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Hello Jane....thank you for sharing your thoughts again on BTG.
It has been a tough eight years for you and I am so glad that you have still kept in touch with BTG. Great that you have found so much encouragement from this thread started by MO5 and also from the very supportive comments which followed.
Wishing you the strength to hold on there and keep rebuilding your life. You have so much to live for and your experiences will be valuable help for others who are facing the challenges post SAH.
I remember seeing my Nuero Surgeon and I thanked him for saving my life this was 2 years after op. Now when I get nervy I talk 10 to the dozen and I was nervous having an MRI as I couldn't remember the other X Rays I had.
Anyway I was sitting there nervy and chatting away lol and he spoke to my husband and said "has your wife always spoke a lot" so I interrupted and said "When you are the youngest of 10 it is the only way you can get a word in" he smiled and bet he wrote chatterbox xx
It is annoying when the brain goes blank though and I say to my hubby what's his name about a singer and he cannot remember, so I tell him "Ah cognitive skills " !! xxxx
I have returned to this site hoping to find information/confirmation/reassurance that I am not over-reacting or looking for problems that aren't there - as this is what I know those around me think! I have spent time reading through posts and advice and find this one.
MO5....I am truly sorry to hear of your situation & YOU should be proud of all you have been & continue to deal with, humbling indeed!! Furthermore, your original post mentioned so many things that I have been 'struggling' with over the last few years and recognise,.
But have been told by my GP that I am depressed, suffering from stress blah, blah, blah but ignoring or not listening to what I feel are my real issues....memory, language hesitation (verbal & written) confrontation fear, social engagement incompetence, utter fatigue and above all else "I am devoid of all fluffiness.
I feel nothing, long conversations bore me, little to no empathy" So, I am probably not simply an "attention seeker" (how I've been made to feel!?!)
It has been so long since my SAH (2008) & stent (2010) that I no longer believed that this & my mental state could be linked. I have found work more than challenging, my ability to cope deteriorating until I finally left in October 2015, the financial pressures and feelings of failure have plagued me since.
My 3 children are now all grown up, happy, secure & working abroad, so I don't have that responsibility but the belief I am not the person I used to be has finally hit home - but how do I explain this without sounding like a 'whining child looking for excuses?'
In conclusion, I would like to thank you for posting so honestly and wish you well for the 28th, hoping you get the answers, support and help you deserve and are entitled to!
Your post & this thread has convinced me to tackle my GP again and ask him to take me seriously, so it has helped at least one person.
In fact, I may just copy & take this with me........thank you!!
Glad I cannot remember mine Jimble.
When I ask my Family. "Did I have this and that" I know I am getting well as in early days they would tell me what happened.
Now they go tut sheesh and words like that lol xx
Glad all is well and good luck xx