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Chelle C

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About Chelle C

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  • Birthday 09/09/63

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    county durham
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    baking cakes reading crosswords

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  1. How life changes

    Hi, welcome to BTG, Sorry to hear that your husband suffered an SAH, you have come to the right place for advice and support, you will find a wealth of very good information to help you understand what your husband has gone through. You will find this forum so beneficial to both of you, if you can manage to persuade him to have a look, if not maybe you could just read some of the INTRODUCE YOURSELF posts to him, if you come across one that is very similar to his situation it may help to get him interested, I think he will be surprised to find out how many male members we have here. We all have a different rate of recovery, he will be very tired and probably not up to doing very much because of the fatigue, just make sure he drinks plenty of water and has plenty of rest, his body and brain have suffered a huge trauma and they need lots of time to recover. This is a very difficult time for you also and you must make sure you look after yourself, it will take time for you to come to terms with such a shocking event, don't be scared of coming here and asking questions we will always be here for you both. The recovery road can be a bumpy road at times and we will do all we can to help you as you start the recovery journey together. Best Wishes to you both Love Michelle xx
  2. 5 years

    Congratulations Casey on your 5 year anni-versary, It's great to hear how well you are doing. Long may it continue. Love Michelle xx
  3. Nine Years who-hoo

    Congratulations Colleen on your 9th anni-versary, it sounds like you have a lot going on and keeping yourself busy with work and your dog. Hope you eventually got to relax. Well done on your amazing recovery. Love Michelle xx
  4. back in hospital

    Hi Clara, Sorry to hear that you've had a stroke, scary as I know only to well. I had my SAH in June 2014 and had a stroke in December 2014. Mine started with pain behind my right eye when I first got up that morning and I took headache tablets but as the morning went on it didn't go away and by lunchtime I had numbness in right side of my face, couldn't lift my right arm and my right leg and foot were quite numb my speech was also slurred. I was admitted to hospital and after scans and blood tests was told I had had a stroke. They told me everything was fine with my coils and they were still in place with no leakage, I had 2 aneurysms, one left sided and one rightsided, I was concerned that it may be connected to my SAH they said they couldn't be certain but probably not. I was discharged the same day, told to make sure I had plenty of rest and to just take it easy, I had a follow up appointment a week later. I have made a good recovery from that stroke being left with just a slight numbness in my right foot. Try not to let people freak you out, your doctor's know what they are doing, they have given you advice and they are the people you should listen to. As Claire said, you will hopefully get more answers on Tuesday when your OT comes to see you. Take care Love Michelle xx
  5. New member - Peter John

    Hi Peter John, Welcome to BTG, sorry to hear about your bleed, you have come to a great forum for support and advice. As has been said you are still early in your recovery, try to take things slowly and not overdo things, plenty of rest and drinking plenty of water are a great help. Wishing you well as you start your recovery journey. Love Michelle xx
  6. Hi Dotty, Welcome to BTG, so sorry to hear about your dad, you have come to the right place for help, support and advice, As Tina said, 2 weeks is still very early in your dad`s recovery, you are bound to be very worried and that is normal, it all takes time and the fact that he is talking to you and able to answer your questions is really good. You will find that he needs plenty of rest, his body and his brain have suffered trauma and they need lots of time to recover, Try not to worry as the doctors looking after your dad will be taking really good care of him, Have a look around this forum, you will find a lot of useful information here that will be helpful in the weeks and months to come, Wishing your dad well as he starts his recovery journey and your family as you go along the recovery road with him. Take Care Love Michelle xx ,
  7. 2 Year Anniversary

    Chris, congratulations on your 2 year anniversary, you have come so far and achieved so much in that time, you should be very proud. You are a survivor you have also been a great support and inspiration to us here at BTG, so thank you for being there. Hope you have had a great day. Love Michelle xx
  8. Clara mac - new member

    Welcome Clara, You have come to a great place for support and advice. It's still very early in your recovery and you will be feeling very fragile, don't ever be worried about seeking medical advice, if you think things aren't right speak to the hospital that was treating you, it will put your mind at rest. Try to make sure you drink plenty of water, it really does help with headaches, also plenty of rest, your body and your brain have suffered trauma and they both need lots of time to recover. Try to be kind to yourself, let others take on being strong for the family for now. The recovery road can be a bumpy road at times, we will be here to help you as you start your recovery journey. You will find everyone is friendly and you will make a lot of new friends here. Wishing you well Love Michelle xx
  9. 1st year anni-versary - Oct 9

    Congratulations to you both on your first anni - versary, May you both continue to go from strength to strength, Sending Love & Best Wishes to you both Love Michelle xx
  10. SAH/Stroke/CKD

    Wishing you both all the very best for Sandeep's procedure, Sending much love to you both. Stay strong. Love Michelle xx
  11. Thank you. Two years on!

