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Chelle C

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Chelle C last won the day on May 6 2017

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About Chelle C

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  1. I loved reading before SAH, now I just can't do it simply because I end up with a blinding headache, it's as if my brain just can't absorb that much information, I'm the same with noise, I used to love listening to music and the hustle and bustle when out shopping, now I can't stand listening to music and can't wait to get my shopping done and get home. Sadly I have very little quiet time at home as my partner has the tv on all day, mostly watching cowboy films which as you can imagine are really noisy with all the gunfire. Thankfully he goes to bed at 10pm every night, I switch tv off and have an hours quiet time then.
  2. Delusions

    I suffered with delusions when I had my SAH, I believed that the nurses were trying to poison me with my medication. It was so real to me that at about 4am one morning I called my sister and asked her to come and get me out of hospital. I can remember her telling me the medication was to make me better, she said she couldn't come so I hung up on her. I then called my partner and told him the same thing and asked him to come and get me, he said even if he wanted to he couldn't, I had to stay there as it was the best place for me. I was convinced that they were both involved in having me poisoned. I never ate any hospital food for 10 days because I was sure they were putting poison in it. I can remember telling the nurses that I knew what they were doing, they actually got someone to come and talk to me. That`s when I was told that everything that was happening to me was because of all the blood that was covering my brain, although it all seemed very real to me, it wasn't real and it would pass. It did eventually and on the day of my discharge from hospital I was apologising to the nurses for accusing them, they were fantastic about it all, I suppose they see a lot of it. Michelle xx
  3. Hi Nikki, So sorry to hear about your bleed, everyone has given you brilliant advice and I hope you manage to talk to your family and get some help. You have mentioned Tinnitus, I was diagnosed with it 1 year after my bleed, i'd never noticed it prior to that. I went to my GP and he sent me for a hearing test, the doctor who I spoke to after my test said they couldn't say for definite that SAH had caused the Tinnitus but they couldn't rule out that it hadn't. The reason I waited so long to mention it to my GP was because I wanted to wait and see if it improved over a period of time, when it didn't i decided to go and get it checked out. You are still early days in your recovery and I think what we find in the early stages that everything is very sensitive, especially our hearing, I know my ears were worse if there was a lot of noise around me, for example having the tv to loud or a few people talking at once really used to affect my ears. If you find it doesn't settle down then as others have said, speak to your doctor and they will decide what is best solution, we are all individual and everyone's recovery is different. In the meantime try to rest as much as you can, I know that won't be easy with children and making sure you drink lots of water as that really does help. Wishing you good luck as you start your recovery journey. Love Michelle xx
  4. New member - Alara

    Hi Alara, Welcome to BTG, so sorry to hear about your cardiac arrest and then SAH, you have certainly been through a tough time. You have come to the right place for advice and support, this site has a wealth of information as I'm sure you will discover as you look around it. You will find that fatigue is mentioned a lot, I think most of us here suffer with it. I would say doing things at a slower pace can be helpful, making sure you are kept well hydrated also helps and plenty of rest. I had my bleed in 2014 and I still find if I over do things my body and my brain let me know. I think coming to terms with our new normal can be difficult, learning to do things differently to the way we used to, I, like you find loud noise very difficult to cope with and do all I can to avoid it. Try not to be to hard on yourself, the recovery road can be a bumpy road at times, you've been sent on a journey that wasnt planned but we will help you, you will find everyone very welcoming and you will make a lot of new friends along the way. Looking forward to hearing more from you, you can also join in the daily banter in the green room. Love Michelle xx
  5. Three months on

    Hi, it sounds like things are beginning to settle down for you now, just keep taking things one day at a time and just make sure your husband still has his rest when he needs to, it will be good for you both to have some down time to relax over Christmas, as Claire said they wouldn't have discharged your husband if there were any problems. Wishing you both a Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2018. Love Michelle xx
  6. Hi Dawn, sorry to hear your news, It must have come as quite a shock after such a long time, you are bound to be worried but the good thing is they have been able to catch it before it gets to a stage where it could rupture, I had 2 aneurysms one ruptured and the other was found when they went in to coil the ruptured one, they coiled them both at the same time. There are members here who have had to have further surgery and I'm sure they will come along and share their experiences with you, hopefully putting your mind at rest. In the meantime try not to stress to much, easier said than done I know but trust the medics who are looking after you, they wouldn't be doing this if they didn't think it was necessary, have that discussion with them and see what your options are. Hope all goes well when you go to consultation, let us know how you get on. Love Michelle xx
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 ,
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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