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Tell us what you've found useful as an aid to your recovery (such as relaxation techniques etc.) and discuss natural diet advice/healthy living tips. This is also the forum to post in, if you need or can offer advice on Benefits that can be claimed after a SAH/Stroke
I had my SAH just 2 years ago now. I also had a severe vasospasm just a few days later. No stent, no surgery but did have a angio that put verapamil into the vessels in my head to help stop the vasospasm.
I also have energy problems, making frequent stop and sit periods while trying to accomplish a task. If I don't allow myself time to rest I end up in a bit of a state feeling mixed up and anxious. I try to recognize when I need it but sometimes life just moves too fast.
Looking at the bright things in life is so positive, your daughter graduating and a grandchild...congrats
The lingering effects of SAH is so difficult, but we are so fortunate.
Melissa I struggled with not remembering what happened to me, I still do. I kept thinking I would remember but now after 2 years I know that is not going to happen. I keep thinking I should be glad not to remember, perhaps it is a gift that I don't.
Best wishes Melissa,
Well it's my 9th anniversary in 4 weeks time. Doesn't time fly when it means nothing anymore?
How much has changed for me?
Lots and lots. I've had a rollercoaster ride of a recovery. It used to be more downs than ups.
But now? Wow! What a huge difference it's made. Although I'm still struggling with so much I've adapted, I've overcome and I've improvised too.
It's been really difficult at times, too much on the odd occasion. Even now, it hurts to know I'll never be the man I once was!
The new me has had several reincarnations, I've scrapped and reborn myself over and over again.
This time it's much more stable, I have many more new friends in my life.
All are very caring and loving. I lost many due to this condition but it's their loss not mine.
With their rejection I found a new path each and every time. So I got better and better.
My recovery has been fraught with dangers, concerns ultimately I now know I still have a long way to go.
I've been scared, I've cried, laughed, worst of all I quit at one point. But now I love too. This has helped me so much.
Something I never thought I'd ever find love again or a loving partner, that is understanding, warm, kind, considerate, loving but most of all a guiding spirit.
I'm not out of the woods yet, lots of journeys to take and conquer.
I've made mistakes, I'll continue to make mistakes, I will learn from them, gain knowledge from them.
Best of all, 9 years on, guess what? I'm happy, I smile, I do much more today than I ever felt possible, In the beginning, I couldn't even brush my teeth.
Now I can make extravagant meals, hold conversations, cope well, not as well as most, but I'm getting there very slowly.
I'm a crazy old Coot and my friends love me for it, the customers love me as do their kids. Gosh even I love me too.
I still cry a lot when I fail, I hide my failures, but most see me struggling and help me up to my feet again.
Best of all I've learnt to waffle, I talk too much I write too much, thank you all for being my friends and reading my anniversary post.
Ps. If I can do it we can all do it, practice takes time, time is in abundance, make the most of it, you never know what's around the corner...
Thank you all for your kind words. It is a journey to be sure.
@ClareM I am working with my neuro to find the right treatment for everything. It depends what day you catch me as to how that is going😆
I know am a big siesta fan. In fact I have one on the floor of my meeting room at work all the time. Lol
Wishing you all well.
Thank you for the outline . I do some of the items you listed but you have showed me a lot more to try
I try my best to not bottle things up but some days I feel like I'm a broke record with the same ole story.
This site has been a huge help to me and I am so thankful i found it.
I just wished that I could find a face to face support group.
Thanks again and have a great day,