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About Tina

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  • Birthday 26/10/62

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  • Biography
    SAH 3rd Dec 2007 - Ruptured Berry Aneurysm - Basilar Tip - Brain Stem. Seven Hour Craniotomy - Right Side - Clipped
  • Location
    Surrey UK
  • Interests
    loving life and love all animals :)
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    3rd December 2007

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  1. Hi Steven, welcome to BTG. In the early stages i also had the tingling and pressure feelings. I was told the tingling in my scalp/head and face was everything mending after my bleed. I also had big pressure pains behind my eyes and back of head especially if i put my head down. These did improve over time. Rest up, drink plenty of water and don't over do things. I had a follow up with my Neuro Consultant at 3 months, when is yours? If you are really worrying i would contact your Doctor for peace of mind. Let us know how you are doing. Take care Tina.
  2. 5 years

    Congratulations Casey on your 5 year NASAH anniversary Sorry you had a miserable headache as a friendly reminder, hope you are feeling better now xx Great to hear you are doing so well. Thank you for all your caring support to others. Take care Love Tina xx
  3. Nine Years who-hoo

    Colleen congratulations on your 9 year SAH anniversary Well done you for all you that you have achieved, be very proud ! Sending much love back to you, Take care Love Tina xx
  4. New member - Peter John

    Hi Peter John A very warm welcome to BTG, glad you found us. It is very early days in your recovery, be kind to yourself, listen to your body, pace yourself and don't push too hard. Some great advice above and you will find lots of helpful friendly support here Look forward to hearing more from you and how you are doing. Here is the link for NASAH section : http://web.behindthegray.net/forum/16-non-aneurysm-sah-or-perimesencephalic-sah/ Take care Tina xx
  5. Kay - new member

    Bless you Kay, so very frustrating and stressful, really feel for you, so sorry your surgery did not happen, hugs xx Thank you for letting us know, I really hope you get the 10th November confirmed so at least you know what's happening. Wishing you well for your coiling and hope it wont spoil your 30th birthday celebrations. Everything crossed for you, all will be fine Take care Love Tina xx
  6. Hi Clara I can relate to a lot of what you mention. I felt like my whole world had been turned upside down, which it had, devastated ! Many years later i stopped trying to be the old me and started to embrace the new one. Learnt how to pace myself and know my limits. I am much kinder to myself, instead of pushing too hard and making myself ill. I also had my down tearful days, more from frustration, when my words would not come out the right way or i could not remember things or did not wants to see or speak to anyone or had an anxiety attack i could not control. I think it is all part of the road to recovery and it does get better, i promise Take each day as it comes, one step at a time and you will get there. BTG was a Godsend for me, good days and bad days i found great comfort and support from others here and still do You will get your mojo back, it just takes time. 5 weeks is so very early in your recovery. As Karen Hyder once said to me, be kind to yourself, very wise words. Take care Love Tina xx
  7. Hi Krislwal Hope you will get some answers and comfort when you see your Doctor. Take care xx
  8. Hi Dotty A very warm welcome to BTG Glad you found us. So sorry to hear about your Dad, such a stressful worrying emotional time for you all. Two weeks is so very early in your Dad's recovery, his brain will be working overtime trying to mend and recover from a huge trauma, plus doing the normal everyday things we take for granted. Really fantastic news he recognises you all, is eating, swallowing and reading signs. The confusion often comes from extreme fatigue, have you noticed your Dad sleeping a lot. This is normal as he will need lots of rest and sleep to help with his recovery, also lots of water. The surgeons are closely monitoring your Dad, and sometimes recovery does take months & months, there is no time limit, everyone's recovery is different. Although he is confused and seems in his own little world , he is responding to your questions and his memory is there, which is a huge positive Wishing your Dad well with his recovery and look forward to hearing how you are all doing. You will find lots of helpful information on the Forum. Please feel free to ask any questions, we cant give medical advice, but can share our experiences. Take care & remember to look after yourself. Tina xx
  9. Tinnitus

    Hi Tina A very warm welcome to BTG from another Tina Sorry you are suffering so badly with Tinnitus, its horrible, feel for you ! You are still in the very early stages of recovery, i had this on and off for the first year in my recovery. It did improve over time, i still get the odd noise but fingers crossed not so loud. One thing i will say, is that sometimes you seem to go backwards to go forwards in recovery, if that makes sense. Maybe you are overdoing things, pushing too hard. Be kind to yourself and listen to your body. Glad you have found BTG, you will find lots of caring friendly support and also lots of helpful information on the Forum. I really hope your GP can help you on Monday. Look forward to hearing more from you. Take care Tina xx
  10. 2 Year Anniversary

    Chris, congratulations on your 2 year NASAH Anniversary What a great way to start your special day, with a run, a smile and such a positive outlook Be very proud of what you have achieved, i know there have been ups and downs along the way. You are an inspiration. Thank you for being part of our BTG family and for all your caring support & friendship back to other survivors here. I hope you have a very special day celebrating ! Take care Love Tina xx
  11. Congratulations to you both on your 1st year Anni-versary 'Loka samastha sukino bhavanthu' Wishing you both all that you wish for and more ! Take care Love & hugs Tina xx
  12. Current Health Status

    Hi Snootybutnice Go to the first post at the top of this thread and Click on the circle to the left of NO..6 , then click at the bottom on SUBMIT VOTE. It then shows you a graph of all the results Hope this helps xx P.S. If you click on the results on the right hand side you will see you already voted 6 on the 5th October last year .... thats why you cant see how to vote, it only lets you vote once, just tried it myself xx
  13. Just checked my ears, I don't have any creases, I've had an SAH .
  14. Would like to share my story

    Hi Julie A very warm welcome to BTG. So glad you found us and the site has given you some comfort to know you are normal in how you are feeling and not alone. You will find lots of helpful information on the Forum also lots of friendly caring support. As the lovely Win has already said, please feel free to join in the daily banter in the Green Room, we are a friendly bunch and ask any questions on the main Forum. We cant give medical advice, but can share our experiences. Julie G-B said QUOTE "I'm confused, so so tired, cant find words, a shocking memory, really struggle with light and noise, shooting head pains, neck pain, sometimes my head is just too heavy for my neck, when I'm extra tired my left eye almost closes, just wish I could have just one day off from the head ache." I can totally relate to all that you have mentioned above. Things will improve, it just takes time and learning your limits and not pushing yourself too hard. Lots of rest and drink plenty of water. Wishing you well with your ongoing recovery and look forward to hearing more from you. Take care Tina xx
  15. Eileen, a very warm welcome to BTG and thank you so much for sharing your reassuring experience with Kiwi11. Maybe you would like to post a bit about yourself in the Introduce yourself section. We look forward to hearing more from you. http://web.behindthegray.net/forum/8-introduce-yourself/ Wishing you well Tina xx