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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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    • Carolyn i believe if you have had a bleed you do have to inform the DVLA by law. You will need to get a  letter from either your Consultant or GP  to say you are well enough to drive. Here is the link for information on returning to driving.   https://web.behindthegray.net/forum/23-driving-after-sah/   Loving your attitude  onward and upward  xx    
    • Thank you for your lovely reply and letter to my brain 👍🏻👍🏻 does anyone know whether I can legally drive or if I need to report this to DVLA? Reading some of the posts on here has really helped me to understand a) I’m not alone b) my symptoms are not uncommon c) I think I’m doing ok considering d) I’m not going to recover as fast as I had ignorantly imagined!  All of these are a great help   thank you x onward and upward  
    • Thanks everyone for your good wishes and positive advice. Much appreciated 😊👍
    • Hi there,   Many congratulations on reaching this anniversary!   Your logic is that "it's always there, isn't it?"  Well so is the chance of getting knocked over by a bus every time you cross the road, or hit by lightning next time it thunders.  Yes, it's there, but so are a hundred and one other risks. Don't let it dominate you!  Live each moment to the full and enjoy it.   You will have your down moments, of course you will, but try to have more up than down.  As Subs says, it is very rare and progress is in front of you, not behind, so grab it with both hands.   Onwards and upwards, we are survivors - as are you!  Try to look on the positive side, grab your second chance at life.  Re-living events is a natural way of learning how to handle the future. You have a birthday every year and maybe don't notice the difference in yourself from year to year.   However, if I said to you look at some photos of you from ten years ago, you would think about the journey you have been on - the fashions of the day, your hair styles, the car you used to drive and you will see the change compared with today.   You've just started a new journey - post SAH - and it's only one year on.  In ten years - or even five -you will notice big changes in the way you started and the way you are when you reach 'five.'  You will have adapted, your brain will have re-wired some or even most of the damage maybe - but the important thing is - you will have advanced, made progress.  Wow! What a thing to look forward to.   I hope that puts a positive spin on things for you.  It isn't the rate of progress, or the speed at which you make progress compared to others, - it is the fact that it is YOUR journey, and that you do make progress.  Life isn't necessarily always easy, but it is up to us all to make the most of what we've got by doing the best we can.   My Mum used to say to me that if I came last in a race it didn't matter, as long as I had done my best - and she would still be proud of me. I still live by that legacy to this day.   Congratulations once again!   Best wishes   Macca
    • You may like to read this, i found it very helpful.   https://web.behindthegray.net/articles.html/inspiration/a-letter-from-your-brain-by-stephanie-st-claire-©1996-r167/  
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