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
Hi Holly a very warm welcome to BTG
As Clare has said, you really have been through it and you should be very proud of how far you have come in such a short time. It is very early days in your recovery. I also felt very frustrated i could not do what i did before. I had double vision and balance problems too. Still have balance problems and fatique. Have learnt to pace myself.
I found using a walking stick really helped me, even though i felt everyone was looking at me, they weren't. I also wore sunglasess as was very sensitive to light. Felt like a right poser 🤣 😎 Joining BTG was the best thing i ever did. So many others here that had similar issues and helped me with their experiences. You will find lots of very helpful information on the Forum.
One step at a time, your parents are right, just takes time. Sometimes i found i went one step forward and two steps back.Your body will let you know if pushing too hard, as you have found out If possible dont rush back to work and when you do, go back on a phased return and see how you cope.
Please feel free to join in the daily banter in the Green Room, we are a friendly bunch and we understand the good and the bad days.
Never say sorry for being a mopey moaner, we are here for you and totally get how you are feeling, sending hugs xx
Dont be so hard on yourself xx Things will get better, just takes time and patience.
Look forward to hearing more from you.
Love Tina xx
I wrote to another member as I felt that they had a similar experience of experiencing SAH at a relatively young age. Basically I just moaned about it haha. But the message was this: Hi I thought I'd give you a message as I had an SAH an ICH and pressure building on the right hand side of my brain,due to an accident, this was 3 months ago. I'm 37.
I can walk but I can't run or do other things I used to enjoy. Housework is hard. I live alone so that's hard too. I have vision issues and dizziness. I just want to get better. I feel like a drag on my parents. I'm not back at work yet and don't want to go back. I feel like I've lost all motivation to do anything. Thank you for your post. Holly xx
Does anyone relate and could give me advice or inspiration? Sorry for being a mopey moaner.
Thank you Clare, that's so inspiring ❤️ it's my dream to be able to run and do a gym class again, but let's see if that can happen. Fingers crossed. I can walk at the moment, but last week I overdid it and walked 20km and went swimming, which was definitely too much. Thank you again, I'm off sick at work at the moment, but I'm unsure when/if I'll return. It's good to be able to accept things, when I do, I start to feel a lot happier and settled. Thank you and I wish you the best xxxx
Hi Holly sounds like you have had a really rough time. But how amazing that you have come through it all! You must be really strong.
You are still early days in your recovery and to be honest it’s probably fortunate that you don’t have a job to think about returning to. That was my worst experience post bleed as it took so long to accept I couldn’t do the work I did before.
Hopefully you will get back to doing the things you enjoyed before the accident. I’m fitter now than I was before as I have gone back to running and gym.
I can’t help with your dizziness but hopefully someone on here will face some tips to help cope with it. Have you tried the charity Headway for some support?
Congratulate yourself on coming as far as you have in such a short time.
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