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  1. Hi Tania, firstly, sorry to hear of your husband's stroke. I didn't reply initially as I knew that the excellent Johnnie would reply more comprehensively than I ever could. My eyesight slowly improved over the first couple of weeks following my stroke, but I am left with a deficit in peripheral vision. Like Johnnie I applied for exceptional case status, but it was a statutory requirement to wait a year since my stroke. Because of Covid19, everything seems to have come to a standstill at the DVLA, but I have been told verbally by the DVLA that I will be sent for a driving asses
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  2. Thank you so much for replying. I’m glad you are ok. I think I did the worse thing and googled it, as I never even heard of it before and all I could see was the worst case scenarios. And yes not being able to see her is making me anxious mess. I just want her back so I can look after her. Is this classed as a stroke? They aren’t operating, and sending her back to a closer hospital which is good. i think I’m just being inpatient and wanting her well again ASAP. xx
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  3. Hi Rebekah A very scary and uncertain time for you. We can't give medical advice on the site but can tell you about our own experiences. My bleed was a NASAH with the complication of Hydrocephalus. I was in hospital for 2 weeks and remember very little of that period. I was in pain quite a lot of the time with headaches but this was managed with painkillers. Hopefully as mum was seen early in hospital she will recover, as there does not appear to be an aneurysm no surgery should be required unless she develops Hydrocephalus and needs a drain as I did. Have a
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  4. To be honest Tania, I don't have a definitive answer as the only people that can make that decision is the DVLA. They must be advised when someone has a stroke as there is a requirement not to drive for a certain period (I think it may be three months). Once advised they will send him for a field of vision (Esterman) test at a chosen opticians (most people go to their local Specsavers). The DVLA pay for the test and you will not get a decision until they have received the test results from the optician. The optician will not give you an answer as to whether the result if a positive
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  5. Long time no speak everyone. Well its July 2020 and since my last message, the frequency of those mild, foggy heachaches has returned to normal. i.e. rarely. In fact, apart from the weight gain and potential damage to my liver from lockdown... I am doing fine. Whilst Covid-19 does not appear to present any increased risk to NASAH survivors (I'm perimesencephalic FYI) I am not taking any chances. Stay safe everyone!
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  6. I haven't been around here for a very, very long time. Life with children (13 years and 4years old as of today), family and all the rest is a busy thing. I just got a pm from someone 9 months post-SAH, looking for info about my experience. I responded, then I remembered how incredibly helpful and useful BTG was for me in my first weeks post-SAH. The doctors told me I was fine. I knew I wasn't "fine". But it took me a while to realized that what they meant was there was nothing they could do for me. Thank goodness I finally found BTG and all the helpful folks here. So, I figure
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  7. Hi, Riane, I am 2 years out from my SAH and your post is the MOST helpful information I have come across (Stroke of Insight is second). Thank you! I'm off to drink water - which I have been totally ignoring. Best wishes for your continued recovery. You sound like a lot of fun and I am going to steal your lines to your daughter ("Have we met...) Best ever! Thanks again. Alexis
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  8. Hello Sarah I have not been on BTG for many months, and this is the first post I have read. I have been dreading reading such news of other BTG members. I cannot express strongly enough how precious and beautiful your lovely mum was. Her replies to my posts gave me hope, they made me smile, and helped me to be grateful every day. I could always imagine her singing at the top of her voice with gusto! As you well know, Win shared her sunshine and wisdom so generously with everyone who stepped through the virtual doors of BTG. I am very sorry you have lost your mum,
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  9. Love being able to share all of this with and glad it helps others as the forum first helped me. Like I said initially, the NHS were great at saving my life. No complaints at all, even the post surgery food was good (always order the indian in the UK). However the NHS are not so stellar on preparing one for life after NASAH. Luckily I know how to use the internet and found behindthegray. So to the update of February 2019: Over the last month or so I have noticed an increased frequency of the low level headaches that previous were getting further and further apart. 2 pa
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