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  1. Thank you everyone for your replies, suggestions and kind words. I introduced myself first and then started to read through the forums and posts, there was so much information that was relevant to me, i found the answers I was looking for in there, not so much what I wanted to hear but I do understand things much better now. I especially loved the letter to my brain. Thank you
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  2. Welcome. Please take time and read many threads here. You will find them very helpful. I know things are frustrating with the way the world is today but take one day at a time. Try breathing exercises, insight meditation, hydration, no noise for a period of time etc. Suggest these books Finding peace in frantic world and Loving kindness. Good luck to you.
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  3. Hi Monique, Welcome to BTG. We are glad you joined. You will find the most helpful and compassionate people here. I'm sorry to hear you are having a hard time. All you are feeling I (most of us) have gone through. Know that it is ok to feel that way. Your SAH is so recent. Mine happened in July and the first 1 was 10 years ago. Give your self some time to adjust. I too felt isolated and still sometimes do. Thankfully I have great friends who keep me company. Having 3 boys must keep you very busy. I have 1 boy and my husband who sometimes act like a child. ha
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  4. Hi Daffodil! This is GAM. Sorry for the late reply. I appreciate your sharing so much! I was really down this past week. The tinnitus started in the other ear on and off. I felt like I was relaxing more and doing my best to get better. Your post inspired me to be patient and to continue to take care of myself. I tried "turning off all competing noise and switching of devices. Try and have some complete silence." I felt more at peace. Many blessings to you!
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  5. Welcome to BTG Monique, sorry to hear that a SAH spoiled your Christmas and New Year but glad to hear you are on your road to recovery. Sorry to say but it may be a longer haul than you would like but with positivity and determination you will get there. It is very hard to accept that things are not as before but you will eventually reach your new normal and it will be different but not necessarily worse. I am coming up to 6 years post bleed and it's been a rollercoaster ride, mainly regarding work. I like you was never sick and did not believe I had to be off work for
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  6. Hi Monique, You'll get loads of good advice here from those much more experienced than me - only just over two years in for me - but I can fully empathise with the frustration of not being the 'old you'. It's hard to accept that things that were second nature now seem so difficult, but it does get easier, just takes a while. You might find it useful to search this site for stuff on mindfulness. I confess to be being a bit cynical about the touchy feely stuff initially but I've found that using some of the meditation techniques have helped me get thought the
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  7. Welcome to BTG Mon Although we are unable to give medical advice as we are not medically qualified we can support you in your recovery journey. Try to have a nap during the day which may help you sleep at night, fatigue is a well documented after effect of an SAH. Drink plenty of water to keep you well hydrated. If you feel able, take a short walk during the day. Apart from breaking the day up and you getting some fresh air, it may also help with your sleep and boredom. It is a long road to recovery for most, your brain has had an onslaught and needs time t
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  8. Hi Gam, I have some buzzing in my left ear. Hearing was impaired at first but that came back...buzzing is tolerable for me, I am thankful...I am on board with Daff's words about mindfulness and breathing...I was not, haha, really not at all but did seek out a therapist who practiced with me and now I realize there is help within myself...I just sit quiet, no TV, and breath slow taking myself to something calming, enjoyable what your special place or thing is... I realize this is not everyone's thing..My daughter likes to color, seems like a big no to me but she lov
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  9. Hi Gam Glad you checked out ok. Tinnitus when it comes on or ramps up is horrible and of course the more you notice it the more you notice it. It’s exhausting and we are fatigued enough. And there is the brain providing commentary ‘ what’s that’ ‘ what’s happening ‘ and of course the natural responses for the worry to creep up on us that something is wrong, that could it be another bleed, and then the fireworks really start going as this all spins together and can easily create the perfect anxiety storm. First thing to say is you are not alone o
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  10. I’m grateful to be able to come her and peruse the posts and comments. It’ll be four years in March since my SAH. I STILL have headaches and a buzzing feeling in my head. But I’m ok with that to be honest. My husband is wonderful and seems to intuitively know when I’m not feeling great. I worked for a medical doctor before retiring and we chatted recently. After doing some research he found a study and told me that 16% of us will live with chronic headaches. They come and go! So I’m resigned to that but so very thankful to still be active! To hike and jog a bit with the dogs and
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