to a stage where it could rupture, I had 2 aneurysms  one ruptured and the other was found when they went in to coil the ruptured one, they coiled them both at the same time. There are members here who have had to have further surgery and I'm sure they will come along and share their experiences with you, hopefully putting your mind at rest.   In the meantime try not to stress to much, easier said than done I know but trust the medics who are looking after you, they wouldn't be doing this if they didn't think it was necessary, have that discussion with them and see what your options are.   Hope all goes well when you go to consultation, let us know how you get on. Love Michelle xx 
    • Hello my name is Dawn. I used to be a member on here about 10 years when I was diagnosed with a 7.3mm aneurysm. Nothing changed over 10 years until my last scan 6 weeks ago when I have been told it has grown slightly and they are going to call me into clinic to discuss options of whether to operate or not. I feel like my whole life has been turned upside down again. I had gotten used to the fact that it was there and never did I think it would grow. Has anyone had any similar experiences.
    • I had that with my tube (I also have a shunt but what you describe sounds more like my tube) in time this did get better like everything it takes 'time'  Re: dizzy and heavy head are you keeping yourself well hydrated could be as simple as that.   everything just takes 'time' to settle down..