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Chelle C

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  1. Hi Everyone, Today I had an appointment with my Optician, my normal 2 year check up. For just over a week I have been having a problem with my left eye, the only way I can describe it is to say it has felt like i am looking through a very fine net curtain, probably sounds a bit odd, Anyway i mentioned it to him today, so he set about investigating what it could possibly be, his first conclusion was the start of a cataract, which he said at the moment didn't need to be dealt with. He then decided to look a little more closely at my eye, putting drops in, the drops d
  2. Aww Sarah, what a day you had. So glad you were ok after your sliding car incident and I really do hope they don't keep you waiting to long for your results. Love & hugs Michelle xx
  3. When I had my SAH, I had told my partner I was going to the loo, then jump in the shower, nearly 7 years later and I still can't say that sentence out loud, I even have to stop myself from thinking about those to scenarios together, I get very panicked by it. When I first came out of hospital, my partner had to stand outside the bathroom door while i used the loo, i was terrified of that bathroom, i used to have a surge of panic everything I needed to go in it, especially if I was alone in the house, i was alone when my SAH happened, my partner was walking our dog at the time.
  4. Hi frmertd, I can say I understand some of what you are saying, when i had my SAH in 2014, my partner was my rock at first, for the first few months, when I had my follow up appointment 6 months after SAH, things changed quite dramatically when we were told I should give myself at least a 2 year recovery window, even then it could take a lot longer than that. He actually said to me the doctor didn't mean it would literally take that long. Well I just said, we would just have to take each day as it came. My family especially my oldest sister was of the attitude, " Michel
  5. Hi Selah Welcome to BTG as we call it, so sorry to hear that you suffered SAH, but you have found a great place for help, support and reassurance. We have all walked this road that you now find yourself on and we are all here to help you on your recovery journey. We cannot give medical advice as non of are qualified to do so, what we can share with you is our own experience of recovery, not forgetting of course that no two bleeds are the same, just as everyone's recovery is different. It can be quite a scary time at the beginning, not knowing if aches and pa
  6. Hi Suzanne, Congratulations on your 1st anni-versary as has been said the fist one is always the hardest, i remember my first, it was a very emotional day. It does get easier as each one comes around, i am 6 years now and I celebrate that date now, we survived and are here to tell the tale. Well done on quitting the cigarettes, I tried and failed miserably. Wishing you all the very best as you continue your recovery journey. Love Michelle. Xx
  7. Hi Carolyn Some great advice from everyone, i can only agree with what everyone has said. Slow and steady is the way to go with this, your body and your brain have suffered great trauma and they really do need lots of time to recover, i am 6 years down the line and I remember spending much of my first 2 years sleeping and doing things at a very slow pace. I did try and push myself but I did suffer for doing that, i was given some excellent advice when I first joined BTG, that advice was to listen to your body and your brain, they will let you know whe
  8. Karen, your post has brought tears to me, I can only echo what Sami has said, Macca was a kind, caring, gentle person, with a heart to match. What a wonderful gesture from his family. Xx
  9. Hi Janeece, Congratulations on your 1st anni-versary, the first year is always the toughest, things do get better with time. I think the anxiety and panic attacks are quite normal at this point in your recovery as it is still quite early days in recovery terms. I know what you mean too about head massage, it is as Sami said, a good way to describe it. Try to make sure you are staying hydrated, it really does help with the headaches, i am 6 years down the recovery road and if I don't drink enough, it really does affect my head. Well done and reaching this firs
  10. Congratulations on your 21st anni-versary Louise, You are an inspiration to so many at BTG, always there with support and compassion, it has been lovely getting to know you over the last 5 years, thank you for always being there with a listening ear and friendly advice. Sending you lots of love & hugs Michelle xx
  11. Hi Chris, So sorry i missed your 5 year anni-versary, It is great to hear that you are still seeing improvements and are keeping up your running. You have come along way in those 5 years, you should be very proud of all that you have achieved. I hope you had a lovely day celebrating with your family. Sending love & hugs to you and your lovely family, stay safe and well. Love Michelle xx
  12. Sarah I hope as Tina said you don't have to wait to long for that letter, sending you love & hugs at what can only be a very worrying time for you. Xx
  13. Hi Shaw, Like Tina, I had no symptoms prior to my bleed either. So sorry that after making a really good recovery you are now experiencing those odd symptoms again. Hopefully your scan will get to the bottom of what is going on with you. It must be a very worrying time for you, if you need to off load those worries we are always here for you. Wishing you well and good luck with your scan. Love Michelle xx
  14. Congratulations Jess on your 18th anni-versary, sorry I am a day late. Well done on all that you have achieved and overcome in that time, your boys have a wonderful mum and we all have a wonderful friend. You bring great inspiration to this wonderful group and I for one am very grateful for all of your help and support. Hope you had a wonderful day with your precious boys, they must be very proud of you. Here's to the next 18 years. Love & hugs Michelle. Xx
  15. Macca Congratulations on your 10 year Anni- versary and your 8th wedding anniversary. You are a lovely man, always a great support and great friend to everyone, I have been very grateful on many occasions for your words of encouragement and support. Enjoy your celebrations tonight. Here's to your next 10 years. Love Michelle xx
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