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Chelle C

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. My SAH was June 2014, had follow up scan November 2014 the 2015, had another 2016 and his secretary phoned me to say he was very happy with my scan as everything was stable so he wouldn't need to see me again and I wouldn't need anymore scans. She did say that if I had any concerns or was worried about anything that I just had to call her and they would make an appointment to see me. It did feel like a bit of a double edged sword at the time, relieved that all was ok but worried that no one was looking after my head.
  9. Hi Sarah, Congratulations on you 2 year Anni- versary, After all the stress of last year it is good to know that you have made some progress, it's not always easy to learn what your limitations are, it's good to know that you are finding it easier now, the headaches and fatigue do get better as with everything else to do with recovery from SAH it takes time. It's lovely that you have found BTG such a great support, I think we are all so grateful to have a place to come and to know that each and every one of us can support each other through this journey. Keep on being kind to yourself as you continue along the recovery road. Sending love and hugs to you Love Michelle. Xx
  10. Hi Ojibwe, Welcome to BTG! I am so very sorry to hear about your mom, it is very worrying time for you all and I am sure your mom is receiving the best care for her situation. We are not allowed to give medical advice but we can share with you all of our own experiences of SAH. It is still very early since your mom's event, in terms of recovery her medical team will be able to tell you better what her long term recovery could be. I know it must be very scary for you right now, but hopefully as the days and weeks go on you will see some improvements. It does take time, your mom's body and brain have suffered great trauma, they both need lots of time to recover. The reason the Doctor is telling you he is not sure how far she will go recovery wise - is because they probably don't know. Every case of SAH is very different, no two recoveries are ever the same, different severity of bleed, different areas of the brain can be affected. This could also be why she is moving a little but not seeming like she is awake, her body and brain are trying to heal. This will be very overwhelming for you, it's the shock of seeing your mom like this. It must be difficult after reading that others have woken up and been coherent, like I said earlier, no two SAH's are the same. Give it time, keep asking her medical team questions, keep talking to your mom, she will be able to hear you. There will be others who will come along and share with you there experiences also we have members who are carers who are taking care of loved ones who have suffered a SAH. We are here for you, we will all help you as you go along this journey of recovery with your mom, we will try to answer any questions that you have, just not medical. Sending both you and your mom hugs & strength to get you through this very difficult time. Love Michelle xx
  11. Hi Jenni, I have sent you a Personal Message. Xx
  12. Jenni, Where abouts in Cumbria are you, I have a static caravan in South Lakes, just outside of Grange-over-Sands.
  13. Hi Jenni, Welcome to BTG, so sorry to hear that you suffered SAH, you have come to a great place for help & support, although we are not allowed to give medical advice as non of us are qualified to do so. What we can do, is share with you our own experiences of SAH, 11 weeks is still very early in terms of recovery, I had problems with my sight after my SAH although mine was more to do with not being able to separate words, if I looked at something that was written down or tried to read a newspaper all of the words just ran together. I had an appointment with optician about 6 months after my bleed and he couldn't find anything wrong, things did settle eventually, I don't have any problems now, I do notice a bit of blurred vision if I am tired though. Give yourself time, you have to remember that there has been blood across areas of your brain, our brains don't like it because it's not supposed to be there, so it will be doing all sorts of things to try and compensate for that fact. It needs lots of time to heal after suffering such a traumatic event. I know there are other members of BTG who have had problems with their eyesight, and I'm sure they will be along to share with you their experiences, I know this is easier said than done but try not to stress to much about it because stress can actually make things feel a lot worse. Your best friends at this stage in your recovery are rest and staying hydrated. Make sure that you rest when you need to, fatigue is one of the major problems after a bleed and you will see it talked about a lot as you browse through the site. Also I would say, learn to listen to your body and your brain, they have both suffered trauma and they both have their own ways of letting you know when they have had enough. We have all been sent down a road that we would never have chosen to go down and the recovery road after it can be a bit bumpy at times. You are a survivor as we all are here at BTG. As survivors we all also know how difficult the early stages of the recovery journey can be, we are here for you and we will help you as much as we can, you will get some brilliant advice and a lot of understanding from people who have been through the same thing. Any questions you have just post them, we might not have all the answers but we will do our best. Wishing you well Jenni Love Michelle xx
  14. Sorry I missed your 20 year Anni-versary Louise, you have written a lovely post which will give us all so much hope. I would also like to say a huge Thank You to you for all the support and encouragement you have given to me over the last 5 years, you are an amazing lady. Wishing both you & Ronnie all the very best, here's to the next 20 years. Sending love and hugs to you both. Love Michelle xx
  15. Happy Anni-versary Colleen, well done on 11 years. Hope you are soon feeling better after having your tooth extracted. Love Michelle. Xx
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