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Skippy last won the day on April 11

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About Skippy

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    Happily married to a wonderful man, have an amazing beautiful 17 year old daughter and a gorgeous Springer Spaniel called Buddy
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    MotoGP (Valentino Rossi), Music, Reading and Football (Liverpool)
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    25/08/06 Right Posterior Com Artery

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  1. Morning Umut Unfortunately I have no idea why -but maybe this a question you need to ask the Doctors. They're better placed to give you an answer than we are. Sounds promising though that she has been moved to a hospital room - I hope she improves so she can open her eyes completely and see what fantastic support her wonderful son is giving her xxx
  2. Hi Umut (please, call me Sami ) I'm glad that you talk to her - I do truly believe that we are heard. You're doing great and are definitely a credit to your mum - she'll be very proud of you.
  3. Hi Umut My husband was in an induced coma after a motorbike accident nearly three years ago now. I wanted to know where his wedding ring was and the nurse told me it was tied around his left wrist on ribbon. I asked her to show me and my husband lifted his left arm and moved it towards the sound of my voice as if to show me. He has no memory of this obviously, but it kind of proved that he could hear me and understand what was being said even though he couldn't respond. After my SAH and I was unconscious, the nurses were trying to remove an earring from the top of me ear. Apparently nobody could do this and one of them asked "does anyone know how to take this out?". Hubby tells me that I then batted the nurse's hand away, removed my earring and held it out for someone to take. Keep talking to your lovely mum, keep telling her that you're there and what is happening from day to day. I'm sending lots of love and positive thoughts your's and your mum's way xx
  4. Areajay

    I found that doing crosswords and wordsearches were a massive help to my memory and brain training - still love doing them now.
  5. My life after my stroke

    Good idea - also maybe ask if you're suffering from PTSD - I was diagnosed three weeks after mine and had counselling which was a massive help, believe me. Don't suffer when there are options available to you hun xx
  6. Areajay

    Hi there From what you say about her being fiercely independent, I gather that she'll also have a, sometimes, infuriating stubborn streak? If this is the case, in my own experience, she'll do well to hold on to it. My hubby told me that my stubbornness played a great part in me getting through my SAH and I totally agree with him. I was stubborn in so much that I refused to let this beat me and I was determined that I was not going to rely on anyone to do everything for me. Granted, when I had my bleed I was 35, but as scary as it was and as frightened as I was, I was determined to do everything I could not to let it win. This site was a saving grace for me - it helped to understand that a lot of what I was feeling was "normal" under the circumstances and I got a lot of support and advice (bearing in mind back then there were only 9 of us on here). 12 years on and I feel privileged to be in a position to advise and support newcomers like yourself. Great advice from the others - rest, keep mum hydrated and jog her memory - short term is a problem and even now I struggle sometimes - especially if I'm tired. Talk to mum about everyday things too - make sure she still feels part of everything and it helps you too. I wish mum all the best and please do stay in touch x
  7. 23 year old son of SAH survivor

    Mike, as has been said, nothing is set in stone and one person's recovery will differ from the next. Age, health, fitness, severity of bleed are all factors that must be taken into consideration. I was 35 when I had my bleed. For ages I felt like a fraud on here as I was walking two days after my operation and back at work 3 weeks later (although sleeping during the day). A bleed is a bleed, we are all on the same road to recovery, it's just that some of us will reach the destination quicker than others, but this doesn't make it good or bad. Encouragement and support are the things you can give your mum right now. The brain will take far longer to heal than other parts of the body as it never truly rests. Plenty of fluids and rest when needed are good things to remember.
  8. New member-Pat

    Hi Pat Welcome to BTG - it is an awesome website, I have to agree. I'm 12 years past SAH this year and I've been on this site since I was 3 weeks past SAH. I wouldn't have been able to get through those early months and without this site and I have met some of the wonderful people on here along the way. This is an amazing support system, and yes, it's great to talk to people who do actually get it rather than sympathise. I hope you continue to recover well xx
  9. Totally agree. My GP back then told me that my anni was 2cm - wrong! The clot around it was 2cm the anni was 2mm. To this day they do not have another SAH patient. Every time I go to the GPs about anything they make a comment about the SAH and admit that they don't really know much about it. One of them even asked if they could call me if they had another patient!!! I did point them in the direction of this site - more knowledge and experience on here than anywhere else!!
  10. Scared again...

    Hi Jan Welcome back. Think you might be in shock hun. Have you been to the Docs (if not A&E) and got yourself checked out? You need to make sure all is OK, even if you feel physically fine, better to be checked xx
  11. Kay - new member

    Hey Kay I truly hope that that is what he will tell you - love Daf's advice - definitely the best way out - and going through will affirm just strong and resilient you actually are. We are all survivors - that's the thing that makes us unique!
  12. Kay - new member

    Kay - I panicked like a good 'un thinking that as it was the 1st anni then surely something had to happen - it's not like my brain has a warranty that's going to run out. It does get easier as they anni-versary's pass, but you have made great progress and, as said, shown tremendous resilience and courage. Well done you xx
  13. Abracadabra Casey
  14. Casey, it's not nonsense hun. It's now our legacy I'm afraid. I'm nearly 12 years past mine and I still panic every time I get a headache that won't go away or I get pain at the anni site. I comfort myself by telling myself that the brain itself cannot feel pain and then raise both arms, wiggle my legs and smile - just to make sure I can
  15. Driving

    Luckily I had no problems, but I'm one of the lucky ones who has no serious lasting effects of the SAH. I had my bleed in the August and got my licence back in the December. If your consultant and/or GP feel you're fit to drive they will let the DVLA know. Don't be afraid to chase them if you hear nothing.