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Chelle C

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  1. Hi Steve, Sorry you are feeling a bit off kilter today, you will have days like this especially when you as you are still only 3 months since SAH. I think what has happened is you have over done things yesterday, I know it's brilliant when you have those days where you feel great, you just want to do normal things and that is great, I think what you are experiencing now is your body and your brain saying " hold up a bit, we are not ready for this, we need more time to heal " and that is why you are probably feeling as you do today. It is still early days for you, you can still do things that you want to do, just listen to your body and your brain, as you are finding out today they have a way of letting you know when you have over done things. It will be 3 years next month since my bleed and I still have days when my brain let's me know I have over done things. It does get better as time goes on, your good days will out weigh the bad, it just takes time. As Win will tell you, baby steps at first. So for today you just need to rest, make sure you take plenty of water and be kind to yourself, the water will help with headaches and dizziness. Hope this has helped & you start to feel better soon. Take Care Love Michelle xx
  2. Hi Chris, Welcome to BTG, sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time at the moment. I can only agree with what the others have said, all good advice from everyone. I had my SAH in June 2014 and like you I suffered with depression, I did have some counselling and it did help, I think being able to talk to someone other than my partner or family member's did help, allowing me to let go without feeling like I was burdening those close to me, it also helped me to be able to get across to those close to me exactly how I was feeling and what they could do to help. It is still very early days for you on your recovery journey, your body and your brain have suffered a huge trauma, they both need time to heal. As Daffodil said, take time to be kind to yourself, the tips she has given you are brilliant. You have certainly come to the right place for help, advice and some much needed support and you will get that in abundance here. The recovery road can be a bit of a bumpy road at times and we will all do our best to help you along it. Keep reaching out as we are always here. Sending you a big hug and best wishes. Love Michelle xx
  3. Hi Steve, Welcome to BTG, sorry for the delay in picking up on your post, I've been moving house and just catching up now. It sounds like you are doing ok, as you are already finding out the recovery road can be a bit of a bumpy one at times. Plenty of rest and drinking plenty of water as this really does help with headaches. I was also in the RVI, I HAD ruptured aneurysm, they saved my life, I will be 3 years next month since my bleed. You have certainly come to the right place for help and support, this site is fantastic, everyone is very friendly and the other thing is you know you can come here and talk to people who know what you are going through, it's not always easy to talk to family and friends or to off load your worries to them, you can do that here. I wish you well as you go along the recovery road, Take care Love Michelle xx
  4. Paul, I was shocked and very sad to hear you have lost your Darling Lin, A beautiful light has gone out in your world today, But that light will shine brightly in heaven forever. Sending you much love at this very difficult time, Michelle xx
  5. Hi Paul, sending you both love & hugs, Hope things improve very soon. Thinking of you both, Love Michelle xx
  6. Hi JM, welcome to BTG, This is a brilliant site and you really have come to the best place for help and support, we have all had different experiences in the bleed department some worse than others, what you will find is that no matter how it came to happen or what deficits we have we are a huge family of survivors, what you have experienced and the fact that you have come here to share your experience will help a lot of other people, Please don't ever feel that you could be wasting people's time, you are now a valued member of a huge new family. So keep doing what you are doing, keep coming here as you will make a lot of new friends a long the way. I really do wish you well with your continued recovery. Love & Best Wishes Michelle xx
  7. Hi Liz, Welcome to BTG. All sound advice from Clare, Tina and Win, it takes time to get over such a trauma, you need to listen to your body and your brain, if you over do things they will let you know. It's very early days in your recovery but things do get better with time, It sounds like you have a great support network with your wife and sister and of course The dogs, my little dog helped me while I was recovering, it was as if she knew I was poorly. Take each day as it comes, you are certainly not alone, you have come to the right place for help and support, it's a great comfort knowing there a place you can come to where people understand what you are going through and how you are feeling. The recovery road can be a bumpy one at times, we will be here for you, you will make a lot of new friends here. Wishing you all the best. Love Michelle xx
  8. I used to love eating extra strong mints, since SAH I can't put a mint in my mouth, i have real problems when brushing my teeth and have to make sure I rinse my mouth out really well. Chocolate was also off the menu but my taste for that has come back. Michelle xx
