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  1. Well, did my first two days at work and .. I’m pretty much okay. Was well tired yesterday, but think that’s more because sunday’s Line of Duty’s cliffhanger left me a bit hyper and unable to sleep than due to work 😂 I work a bit slower than I used to (that speed was untenable however ... I was like the Duracell bunny on speed), but hectic mix of phone calls, huge open work space with colleagues dotted about here and there, the adoring public when they come to make a complaint, politicians badgering you, ... (it’s such a joy being a local civil servant 😜) ... so far, I’m dealing wi
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  2. Hi Rosie The best thing you've done is open up! I completely understand that you want to avoid discussing what's happened, it's personal, it's yours. I had a real problem discussing it when I had a stroke but eventually realised that talking about it was the best thing I could have done! Being totally honest Rosie , it is people like you who inspire me. You are prepared to come onto a public forum and express your true feelings; that's amazing, well done you!. The best thing we can do is talk about what's happened. I wish you the very very best and hope you take the adv
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  3. Hi Rosie I'm 15 years in this year and every bad headache has me in a panic. My energy levels are nowhere near what they were, but I also put this down to being 15years older. However, even in the first few years after, I tired more easily than I did before and would often need a snooze on the sofa. Trying not to worry is easier said than done, but also helps a lot. Don't compare yourself to to pre-SAH, compare yourself after it and now - only then can you see how far you have truly come xxx
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  4. I got my second Moderna shot a couple of days ago. Getting a bit of brain fog, fatigue, and headaches--kind of what I was already experiencing due to the NASAH! The only new thing is my arm hurts. But other than these things, all of which are to be expected, not experiencing any problems. And very relieved to be fully vaccinated.
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  5. Hi my name is Adam I’m so glad I have found this page, reading topics and testimonials from people has really helped give me an insight to what has happened to me! I’m a 37 year old male from the Midlands in the UK On Monday 29th March whilst on the toilet I had the most horrendous headache and later on was extremely sick, I went to my local hospital where I had 2 CT scans and these showed I had a bleed on my brain. From there I was then taken in an ambulance to University Hospital Coventry, not knowing what was going on or what was going to happen to me!
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  6. Hi Adam, and yes, a very warm welcome to the 'family'. I can't imagine what going through this alone in hospital must have been like for you, or for your family not being able to be there with and for you either. I agree with Sarah regarding the comment about yours "being a good one" - no-one can define a brain bleed as good in any way, shape or form! It might not have been "serious" but a bleed is a bleed and it has a massive impact on the patient and those around them. As for the 6 - 8 week recovery, a slightly unrealistic standard time frame given by med
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  7. Hi Adam and a warm welcome to Behind the Gray. I'm sorry to hear you had such a rough time. Not knowing what was happening and having no family around to support either would be a bad experience in anyone's book. Anyway I'm glad you're back home now where you can concentrate on your recovery. 6-8 weeks seems to be the standard that doctors tell you, or at least mine did too. I think it is very misleading give a time span like that as many survivors take considerably longer than that. As for telling you that yours was one of the good ones, well I've never heard anyth
    2 points
  8. Please do get the vaccine. Pfizer and moderna are mRNA vaccines which means they are just proteins. Drink lots of water/ fluids and take Tylenol after the shot. I have two of my patients have hives and dizziness. If you have flu like symptoms, that is just a reaction to be expected. If you don’t get the vaccine, you will probably get the virus. And there is not guarantee if it will be a mild case. We don’t have AstraZeneca here. It is a shame that Johnson is on hold due to clots. I see many people all the time with clots. Some due to sitting in plane/ car/ train, some due to immobi
    2 points
  9. Hi Rosie You should get intouch with Gp and see about councelling - Headway is a great one... And like Tina, I was told by GP 'you could walk out of here now, get hit by a bus (must be a theme they use) your clips wouldnt have moved, you wouldnt have had another bleed but the bus would have gotcha... from that moment I thought why am I worrying was a wake up call really... But do seek councelling its a great help... take care
    2 points
  10. Hi Rosie its good to see you posting, welcome back. So sorry you are feeling low and tearful, sending you big hugs. I think with all thats happened in the last year it could have also just heightened how you are feeling. I still get very tired and that has not changed in over 12 years. Have my good and bad days too. Have you been to see your GP recently? Have you tried talking to someone about the way you are feeling? My GP arranged for me to have some counselling when i was struggling. I found it very helpful to talk to someone removed from family and friends.
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  11. Ilse, that's great news on all counts - remember to still take it easy when you can though. I am so loving your attitude to life and your recovery - well done you!! xx
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  12. Hi Rosie I can empathise with you totally. I don't feel the same person I was pre bleed. So much has changed for me and I too have struggled with low mood. Please go to speak to your GP and either try and get some talking therapy or anti-anxiety meds. Hopefully one of those will help. I must admit the fear of it happening again has never really bothered me but I can appreciate that for some it must be a constant concern. Take comfort from the advice that the neurosurgeons give - that you have a far greater chance of having a road accident. Take care, Clare xx
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  13. 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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  14. 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
    1 point
  15. Hi Rosie, My doctors told me to live my life... I laughed in my head when it was said ....I am coming up on 4 years...I don't think about it as much especially this last year and truth I didn't ever think I could stop being worried about it. Time seemed to lessen it for me. I agree with Tina about this year making things harder. It can be hard to understand all the things that contribute to how we feel. I did some counseling about a year ago and I did find it helpful I am glad I went. I hope my words are helpful in some way to you...We are all here for
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  16. Thank you for this info, Jess. Since you've been dealing with it for 18 years, that helps relieve some of my anxiety. Thanks to your advice and that of another poster, I'm going to step up water drinking, rest more, and focus on blessings! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the family photo - VERY encouraging. Best of luck to you all!
    1 point
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