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  1. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage/Stroke Discussion

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    2. Non-Aneurysm SAH or Perimesencephalic SAH

      This is the forum to post in, if you've experienced a SAH with no known cause.

    3. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Polls

      This forum allows members to post a question on Subarachnoid Haemorrhage matters which should also include a Poll. All newly started Polls will be subject to Admin and Moderators approval before they appear on this forum.

    4. Stroke Discussion

      For all other types of stroke and childhood stroke

    5. Carers Support

      Discussion for carers of an SAH or stroke survivor.

    6. Untreated/Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

      Please post here if you're living with aneurysm(s) that haven't been treated or totally occluded.

    7. SAH/Stroke Anniversaries

      Please feel free to post details of your SAH/Stroke Anniversary here .

    8. Cerebral AVM's - Arteriovenous Malformations

      An abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital.

  2. General Discussion

    1. Advice & Tips/Healthy Living/Benefits

      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

    2. Introduce Yourself

      Tell us about yourself here and please feel free to include an account of your SAH/Stroke.

    3. Driving After SAH

      Sharing experiences of getting back to driving and useful suggestions and tips. 

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    • Hi  I am 3 years out from my event.  I had a lot of worry about my job right after my SAH....I kept telling everyone that I wanted to get back to work....It really doesn't seem to make sense to me now why I was so intense about it.  I did go back to work and worked 3 more years and recently retired.     Looking back at it I think I used a lot of mental energy, and some physical trying to keep everything in order...It was exhausting. I have found time to be the biggest healer for me...it hasn't been very long since your event, I know you probably feel like it has been, I understand that.   The brain healing is unlike any other illness we may have experienced in our lives.  It is slow but steady, I found. I am still better each year as I look back on my progress.    I hope you find your days to improve as time moves forward.  Be very gentle and kind to yourself.  I found this to be so important but it took me a while to realize it.  We are here for you, we know how difficult it is... Be well xx Jean
    • I am going on 12 years out from the SAH and still have some nights where I am so fidgety I can barely tolerate myself. I really can’t say it is or isn’t related to the SAH, or some other neurological issue ( I have some pretty serious spinal arthritis). I agree with Tina that often it is related to being overtired. I use an herbal tea with Passion flower that helps.    Colleen
    • This is so true over who are real friends. I’ve seen some friends I hadn’t seen for ages that were so supportive. Going out doesn’t matter. Online right now can help.
    • Like Skippy a couple really good ones came to the top for me. Some dropped completely off the radar. My GP, optometrist, and dentist was visibly uncomfortable around me. I had to replace them. 
    • Hi there   I've got people that I don't see that often anymore but more to do with life than my SAH.  I have two really close friends who were there before and have been there since.   If they're seeing as a "burden" then, sorry, but they're not really friends. Do you know that they didn't invite you because they'd see you as a "burden" or did they not invite you so as not to make you either 1. feel guilty about not being able to go or 2. feel that you had to?  Is there one of these friends that you're closer to than others that you can maybe ask??  
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