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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.

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    • Ian, the RTA head injury and the SAH are more than likely completely unrelated and just coincidence. Good luck in your effort to lose weight and drinking lots of water can only be good, it helps keep headaches at bay as well as all the other advantages.  
    • Ian, totally sympathise with you.  I exercised 4 times a week - jogging, step aerobics, aerobics, and aqua aerobics - had to stop after my SAH and put on 3 stones in 3 months.  I'd had enough of the weight gain two years ago and decided to diet without the exercise.  I've managed to lose 2 1/2 stone through healthy eating alone.  I don't deprive myself and if I want something I have it - everything in moderation.  I get the depression thing too - I needed something to feel in control of my life and food helped.     Stay strong because despite how you feel, you sound like you're doing well and are coping really quite well.    We are here for you and, yes, by the grace of God we are standing together xx
    • Thank you all for your responses, I just feel alone sometimes and a bit sorry for myself!   The injury history with me is one I often can't correlate, I first received an RTA caused head injury in August 2003 but a full six years elapsed before the eruption, that fails to make a lot of sense to me.   After the SAH I was told basically to stop my sport hobbies which were Hill running and rough trek running, this was because of the BP issues effectively linked to having a 'leak; of blood intensified by raised BP.   Inevitably I gained weight, not helped by my age and I guess I comfort ate because of the mounting depression. Now I am dieting and drinking pure water rather than coffee or juice, so I am trying to be positive physically.   I have a lot to learn as I have been on my own for a few years now, my marriage did not survive sadly, but on some ways that might have been for the best. So I shall read on and listen carefully to you guys. After all we are all here by the grace of god and together we stand.   Thanks and love to you all   Ian
    • Music helped me Weedrea when I came around as I come from a Family who always played and sung at our Parties   My Sisters used to hold my hand and they said I once opened my eyes and I said" wrong words"  lol   I remember none of this xx Happy belated Anni  and many more.   And try some Honky tonk for me xxxx j/k xxxxx Love Win xxxx  
    • I'm definitely not as committed to the piano as my hubby....he got a piano last year for his 40th birthday and I've been learning too. It's definitely good fun. My mum's actually a piano teacher...but she realised quickly that I didn't have the commitment to it as a child!   She's got Stage 4 cancer and so we're using our learning as a way of getting my mum to record herself playing piano (playing is quite emotional for her) and then us trying to learn it. Hoping it works as hearing piano music was such a big part of my life as a kid.   So, yes, thanks for the nudge....off to do some piano practice!! It's really bonkers to see yourself learn to do something when the second you think about it you realise you've no idea what you're doing!   Andrea