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Samantha Whiting

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  • Birthday 30/11/1969

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  1. Thank you so much for all your replies, they all mean so much. I have contacted my neurologist and waiting for his feedback, No doubt its going to be the same answer as yours. I'm now looking for holiday insurance's anyone have any advise on companies. once again Thank you xx
  2. good luck and hope your future is a healthy one!!! xx
  3. After a bit of a break, trying to understand my new self, I have returned and reading these lovely replies, thank you for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me. Although it has been nearly 18 mths, I still find I become quite emotional....
  4. Thank you Louise for your reply. Take care Sammy
  5. Thank you for your reply Marg, its so lovely to hear. I have had horrendous nightmares with my coils pinging off 1 by 1 the higher I go in the plane and also with my shunt. There only nasty dreams. WOW.... Bermuda sounds fabulous and a long way for your first flight. well done. Take care Sammy
  6. Dear Macca Thank you so much for your reply, great ideas and advice. It has made me feel so much more confident. I will let you know what I decide. I think my health and reovery would benefit massively from a lovely holiday abroad. so watch this space. ha-ha. Take care Sammy
  7. I have been fitted with a vp shunt (April 2014) and would like to go on holiday abroad. Although i have been told by my surgeons/neurologists that its ok to fly, i am unsure and have nightmares and major anxieties regarding this matter. Im sure it would help me, knowing others who are in my situation that have been abroad and flown. I would much appreciate anyones feedback on this. Thankyou. Look forward to your replies. Sammy
  8. It was 0750hrs on 25th April 2014, my husband had just left to take our 13yr old daughter to school, then he was heading out for the day to work. I was left at home with my 7yr old daughter getting her ready for school and myself ready for work. Had finished cleaning the kitchen after cooking scrambelled egg for breakfast. What happened next changed my life forever. It is still a blur and I cant remember much. What I do remember was the pain in my head was excruciating never experiencing anything like it before. I remember sitting in the frontroom and calling my daughter, grabbing hold of her and telling her, she has to call 999 for an ambulance and to call Daddy to come home, she asked me if I felt unwell, then i remember saying yes really ill. I remember holding her tight, saying those few words and that was it. We live in a rural area with hardly no signal only at the window sill in my dining room. Four weeks later coming round in the Neuro ward and being told of my 7 year old daughter saving my life, she managed to call my husband back and when he got back home she was on the phone to the ambulance service who had said to my husband not to worry as the ambulance was on the way and that my daughter had been very brave. she was amazing, she was my guardian angel that day, as without her i wouldnt be here today. When the ambulance arrived they rushed me to Exeter A&E and sedated me before blue lighting me to Plymouth Dereford. During my stay in ICU i had 4 brain operations, my anuerysm was coiled and a VP shunt was fitted. I suffered a massive bleed and only now have recently discovered the severity of my haemorrhage was a stage 10, which still to this day shocks and scares me. I still suffer with headaches, fatigue and have trouble sleeping. I find it difficult in social environments and loud noises as my hearing has become more acute and sensitive. im still not back at work but am contemplating in returning next month as I feel the longer i live it the harder it will become. I feel very lucky and grateful to have another chance, although sometimes I feel 'why me' there was no reason for it to happen in the first place. I dont want to sound selfish because I know i'm very lucky and I was called their miracle in hospital. It does seem unfair sometimes. This is part of my story, I hope I haven't bored you too much. Looking forward to meeting some of you on here. kind regards Sammy
  9. Hello my name is Sam. I had a SAH on 25th April 2014, I spent 4 wks in ICU Dereford Plymouth and a further 9 wks in a neuro ward. My aneurysm was coiled and I have been fitted with a VP shunt. Although it has been nearly a year, I still suffer with fatigue, trouble sleeping, not very confident in social enviroments. Contemplating in returning to work next month. I am so pleased to find this site as it can be so lonely sometimes, although you have family surrounding you you still feel on your own. There are so many questions i would like answered, so I will look forward in getting to know and learning more about SAH.
  10. so pleased to have found other people who have suffered an SAH, as it can be so lonely.

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