  9. Hi Rachel, Welcome to BTG, I'm sorry to hear of your experience. You have come to the right place for advice and support, you will find everyone very friendly here. Firstly what I would say is I had an SAH which was caused by a rupture aneurysm so I know the cause of my bleed. I had the "Thunder Clap" headache and became unconcious. However there are member's of BTG who have had NASAH which means non aneurysmal sah, they had a bleed with no cause for the bleed being found. If you are really worried, which you obviously are it might be a good idea to get another doctor's opinion. The one thing I wouldn't recommend is looking things up on the internet, you really can frighten yourself, i know because I did it myself after my SAH. I know it's easier said than done but try not to worry, your husband is seeing what worrying is doing to you and he is obviously concerned. If your symptoms persist or if any new symptoms appear then you should seek medical advice. Have a good look around the site, there are lots of posts here that may help to ease your fears. Keep coming back and talking and keep us informed as to how you are doing. Good luck Love Michelle xx
  10. Hi Martin, Welcome to BTG,Sorry to hear about your sister, It is a nervous time when you first come out of hospital, The advice that Clare has given is exactly what I would have said myself, Try to keep things as peaceful as you can for her, especially the noise levels. Don`t expect to much to soon, recovery is a slow process after such a trauma, the body and the brain need time to recover. I think it`s lovely that you have come here for help and advice to help her, Let us know how she is doing, good luck Love Michelle xx
  11. Hi Shobs & Sandeep Welcome to BTG, I'm so sorry that Sandeep suffered SAH, stroke and CKD it has been a very traumatic time for you all. All I can really add to the advice that has already been given is to make sure he stays well hydrated and listens to his body and his brain, when he is tired plenty of rest. Shobs, try and make sure you look after yourself also, it's a long road ahead for you both. You have definitely come to the right place for help and support you will find a lot of helpful information here, you will also make a lot of friends who can relate to what you are going through. The recovery road can be a bumpy one at times, we are here for you and Sandeep. Best Wishes to you both. Love Michelle xx
  12. Hi Maria, So sorry that your fiance has had SAH and that you can't be with him at the moment. It is good that his family are keeping you up to date with his progress, in a situation like this i think you have to put your faith in the doctor's who are looking after him, as Skippy said recovery is different in everyone and it takes time for the body and the brain to recover after such trauma. You have come to the right place for help and advice, you will find a lot of helpful information here. I hope things begin to improve for your fiance very soon. Sending best wishes to you both, Love Michelle xx
  13. Hi Ap90 I'm sorry your mum is having problems with headaches. I have to agree with the advice that has already been given. I recently had a sudden on Set of a really severe pain in my head while I was out shopping which literally stopped me in my tracks, i contacted my doctor and was seen the same day, because of my history with SAH she called an ambulance and i was taken to hospital, I had head scanned and blood tests, all came back fine. At the time I was having to deal with a lot of family stress, the doctor said this sudden headache could have been caused by that. I have distanced myself from that stress and have felt a lot better, do you know if your mum has anything going on that could be causing her stress. I would definitely advise speaking to someone about your mum's headaches. Please keep us informed, i hope your mum is soon feeling better. Love Michelle xx
  14. Hi Heather, It's lovely to hear that Rebecca is doing so well, it sounds like she has settled into student life wonderfully, she has managed to achieve a lot during what has been as you say a hard 2 years. I also think it's fantastic that she is giving support to others who have suffered SAH. Well done Rebecca & I wish you all the very best for your future. Love Michelle xx
  15. Hi Phil, Welcome to BTG really glad that you have found us. So glad that once you were back in the UK you were diagnosed and received the treatment you eventually had. So many of us are misdiagnosed, they said mine was just migraine and were going to discharge me, thankfully they didn`t and here I am. I think you have done brilliant to get back to work and to be doing 30 hours a week, there are many who haven't been able to do that. So well done you. Memory, I like you had a brilliant memory and I now struggle with short term memory, I make notes to myself all the time, Although there has been some improvement since I had SAH in 2014, I notice it more if I`m stressed or tired, like Claire I also lose words when I`m stressed or tired and it can be very frustrating, but you do learn to cope with it as time goes on, then again you could recover your short term memory and not have a problem with it anymore, no two recoveries are the same. I used to be able to cope with any amount of stress, I do find now that it really does floor me if I`m stressed, mostly my head hurts and I find my emotions are all over the place. I think we all feel that SAH has stolen part of us, it`s what we do with what it has left us with that`s important, We all learn to live with our new normal and you will too, it just takes time, be kind to yourself Phil. This has been a very traumatic time for you and your family, how are your wife and children coping with it all? Anyway I wish you well on your recovery journey and look forward to hearing more from you. Best wishes to you and your family Love Michelle xx