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The Twelve Days of Christmas


Hi, firstly I want to thank each and everyone of you for helping me during the last year albeit through words of encouragement and understanding from people I have never met.


Today is my 1 year anniversary and what a roller coaster year it has been! Christmas 2014 and at the time I was supporting my stepson in his new venture of running a pub - life was good!


I had a fair that day and had loaded my car and was walking up the stairs and pop! It really didn't sink in that something major had happened to me and proceeded to post on the pubs Facebook page that days 'Twelve Days of Christmas'!


Sitting there typing away I randomly googled 'head pain and neck pain' ( my computers history showed that) and remember thinking "my step-son will find me"!


Well he did and due to living on the Isle of Wight was air lifted to Southampton Hospital where I had my Subarachnoid Haemorrhage coiled and stayed in hospital till 5th January 2015 - a Christmas my family will never forget, as for me thankfully I don't remember much!


This past year I have experienced, like many of you, the ups and downs, mentally, emotionally, physical and learning to listen to my body is a daily event even though sometimes I don't!


If I had a £1 for every person that said you look well I would be financially secure! The hardest thing for me is that the independent- never asking for help- person I once was now struggles with this and has got to come to terms with the fact that 'the old Wendy' is no more and on the 14th December 2014 a 'new Wendy' was re-born and those adjustments will take time but I will get there!


Sorry to waffle on but I can't think of a better way than to embrace my 1st year anniversary than with people that have been an enormous support without knowing it! Have a good Christmas everyone and thank you. Love Wendy xx

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Congratulations Wendy on your 1 year SAH Anni-versary :)

Thank you for sharing your story with us and well done for doing so well with your recovery, you will get there :) here is to 'the new Wendy' !


Wishing you a good Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year!

Take care, keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

Love Tina xx

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Congratulations Wendy, another Wessex survivor. We all struggle to get back to the old 'me', something that isn't always possible. Accepting the new normal is another step in our recovery, I'm slightly behind you but have found as much support in BTG as you.


Merry Christmas and a Happy 'New You' Year.


Clare xx

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I thought I would die as I am Dramatic lol but then got talking to people on this site and realised there is a life after SAH and although it's a

long journey, we can take it together and remember our horrid days and the good days.  As time goes on we get more good days if we don't overdo it. 

So glad you made it and so glad I can tell my daughter how sweet she is (when not arguing).


Keep strong and take it day by day, We'll get there  xxxxx


WinB143 xxx                                                         

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Happy Anniversary and hope you have a Happy Christmas. 

I think we will always have good and bad days but hopefully the bad are less often as time passes. 

Well done for getting to where you are and nice to see you keeping up with BTG. 

Clare xx

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Happy 2nd year SAH Anni-versary Wendy :)


Hope you have a lovely day and celebrate how far you have come.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year !

Great to hear from you.


Take care

Love Tina xx

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