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Chelle C

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  1. Sorry I ran out of thank you's Thank you to everyone for your lovely words. Xx
  2. Hi Everyone, Well here I am 6 years since my bleed, can't believe how quickly this time has passed. I think I am doing ok, still noticing small improvements, although I still have a lot of problems with fatigue and my memory I am still learning my limitations, still sometimes pushing myself beyond them and paying the price for doing so, I think we all do that sometimes. The last 12 months have been good and bad, the good being we bought a nice new caravan and had a very large new deck put on it, it's lovely, it really is my sanctuary and having it has helped so much with my recovery, I always feel so relaxed when I am there, no stress in lovely surroundings is really great medicine. The other good thing in the last 12 months was seeing Jan achieve her goal of getting on an aeroplane again, I was over the moon for her, I am aiming to do the very same for my 60th birthday 2023, I know that sounds a long way off but I want to try to save enough to spend 1 month in Lanzarote my favourite holiday destination, so that's the thinking behind it. I also finally got to meet Andrea when I made and delivered her daughter's 18th birthday cake, she really is a lovely lady and it was nice to put a face to the voice after spending so much time talking on the phone to each other. The worst thing to happen was the loss of our very precious friend Win, it really knocked me sideways when I read Sarah's post to tell us that her lovely mum had passed away so suddenly, still struggling to come to terms with it. She always made me smile and laugh out loud with her posts and her singing, she also used to tell me off for talking about the cakes I had made, I would have loved to have made a cake for Win, she will always have a special place in my heart.💔 I want to say a huge thank you to everyone at BTG for always being there, no matter what happens I know I have a place to come where I feel safe and won't be judged. Thank you so much to Karen for giving us all a place where we can feel safe and understood. Anyway here's to the next 12 months, who knows what it will bring. Thanks again everyone Love Michelle xx
  3. Hi Ggirl, Welcome to BTG as we call it, so sorry to hear that your dad has suffered SAH and is in ICU. I was not sedated after my surgery so sadly I can't comment on that, there some members who I am sure will come along and share their experiences of this with you. You have come to a great place for help, advice and support, although we can't give medical advice, we can share with you our own experiences of SAH although you will find that everyone's SAH and recovery are different, we have all taken the journey that your dad is now on. Any questions you have feel free to ask, we are here to help you to understand what may lie ahead as your dad goes along the recovery road, also to support you as you must have so many questions, it can be a very scary time for the rest of the family when they have a loved one in this position, don't be frightened to ask questions, we are a friendly bunch and where we can help, we will. If you go into the page Introduce Yourself, maybe you could tell us a little more about what happened to your dad, also tell us a little about yourself too, you will get a lot of replies by doing that, only if you want to do it though, you don't have to, it just helps us to understand your situation a little more. I would just like to wish your dad well and please take care of yourself to during this difficult time. Love Michelle xx
  4. Hi Paolo, Welcome to BTG, so sorry to hear that you suffered SAH and a stroke, you have come to a great place for support, advice and friendship. We all get it because we have been through it and although we can't give medical advice, we can share with you our stories of our recovery journey. I also had SAH and a stroke, my stroke came 6 months after my bleed, they were not sure if the 2 were connected, my stroke also affected my right side, I was fortunate only to be left with some numbness on the inside of my right foot and I still have slight weakness in my arm and leg but nothing that I can't cope with. It is good to hear that you are recovering well. Still take care as fatigue can be an after affect of SAH, drinking plenty of water and resting when you are feeling tired will really help. The fear or concern of having a rebleed is quite normal, I don't think any of us here have not had that worry, as Louise said, as time goes on it does become less of a concern. It is sometimes just nice to have somewhere to come and off load your worries and fears with people who have an understanding of what you are feeling, I will be 6 years since my SAH in June and I can honestly say that this site has been my saviour, everyone is very welcoming and friendly, it's like having a second family. I wish you well as you continue along your recovery journey. Love Michelle xx
  5. Karen I did the same, pan & wooden spoon and lots of tears too, I really hope our lovely Win heard us..... love & hugs to everyone. Xx
