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  1. With many thanks to Super Mario for her very kind donation. x Many thanks to all of those members who continue to donate each month....your kindness is very much appreciated. x
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  2. Just back from my eye test SMASHED IT!!!!!!!!!! Only one missed spot in the high left area which the optician said was completely irrelevant. Hopefully that means my licence will arrive soon but I'll wait until that day to celebrate properly. Thank you Johnnie and Tina for your calming words
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  3. Welcome to BTG, Jennifer! I am sorry the doctors nor nurses don't have answers for you. As Tina have said, these things happened and we just cannot get answers as to why. My experience is very different to your Moms'. I've had two ruptured aneurysms 10 years apart at the same location and I have stopped asking why. Acceptance is hard but eventually I was able to and shifted my focus on how blessed I am to have survived both. Your Mom is truly lucky to have survived and luckier to have a caring daughter. I understand how trying this time must be for you. I am glad you h
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  4. Had the Moderna , no effects after first shot but head ache and body aches after the second dose...lasted through the night into the nest day and around 4pm it started to fade and by eve I was feeling better...I am so happy to have gotten the shots I didn't even mind it.....My husband had same shots and only sore arm, different for everyone I guess..
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  5. I had my 2nd dose of Pfizer today. Didn't have any problems with the 1st one so don't expect any with this one.
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  6. Thank you Sami. The licence means my job. Working from home/ sat in an office just isn't me as I've found out over the last few months!
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  7. Tony Welcome to BGT. I am sorry to hear of your nervousness but you should take great comfort in the fact that you are way ahead of most 'licence losers' that come here for advice. Many/most of us have had our licences revoked rather than taking the (purely personal) decision to hand them in. I would suggest that you focus positively on the test you have to take at Specsavers (we all had to do it!) and tell yourself that it will be a positive outcome. In the 18 odd months it took me to get my licence back I never lost the idea that I would get my licence back at some p
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  8. Hi Pascal! Welcome! I don’t exaggerate when I say that this group has been a Godsend to me- especially the first year of my brain bleed. I’m coming up 5 years, and someone in this group wrote something that has always stayed with me. Let me share it, and I hope it will be as encouraging to you as it was to me. We tend to compare ourselves to what we were like prior to our bleed. The reality is our brain has gone through a change, and the comparison should really be between what we were like right after our bleed and what we are like now. I’m not like I was before my blee
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  9. Thanks so much for your comment! I'm in the US .. mom's on a 6 month waiting list for help.. I'm just doing everything possible to keep her out of a nursing home! So thankful for my mother in law for volunteering to take her every day while I work.. before this, I didn't have much good to say about her.. now, you won't catch me saying a word other than how thankful I am for her!
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  10. Had the AstraZeneca first jab some weeks ago. Pleased to report no side effects, not even a sore arm.
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  11. I had the AstraZeneca jab, 1st dose, last Friday and had a bit of arm ache for a couple of days, but nothing else. Have felt completely fine. Like Sallios said though, everyone is different and there have been different side effects for different people.
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  12. I had the AstraZeneca jab. Had shivers and temperature in the night and felt sick. Following day I was exhausted and felt lousy. Day after that I was fine. Second jab booked in for the end of May: not looking forward to another round of side effects. But everyone is different 😊
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  13. Great news Tony hope it wont be long before you get your license back ! xx
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  14. Fingers crossed for you Tony - no feeling like getting that licence back. Keep us updated x
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  15. Thanks Johnnie, I'm not normally a person who gets stressed but for some reason this has got me so wound up! As you say, the choice to surrender my licence was a personal one but, looking at the website and from other legal advice, I shouldn't have to do another test whether it be an eye-test or driving assessment. The DVLA is breaking its own rules (I believe it's Section 88 of the Road Traffic Act) but reading through a lot of posts on here, I can see it is quite often the case that the goalposts get moved . As you also say, look at the light, click the button and get licenc
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  16. Hi there Warm welcome to the site, glad that you found us. Apologies I seem to have missed this post origionaly... Everything just takes time keep yourself hydrated and listen to your body when you feel tired - then rest up... Take care and stay-safe
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  17. My NASAH happened February 22nd. Thankfully my husband was home, we got good care, and I have no major physical deficits.I was in the hospital for 9 days and I believed that once the blood cleared from the CSF that I would be back to normal. Once I was home for a few days, I was getting very depressed and frustrated about the exhaustion and headaches because I thought I should be better. Thankfully I found this site and have started to form more realistic expectations for what may be a long recovery. Some days I am very sad about what happened and about my lack of energy and about
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  18. Hi Keyo Welcome to the site and to the family. I can completely identify with what you are saying. I hated not being able to do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it. However, I soon realised that what I wanted and what my body and brain needed were two very different things. The adjustment is hard to begin with and I also found it very frustrating. My expectations were completely blown out of the water after my SAH. I know it isn't easy but you have to adjust those expectations and do everything within your limits - such as they are right now. A
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  19. I'm a family physician graduated in 2001. I had my shots in Dec and Jan. It was Moderna. Arm pain with first shot and flu like symptoms but not fevers after 8 hrs of second shot. Lasted may be a day and totally better the next day. It is a normal reaction of your body trying to make antibodies. It is very safe protein molecule so it can’t change your DNA or cells. You won’t grow a tail 😺 it is very unstable that is why they keep it cool. Moderna has a better method of putting the protein in a fatty/ butter like substance so it does not need extra cold temp. Pfizer does not
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  20. I had the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday, my arm was very painful that evening & Wednesday morning, I then developed a headache that was really intense & painful but after about 6 hours it was like a switch was flicked and it vanished completely & since then I've felt fine. The vaccination centre we're really good at explaining what might happen & also who to call if we were worried but definitely talk to your doctor and the staff at the centre. Even feeling as rough as I did it is worth it not to catch Covid
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  21. Hi. I will attempt to briefly introduce myself and apologize in advance if I have messed up on the ‘rules’. My brain is a bit fuzzy. 😜 I had just finished a little get together with three of my grandkids and sat down to have popcorn when suddenly the head and neck ache hit me. At that moment I remembered hearing a man on the radio talk about the headache that would kill. He said call 911 and tell them that, and they would have a heads up about what was happening...so I told my daughter to call and tell them that. Within a few hours I had been airlifted to Iowa City, to th
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