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Karen last won the day on July 24

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About Karen

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  • Birthday 26/08/62

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  • Biography
    Where do I start? I had a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in 2005 and life became very different!
  • Location
    Wimborne, Dorset UK
  • Interests
    James Patterson, Lynda La Plante, Cranford, Marian Keyes, Cathy Kelly The Great Outdoors, Planes, Tr
  • Occupation
    Running this site
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    25/07/05 SAH - aneurysm coiled

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  1. Hi, it's a pdf file and can't be posted in the gallery .... I'm happy to send it to you via email if you would like to view it? x
  2. Admin note: In order to stay on topic in the medical forums this thread has been edited and artwork and replies can be found on the following thread started in the Green Room....just click your mouse on the title below. x
  3. I'll get Lauren to check it out. Thanks for letting me know. x In the meanwhile if any member wants to print off the poster, PM me with your email address and I'll send it as an attachment.
  4. It does automatically download....I have Chrome and I can download it and saves to your files... not sure what else I can do, to be honest. x
  5. test - Can someone test out the poster pdf file below? Thanks. poster (2).pdf
  6. Hi, try your IPad .... any problems, then get back to me. x
  7. Ask your Doc for a blood test to see if you're deficient in any vitamins or minerals .... it could be a simple fix. I was found to be lacking in iron, calcium/vit D post SAH. x
  8. Jan, I can only say that this year, I'll be 12 years on, post SAH. I shall also be 55 in August. Every year, since the SAH, I've experienced better recovery .... I've been going through the menopause as well...and still having the drop in hormones. It's a tough road to travel, but I've done more this year, than I've ever done post SAH, so take heart! 2 years ago, I finally went to the Docs and got anti-depressants for my anxiety (I'm still on them) ... I also had stuff going on in my personal life. I struggled. I just wish that I had accepted help earlier and life since, has been a lot better and on a much more even keel.... I've also had balance problems and still do at certain times .... go and speak to your GP and be honest with him/her ... I've always felt that for me, the two year stage, was the starting point in my recovery.... figuring it out and discovering that I was living in a body and brain, that didn't feel like me. I rarely post on the site now, but I know how important mental health is ... please go and see your GP.... I wish that I hadn't been quite so stubborn, there's help out there and I hope that you guys won't leave it as long as me, to seek it. xx
  9. I'll pass on your thanks Paul. xx
  10. Love and hugs Paul....we're all with you. x Some of the older members on BTG who haven't posted for a while and have moved on from BTG, but are friends on Facebook with BTG Facebook and myself, send their love and condolences, as they remember your personal support and Lin .... Sarah, Carolyn, Tina W, Michelle D, Janet, Jen, Keith, Leonie, Sandi, Kelley, Donna, Margaret, Vivien and Mary.... their usernames on BTG are different, but they're all thinking of you and send love. x
  11. Great to see you Laura. x
  12. Great to see you back Keith! x
  13. So very sad for you Paul ... words are never enough, but I think that you can see from the responses on here, that we've all shared your journey with Lin. As Daff has so eloquently said, that it's been a beautiful story of love ....and we all feel part of yours and Lin's journey .... Such a sad day, but Lin fought with great courage and you have too .... she couldn't have wished for a better partner. Sending much love to you and I'm so sorry. xx
  14. Thinking of you Paul ... sending hugs and love. x
  15. Kelley, I have an infundibula on the left hand side of my brain. I believe that it's an abnormal shaped artery. It hasn't caused me any problems. Ask your Doc the questions that you need to ask. xx