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Sharlua last won the day on May 28 2016

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  1. Belated wishes Michelle hope day went well with Jan and very poignant posts shows strength of character x
  2. Hi Darcy I guess you both must be worried but it does sound like he is making some progress. I was off for six months and returned with a phased return for a month. It was really hard as I was in a stressful job in Social care with high responsibility. I appreciate that husband will feel pressure from this as that is not a long time, I am not sure if financially he has to return I certainly had to. Can he negotiate reduced hours for a few weeks or take holiday. I know from my son who lives in America that he does not get as much holiday/leave ent
  3. Hello Darcy, sounds like your husband has had a very tough time, it is very early days in his recovery. I guess the complication of the DVT is an added scare too. I had an aneurysm SAH with coiling unlike your husband and not too many complications. In the first few months after the bleed I had headaches and a lot of weird sensations. I also suffered terrible insomnia even though I was exhausted. This I felt contributed to headaches and feeling light headed. I am aware that other members have had problems with sight and dizziness so may be able to offer
  4. 14 year Anni-versary and your post clearly defines what an excellent life you have made and faced all lost through this event in such a positive manner. Long may your travels continue and oh a cleaner would be wonderful xx
  5. Welcome Joel and great to hear of the progress started by your wife. Whilst my bleed was nowhere as serious as your wife’s I still had memory loss and often repeated myself. It is a significant impact to our cognitive functioning and whilst mine has improved I still have issues mainly on my short term memory. It is very early days and I am sure slowly she will recover more recall but your support will be vital in this. I know my husband required a lot of patience with me as my emotions were all over in the first few months, I was frustrated and embarrassed about my memory or mi
  6. Welcome Dotty and sorry to hear about your Dad, it must be very scary for all the family particularly as he is relatively young. I had anuerysm which was coiled and much lighter bleed. As Daffodil has so wonderfully explained there are bleeds where they are often not sure of origin so treatment often cannot take place. Even when they are anuerysms it is dependent on where it is on whether it can be coiled or clipped. I am sure if at this stage it was an option they would do. With relation to confusion if you think of your brain having pathways to pass messages, recall memori
  7. Oh so pleased that everything has gone well, you must be so relieved. I hope BP stays stable and he recovers well. Hope you manage to relax a little as must have been very stressful for you and rest of family. Take care xx
  8. Welcome Rachel, sounds like a pretty tough time, I was lucky in that my hospital had a support group running monthly which helped in the early days as I remember feeling quite alone after the intensity of hospital. My GP was lovely but knew very little about it, and as bleeds impact on each person differently it is difficult to have a one size fits all approach. I think the emotional impact is really not well understood and fatigue and memory issues have more impacts than is often recognised. My first follow up appointment was six months after the coiling, where I ha
  9. Welcome Clara, hope you do seek advice as others have suggested. I had lots of terrible aches after my SAH and coiling, my legs and feet were really bad. I also had shoulder pain which was found to be unrelated and was a frozen shoulder which later developed tendonitis. I had real bad heads and some awful crawling sensations in head, It is extremely early days for you and after this shock you are naturally worried, this does take away your belief in being invincible. You may have to let others be strong for awhile I certainly had to do this for a while. Please never think you
  10. Will certainly keep fingers crossed that all goes well x
  11. Hi Jan I went straight into menopause at 44 after hysterectomy as they thought I had cancer. I was shocked by the symptoms that followed and the depression was awful, hormones definitely do impact on your emotions and mood, I was bad tempered, tearful and hysterical all within an hour some days - husband was very patient?. I was given HRT it worked initially but only stayed on for a year. I hope your appointments help you get the right support, it is very easy to blame our heads for everything but I guess we are not immune to other ailments. Good luck x
  12. Well done for making it through that first year you have achieved so much. I hope fatigue does gradually get better and I know sometimes over two years later I have a sudden pain in head and freeze thinking is another SAH. I don't think it will ever leave I just manage it better. I wish you much luck for the future Sharon xx
  13. Welcome Wayne and pleased to see you have found us. Very early days in your recovery and as a SAH is such a shock it does bring about some rollercoaster emotions and physical impacts. I had a SAH over two years ago, luckily mine was coiled but it took a good six months to feel slight recovery and probably this year to feel more like my old self. I had time where I felt I hit a brick wall my memory in early days was terrible, still not 100% but I now don't get so embarrassed by it. A illness like this does impact on family and sorry that has led to family taking advantage, hopefully as you
  14. So sorry to hear how you are feeling Jan some excellent advice from others. I do agree perhaps go back to GP or seek some counselling/therapeutic support independently. You are not unlike any of us who have hit brick walls at different times and where families fail to understand, often this comes out in anger and arguments. Remember dealing with loss is a journey where you go through many emotions often swaying between them all, SAH has seen such losses for you particularly having to give up your business and also loss of some physical abilities. Families and friends often don'
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