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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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    • Hello Pat and thankyou for sharing with us four years on.   As you say, you have survived, and although life for you has had its ups and downs ..... so glad that your final words are about laughter. 😊   So glad that your employment has been realigned to make work more acceptable following your brain trauma.   Your kind words about the site and it`s members are much appreciated.    Best wishes for the next year.     Subs    
    • Hello everyone!   it’s been awhile since I posted, but I can’t let an anniversary pass without checking in.   My anniversary date is actually tomorrow, October 26, but I wanted to post today as the opportunity presented itself.  October 26, 2016 is the day that defines my life as before the bleed and after the bleed.  I have been one of the lucky ones because other than the occasional headache, « fuzzy brain » and some fatigue, I’ve done pretty well.   I am an Early Childhood Educator (30+ years) and I had to leave the classroom, as it was too chaotic for my brain.  Today, I work with children on the Autism Spectrum as a Behaviour Interventionist - in their homes.  Same field, just tweaked a bit.     Personally, my main struggle has been the toll it’s taken on my mental health.  When needed, i can count in friends, family and you!  I have had therapy and that is always a big help.  At the end of the day, this site has been a validation of my feelings, my fears, and has provided me a community of of generous, kind hearted people who have walked a mile in my shoes.  For that I thank you.   So, on this anniversary, I want to wish all of you continued good health, and most of all, laughter💜💜💜   Much love, Pat  
    • That's interesting to hear as it would be perfectly usual for the assessors to let him know their recommendations before he leaves the test centre. Did he ask? I don't want to be negative but it would be best for you to know that it may take a lot longer than two weeks for your husband to hear from DVLA. I hear that they have longer wait times at the moment due to covid restrictions on the numbers of people allowed, at any given time, in call centres. I hope he does hear within that timescale but if he hasn't heard after two weeks then please please call them, every day if necessary, to chase them up. The call centre staff at DVLA are really understanding in these situations so please don't worry about calling often.   All the best and come back to tell us how he got on.   JM
    • My husband was very nervous on the day. The staff were lovely and very supportive. During his cognitive assessment he made a couple of errors but they did stress that it would be his driving that would count more.   He managed to wear his mask the whole time. He thinks that his driving was fine. I didn’t hear their feedback for his driving as I was in my car in the car park. They did though say to me that it would be a couple of weeks before we hear from DVLA. And that I should chase them for a decision which I took to be positive.   The hardest part of the day for my husband was handing back the provisional licence. He has enjoyed being back on the road so it will be frustrating being a passenger again. Hopefully we will hear from the DVLA soon and I will let you know the outcome. Thanks for your good wishes.
    • Sorry its late, but well done on your 5year Ani-versary...    
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