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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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    • Well done Paul and John!   I am 8 years out and now 63, and you are right, there is life after SAH.  Just make adjustments to what you did before. Change the way you do things, sometimes it will take a little longer and we each have our personal journey but we get there in the end - well done lads! I took early retirement and I wouldn't go back to work if they paid me - I love it!
    • Thank you Johnnie! We are so pleased that the never ending banging of our heads against the Dvla wall is having some effect! The 88 page report compiled by the private Opthalmic consultant seems to have had an immediate impact- he was very clear that I should have a practical test.    My test will probably be in Chester. I will ring the Dvla tomorrow to ask if it’s possible to get a provisional licence before the test- the form I’ve filled in clearly states it’s just for the test.    Thank you for all your support and positive comments- appreciate it.  
    • That is, if I may say, wonderful news Finollie!! Yay! We have lots of advice on the practical assessment but we can let you know more when it is in the diary. Once you have applied then make sure you ask the assessment centre for a cancellation. Let us know where you'll be doing it as someone here may already have attended that centre. I did mine in Carshalton in SE London.   It may also be sensible to ask the DVLA if you could have a provisional licence until you get your assessment done. I had one for about three weeks before my assessment and it really helped my confidence on the road and particularly enabled me to pinpoint if there were deficiencies of which I needed to be aware. You'll have to have L Plates, always be accompanied by someone who has had a clean licence for 3 years + and you cannot go on Motorways. Give them a call and see what they say.   Come back here when you have a date for the provisional and we can tell you all about the assessment.   Excellent end to my working day!! 
    • Had a great email from the Dvla this morning- they are letting me do a practical assessment!!!!! All our hard work is hopefully paying off! If anyone has any advice about the driving assessment/ what it’s like etc , I would appreciate it!  Thanks 
    • Hi Johnnie/Ally/ all   Quick update on my sons recent Estermann test. More improvement.  Still falling just short of the 50degrees DVLA criteria but full central vision & a very good clear central line. Peripheral vision present after 80degrees too 👍🏼     Moving forward and hope DVLA consider his exceptional case application.    So thankful to this site.    All the the best for 2019   Lyne