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Skippy last won the day on July 14

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About Skippy

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  • Birthday 15/04/1971

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    Happily married to a wonderful man, have an amazing, beautiful 21 year old daughter and a gorgeous Springer Spaniel called Buddy
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    Liverpool FC, MotoGP (Valentino Rossi), Music, Reading and Football (Liverpool)
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    Administration Officer
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    25/08/06 Right Posterior Com Artery

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  1. Skippy


    Sis - do not Google - it is not your best friend. Do as Super suggests and if they are unsure, then unfortunately you'll have to wait to speak to your guy.
  2. Skippy


    Hey Sis My daughter sees a chiropractor regularly and has acupuncture - she loves it and finds it really helps with her treatment. However, she's not had a SAH. I've never been told not to but I haven't raised the question directly. Can you contact your consultant / specialist to ask??
  3. Skippy

    Taste bud problems?

    As I said in another post, my hubby had a serious motorbike accident 3yrs ago in September - he suffered taste bud damage and everything tasted awful or "not as I remember it". He is only now just at a point where he's beginning to enjoy the taste of certain real ales again - whereas before he loved the taste of many of them. His neuro specialist told him that there is nothing that can be done for this and that it is literally a waiting game. Slowly but surely, his taste is improving and he is now enjoying more foods without covering them in herbs and spices so so he can taste anything. Unfortunately, time is key here and everyone's recovery rate will be different.
  4. Skippy

    Kay - new member

    Well done Kay!! It gives you an amazing feeling doesn't it - almost like you're "normal" again. Don't give up - my body quickly got used to me being back at work and that was only a few weeks later. After 18 months I got another job and six months after that upped my hours to 8.30am to 6pm!!!! I now work in a very busy school office from 8am to 4pm. Whilst you're adapting to going back to work you may feel wary and tired even more than normal in a couple of days; just make sure you rest up when you get home and keep hydrated - but very well done, so very proud of you!!
  5. Hi Joe My hubby had a near fatal motorbike accident 3 years ago and had the same problem with his taste buds - he only suffered bruising, not a bleed (I'm the one who had the bleed). His taste is only just starting to get back to normal, but he still has to add spice and herbs to a lot of food for them to be "enjoyable" - meaning that otherwise he knows he's eating food but it can be tasteless. He loved his real ale but now struggles to find one that either has a taste or tastes like he remembers - subsequently, he's not interested in going out much anymore. Its improving but slowly, I'm not sure if yours will ever return but patience, unfortunately, is key.
  6. Skippy

    1 year today!

    Congratulations on your first Anni-versary Clare - my first year was the hardest - so hopefully onwards and upwards from here - enjoy tonight and celebrate that you've passed the 1st of everything post SAH.
  7. Skippy

    New - Reassurance Needed

    Hey there Not annoying at all - its very difficult to be the one looking in and not knowing what to say or do. I've had the experience from both sides (my SAH was 12 years ago and my hubby had a near fatal motorbike accident three years ago - he sustained a lot of injuries, including a bruised brain). While I feel that I became more tolerant after my SAH and I didn't sweat the small stuff, my husband is constantly blaming others and not taking responsibility for his own actions - though scans showed that there was and is no actual damage to his brain. As a survivor of SAH , I can only put this down the coping with a near death experience and the huge amount of adjusting and processing this takes mentally. I suffered from panic attacks after my SAH and again after my hubby's accident. It's a huge adjustment for both of you so don't beat yourself up for feeling the way you do - just be there when she's ready to talk, cry or be held - its those little things that count and help more than you could know.
  8. Kathy, I used to get this too so I used to say them " I look well from afar, but I am far from well" My family and friends all assumed the same thing too. Even now, nearly 12 years on, I still don't feel 100% recovered, but I know I'm 99% there, though I'll never be who I was and do what I did before.
  9. Skippy

    3 years and counting....

    Congratulations hun - this site is great isn't it! As Subs says, it's nice to have you as part of it too. Hope your continued journey gets better and better xxx
  10. Skippy

    Strange Turns

    I had headaches for at least a year after - still get them occasionally but usually due to lack of fluid.
  11. http://web.behindthegray.net/topic/1776-tinnitus/?tab=comments#comment-23920 Try this link to other info on BTG
  12. Hi Katie and welcome I believe there are others on here that have had a similar situation and but have been told they will be monitored -I'm sure when they log on and see your post they will respond and share their experience with you. Have you contacted anyone to see what is happening or if you will be called back for more scans?
  13. Skippy

    My flight adventure

    Lovely pic Louise - and well done you on your journey. So proud of you as I know how difficult all that will have been for you xx
  14. Skippy

    Post sah

    Hey there I'd go back to your GP and demand to see the notes on your event. Tell them you don't want sick notes, you want answers - they are your records and you have a right to see them - especially under new GDPR rules (if you're in England). If you've had a non-aneurysm SAH then you need to know and you need follow ups - demand these from your GP. If you don't get any joy, complain to highest authority at the practice.
  15. Skippy


    Hey there Nearly 12 years post bleed and there are still days when I struggle to think straight and lose a word between voice and brain - normally when I'm over tired - I work 37 hours a week in a very very busy school office and by the end of the day I'm usually shattered and struggle to connect thought to mouth and end up really quite irritable because of it. I had the feeling of the ground coming towards me in the beginning but found with plenty of water and rest, that it got better. Make sure you listen to your body and rest and get plenty of fluids.