  6. Sarah I just can't find the words to say how shocked and totally devastated I am to hear that your wonderful mum, our wonderful Win has passed away so suddenly. Win was a beautiful person both inside and out, she was always so upbeat and full of fun, she always managed to make me smile no matter what sort of day I was having, I sing all the time now ( Winnie's orders ) she was right, it does make you happy. I used to get wrong off her because when I had baked a cake and mentioned that I had, she always wanted a piece, I would have loved to have made her a cake. Win was loved so much by us all at BTG, this is really going to take some time to come to terms with. Sending love and gentle hugs to you all at this very sad time. Love Michelle xx
  7. Hi Mat Y, Welcome to BTG as we call it, so sorry that you suffered SAH without them being able to give you a reason, sadly there are a lot of members here who had NASAH andi am sure some of them will come along and share their own experiences with you which may help to put your mind at ease a little. I suffered SAH 2014 mine was an Aneurysm, then in 2015 I was diagnosed with Tinnitus and still suffer with it, sometimes I don't notice it but during this lockdown it has been a constant white noise, not sure if it's stress or just that things are a lot quieter than normal so I am noticing it more than usual. I do have times when I am not aware of it, I do however think you learn to live with it as time goes on. You mention fatigue, this is normal it is one of the side effects of SAH, listen to your body, if you feel tired try to rest, your brain has a tendency to let you know when you are over doing things, another bit of advice is to make sure you drink lots of water as dehydration can also contribute to fatigue, it's still early days in your recovery so try to take things easy. It does get better as time goes on and you will start to notice things improving, I had a problem with finding words early on in my recovery and it did get better, I only have problems now with that if I have over done things or I am tired. Anyway I am sure you will have a few replies to your post and I wish you well as you go on with your recovery journey. Take care Love Michelle xx
  8. Congratulations on your 3 year Anni- versary Jean, you have come so far and achieved so much, it's lovely to hear that you are still noticing improvements as you travel on your recovery journey, keep on keeping on lovely lady. Love Michelle xx
  9. Gem, so sorry for the loss of your dad, my heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad & difficult time. We will always be here for you if you need us at anytime. Sending you love & hugs Love Michelle xx
  10. Daff, so sorry I am so late to this. Congratulations on your 8th anniversary, all I can say is you truly are a very special and inspirational lady, what you have been through and all that you have achieved is amazing, you give so many of us BTG'ERS hope and encouragement that things do get better, for that I will always be grateful. Sending you love & Hugs lovely lady Keep on keeping on. Love Michelle xx
  11. Hi Sally, So sorry to hear that you have had another episode of aura after not having it happen for 6 months. It is quite scary when it happens after such a long break from them. It happened to me again just before Christmas, it just came on after I had been bent down cleaning out a cupboard. Like you, I felt like my brain was being squeezed and that is the first time I have had that happen. This last one also gave me a strange tingling in my forehead which I've never had happen before. As this was during the day I just sat myself down and let it take its course. Sitting with my head back and my eyes closed seemed to help me relax. I have never up to now been woken up by one. I hope things have settled down again for you now. Love Michelle xx
  12. Hi Diane, Welcome to BTG, first of all I would like to say a big well done for your bravery in coming to this forum for help and support, as Karen said it must have taken a lot of courage to post this, but it is good that you have and I am sure you will get a lot of support from all of us here as a large number of us have and still do suffer with the affects of depression/anxiety. My bleed was due to a ruptured aneurysm and I myself have had real problems with depression and anxiety plus I was diagnosed with PTSD, which was diagnosed during my counselling sessions that I had after going to my doctor, the counselling really did help. As Karen said you do need to have a honest and frank discussion with your doctor about what is going on and how you are feeling and struggling since your bleed, they will help you and be able to put you on a path to getting the help you need. I am going to send you a PM, there will be a little marker comes up on the envelope at the top right hand side of page. You have taken the first brave step, now please try and be brave enough to speak to your doctor. Sending love & hugs Michelle. Xx
  13. Sarah, So pleased you have been given better news than you were expecting, I think I would have taken that very same option, Asking the question about it being on previous scans is a good idea, as you say if it has shown up on those and it hasn't given you any symptoms then as you say it's less likely to bother you in future. Hopefully you can relax a little now and get back to living your life with a little less stress. Love & hugs Michelle xx
  14. Thinking of you Sarah, So pleased you have someone to go with you for your appointment, hope you get all the answers you so rightly deserve. Sending love & hugs. Xx
  15. Sarah, I really hope you get all the much needed answers to all the questions you must have, it's all stress you can do without. Good Luck lovely lady. Xx
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