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  1. 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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  2. Welcome to BTG. May I suggest that you start a new thread in Introduce Yourself https://web.behindthegray.net/forum/8-introduce-yourself/ or in Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Discussion https://web.behindthegray.net/forum/6-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-discussion/ Your post will then be more visible to users.
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  3. Hi I`m new here, 5 days ago I had the worst headache of my life, I`d been having headaches for a while but this one felt different in that it felt like someone had my head in a vice and was poking their finger between my eye socket and eyeball, and in my temple. I called the doctor and she told me to go to A&E straight away. Initially I had a chest x ray head CT scan and blood tests at Whipps Cross Hospital, and they decided to admit me. The next day I had further obs done.an MRI and more bloods etc, the next day I had another CT. A doctor came and said I could go home the problem was with my pituitary gland, but not serious. A couple of hours later my world crashed when a consultant came and said they`d had results from the second CT which actually showed I had an aneurysm. I`m so scared. They've upped my blood pressure medication, but will I be able to drive if they are managing it medically? They`ve told me to inform the DVLA. I`m so cross with the initial doc who told me I could go home, only for a specialist an hour or two later to say that it wasnt the case. I`m scared too because I often get constipated am I likely to blow my aneurysm that way?
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  4. Hello Alec. Yes, recovery is a process and it takes time. I am glad to read the progress you have made even if not completely back to your old self. I don't know if we ever get that back completely. Part of recovery for me is accepting a "new normal" and continuing to grow and learn. Things are not as they used to be. I think I am more prone to mood swings and irritability. I still get tired easily and have to take naps. But, life is good. I appreciate family and friends who take time to connect with me and are patient with the challenges I continue to encounter.
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