    Congratulations on your 2 year Anni-versary, you have come such a long way in that time. You have written a lovely post, you are right BTG is a wonderful place to come for support. You appear to be doing really well with your recovery, it also sounds like you have a very positive attitude, It's lovely to hear how you are progressing and long may it continue. Love Michelle xx
  12. 3 weeks post SAH

    Hi Linda & Jack, Never worry about going back to hospital and getting things checked out, that's what they are there for, I recently had an over night stay myself, I was convinced I was having another bleed, they scanned my head, thankfully all was fine, I was under a huge amount of stress at the time due to my mother being seriously ill, they put it down to all of that. Since having my SAH I have been diagnosed with tinnitus, never had a problem with my ears prior to that, the pressure feeling happens to me when the weather is very cloudy and dull days do the same, my headaches always seem worse if it`s a dark cloudy day, I always make sure I drink plenty of water, it really does help. As time goes on Linda you will find things start to get a little bit easier but it does take time, there is no quick fix, when you feel anxious come and join us here at BTG, it`s ok to come here and have a vent, lots of us do it, me especially. We are here for you and we will do all we can to help you along what at times can be a bumpy recovery road, As Daffodil said, it can be very unsettling, things that you are not used to feeling, it is about making sure you get lots of rest also. Sending you a big hug, Love Michelle xx
  13. Anxiety

    Hi Rosie, I was like you when I first came out of hospital, my SAH started to happen while I was in the bathroom at home, I had told my partner I was going to the loo and then I would have a shower, 3 years down the line and I still can't say those same words in that order, it may sound silly to some people and I know those words had nothing to do with my SAH, but I associate those words with what happened to me. When I came out of hospital I was also really scared to go in our bathroom, I would have a panic attack and my partner would have to stand at the door while I was in there. In the end I had to seek some counselling as it was really affecting me, I was also diagnosed with PTSD. The counselling really did help and although I still have the odd panic attack, things have got easier. We moved house in April this year and even though I had no association with the new house, I still have a fear of the bathroom, don't understand why, i just do. I did exactly what you did and started to look at things on the internet and I have to say it scared the life out of me, like Sami said Google is not your friend, don't do it, she's right about BTG being the best place for answers to your questions, real people who have been through it and somewhere that can put your mind at ease, I hope your counselling helps, I know what a benefit it was to me, But I, like Sami don't know where I would be without BTG. Be kind to yourself, things will get easier as time goes on. Love Michelle xx
  14. Newbie -Linda

    Hi Linda, Welcome to BTG Sorry you have suffered SAH, you have come to the right place for help and support, you will find a wealth of information here. I will say it is normal to be a bit scared when you first leave hospital, I think most people have felt that, You have to be kind to yourself, make sure you drink lots of water it really does help with headaches, also listen to your body and your brain, they have both suffered trauma and regardless of the size of SAH, they both need lots of time to heal, so plenty of rest is always recommended. You are just starting your recovery journey, it`s still early days for you yet, The recovery road can be a little bumpy at times, take things slowly. Have a good look around this site, let us know a bit more about yourself, just when you feel up to it. You will make a lot of new friends as you go along the recovery road, Also have a look in the green room when you feel ready, lots of daily banter goes on in there, We will be here for you as you start your recovery journey, so don't feel like you are alone, Love & best wishes Michelle xx
  15. Had my SAH June 2014, had 1 ruptured aneurysm and they found another, had both coiled. Suffered with weakness in my left leg afterwards also a lot of back and leg pain was told this was due to blood dissipating down through spinal fluid, I also had a lot of headaches, dizziness and balance issues. Things do improve as time goes on, but as the others have said everyones recovery is different. If I was to give you some advice it would be this. Make sure you stay well hydrated it really does help a lot. Try to avoid stressful situations if possible. Be kind to yourself, your brain and body have suffered trauma they need time to recover. Also have a good look around BTG there is a wealth of information here that will help you along the recovery road, Take care Love Michelle xx