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subzero

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    Sport-(watching rather than participating now)Football, Golf, Athletics

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    Reading-Gardening-Having a latte as often as possible with my wife (she had SAH 5/2011)

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  1. Hello Yun, and also a very warm welcome to BTG. Glad you are feeling positive nine months after your bleed, and well done for getting back to full time employment. Always be watchful for early signs of fatigue as you go about your daily work and home life. Listen to your brain and body as stress and over work can hinder your recovery. Don`t be afraid to take that `time out`. The following links may be helpful and to find further threads concerning `itchy scalp` simply key `itchy scalp` into the search option at the top right of the welcome page. https://web.behindthegray.net/topic/5917-strange-feeling-over-my-head-3-months-out/?tab=comments#comment-109687 https://web.behindthegray.net/topic/5917-strange-feeling-over-my-head-3-months-out/?tab=comments#comment-111004 https://web.behindthegray.net/topic/6138-questions-about-head-tingling-and-eye-pain/?tab=comments#comment-113464 https://web.behindthegray.net/topic/3057-after-a-subarachnoid-haemorrhage/?tab=comments#comment-41898 Well done so far and please keep in touch about your progress. Subs
  2. Hello and a warm welcome to BTG. You are among friends who sympathise with your anxieties and concerns. It is a fact that when you are discharged from hospital, the medics can offer some general advice on how to face the future, however they simply do not know in detail how the bleed trauma has affected your brain. This only becomes apparent to you and your close friends and colleagues as you attempt to get back to 'normal' . There are so many real life experiences shared within these Forums and I am sure you will be encouraged as you face the ups and downs of recovery. Take care and please don't hesitate to share your concerns. Our members will be eager to help. Subs
  3. Hello Heather. I noticed that Emilia Clarke of Game of thrones fame was on our BBC Breakfast programme this morning I m sure Rebecca would identify with her having also had SAH trauma at a young age. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/emilia-clarke-a-battle-for-my-life-brain-aneurysm-surgery-game-of-thrones Subs
  4. Hello Heather, also thanks for sharing about your daughter Rebecca 4 1/2 years on. It really is so uplifting to learn how she has adapted and done so well in her studies. Achieving her degree with 1st class honours and then getting that post at the RVI must make both of you so proud of her resolve and determination. We all know how much support she will have needed during the early years …. well done to you and your family . Wishing Rebecca every success as she settles into her working life while also coping with her SAH recovery. Subs
  5. Well done ….. never give up `fighting` to improve your quality of life. Subs
  6. Hello Mandie As we often comment …. there is a wealth of information within the various forums of BTG. The link below is from page 10 of the NASAH forum. I am sure you will identify and sympathise with much of the very detailed comments made by our members all these years ago. Apologies if you have already read this thread. Subs
  7. Hello and thanks for your comments. Relentless pain is so debilitating for your hubby and so hard for you as you feel helpless to offer any relief. As Jess comments, definitely continue to check with your medics. Also, as it seems to be worse during the night, has he tried sleeping in a more upright position. Elevating him with these longer `V` shaped pillows is worth considering. Subs
  8. Hello, and also a warm welcome to BTG Great to hear that you are already finding support from reading the various threads by our members. So glad that your hubby is now home. I am sure that your own profession will be of great benefit as you help him in his recovery. It is very early in his journey and the very nature of SAH means that only over these next few days and months will you both begin to discover the damage caused to his brain by the bleed, as the after effects begin to become apparent.. Prepare yourself for the highs and lows along the way. Please ensure that you take care of yourself too. It can be easy to overlook that your own health is beginning to suffer in your attempts to give dedicated care to your husband. Take time out and talk often to family and friends about progress. Eat and rest well. I trust that your own employers are being sympathetic in these early days and giving you the time you need to rearrange your lives. Well done for ensuring that he received the medical support he needed when you found out the decision had been made to cancel his trip to Sydney. Your desire to give hubby whatever it takes in terms of support will not go un-noticed and he will thank you in his own time. Take care and thanks for sharing. Subs
  9. Hi …. If you utilise the site `search` function at the top of the Homepage you will find the information available on sight issues post SAH. https://web.behindthegray.net/search/?q=eyesight Subs
  10. Hello and a warm welcome to BTG. You are among friends, and you will benefit from shared experiences as you read the various Forum threads. Great to hear you are feeling positive about your progress. It is always a benefit when you feel you can share what happened to you, and smile about the issues that you have to contend with when with work colleagues and friends. You say that getting plenty sleep is so important to you. Fatigue is definitely a prominent feature post SAH. Learning to pace yourself well both physically and mentally can make such a difference as you recover. Also make sure that you drink plenty water. Keeping well hydrated is so important. We look forward to hearing more from you in your SAH journey. You mentioned your sight issues. Some members experience varied problems with their sight following their brain trauma and partial and full recovery can depend on the nature of their trauma. Wishing you well over the coming months. Subs
  11. Hello Michelle ... Also a big WELL DONE five years post SAH, and thank you so much for sharing your journey with us along the way. You have shown that life doesn`t stop at SAH, and at the same time as you have to deal with recovering... there are always life issues that make these extra demands. These are tough enough for healthy people, but can be an immense challenge for all you BTG survivors. Michelle I am sure everyone of your posts help someone in some way. All of us will have known a parent, a close friend or a work colleague who has passed away. We all have plans for that holiday get-away. We all want to be able to bake or at least eat the nicest cakes in the world. Many of us are animal lovers … and most of us are in relationships with their ups and downs.... You have given us an insight into how you have faced them all and you have not given up. You have came a long way …. keep on keeping on. Subs
  12. Thank you Karen for sharing that heart felt tribute to Cassandra from her husband. Neil ... our thoughts are with you and your daughter at this difficult and emotional time. May you receive the support and encouragement from those closest to you, and strength for the future as you recall the many special and ordinary times you and your daughter have shared with Cassandra. Subs
  13. Hi, and thanks for your up-date. So glad you managed to get your BTG access again Please let us know how your scan results go … Keep listening to your body and do take time to rest and recharge Subs
  14. Hello Charlie, and thanks for sharing your thoughts after one year. Great to hear that you have found BTG has been a support throughout the year, and that your family and friends have been there for you too. Everyone has their own route to follow as they find ways to deal with SAH recovery ……. and whether progress is slow, steady or challenging...time does bring a measure of healing and acceptance that life has changed. Your comments will help others in their early days and keep us posted about your own journey. Subs
  15. Hello Jean, well done and congratulations two years on. Glad you are able to put these early tough days behind you, and thanks for your own input to the various issues raised on the Forums throughout the year. The BTG family are special to those who have encountered this often misunderstood trauma and the challenges it leaves in it`s wake.. Wishing you well for the future. Subs
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