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Chelle C

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  1. I still worry if I get headaches or strange sensations in my head, usually they occur if I have over done things or I haven't had enough water, as Jess & Louise have said, stay hydrated and rest, it does the trick for me, obviously if you feel unwell because of it, get it checked out. Hope things settle for you soon. Xx
  2. I take Aspirin, had my bleed in June 2014, then in December of that year I had a stroke, the stroke unit gave me a tablet called Clopidogral, but I called my Neuro team to make sure it was safe for me to take, they said it was, I only took it for a couple of days and it gave me a rash all over my upper body, i was then given Aspirin and again was told by Neuro team it was ok to take it. Although they said it is ok, i still worry about it.
  3. Hi Jean, Well done on your 2 years, you have come so far after going through so much, I think we all find a lot out about ourselves after these events. It is lovely to have somewhere to come when things do get tough, it's like having a second family, the only difference being that the people here at BTG can understand a lot more, Wishing you well as you continue to improve. Love Michelle xx
  4. Hi Kerry, Welcome to BTG, so sorry to hear of the problems you are experiencing. I have to agree with all that Macca has said, this needs to be assessed properly, please don't let them fob you off, it's to easy for them to assume it's Migraine, they did that with me and were going to discharge me with Migraine meds, had it not been for a young doctor deciding to do a brain scan after my symptoms worsened things would have turned out very differently for me, that young doctor's actions most definitely saved my life. As Macca said, you have been lucky so far, don't rely on that luck, you need answers, hopefully your scan will show up what the problem is and you will get the treatment you need. Let us know how you get on. Good luck Love Michelle xx
  5. Congratulations Paula on your 7 year Anni-versay, sounds like you are doing really well. Good luck with your routine check up on 5th May, Love & best wishes Michelle. X
  6. Hi Sherry, welcome to BTG as we all call it, You have come to a great place for advice and support as has already been said we are not allowed to give medical advice, but we can share with you our own stories of recovery, although we are all different with lots of different reasons behind our bleeds, a lot of what we go through is as we recover is similar. You are still early in your recovery and the advice I would give is this, try to make sure that you stay hydrated drinking plenty of water really does help with the headaches, getting plenty of rest, both your brain and your body have suffered a huge trauma and they both need lots of time to recover, listen to your body and your brain, they have a way of letting you know if you are over doing things, it usually means rest, sometimes doing the smallest of tasks can make you feel very fatigued, it is normal but if you feel like that it's time to rest up. You will find a wealth of information here, if you have any questions there is always someone who will be able to help, we are all a friendly bunch, when you feel up to it, come and join us in the Green Room, lots of friendly banter in there. Anyway I wish you well as you go along your recovery journey, hopefully as you go along you will make lots of new friends too. Love Michelle xx
  7. Hi Paula, Welcome to BTG, So sorry to hear that you had SAH, it does sound like you have had great care at The Walton Centre, You have come to a great place for support and advice although we are not allowed to give medical advice, we can help you by sharing our own experiences and hope that helps you to understand some of the things you may feel as you go along the recovery road. The fatigue is very normal, you brain and your body have been through a trauma and the smallest of tasks can make you feel very tired, try to make sure you are drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated, this really does help with any headaches you might suffer. Recovery takes time so try not to rush it, it's still early days for you, as has been said, be kind to yourself, if you try to do to much to soon your body and your brain will let you know, plenty of rest is the key thing early in your recovery, listen to your body and when you are tired make sure you rest. We also have a section here for family who are caring for the person who has suffered SAH, lots of helpful advice in that section. We will do all we can to help you and support you as you go along your recovery journey. Best wishes Love Michelle xx
  8. Hi Nikki, Welcome to BTG, sorry you have had a setback, as Tina said it could be your body's way of letting you know that you have over done things. I hope you get all the answers to all of your questions when you see your Neurologist, in the meantime the advice I would give you is to take things easy, make sure you are drinking plenty of water, most of all try to listen to your body, if you are tired make sure you rest, your brain and your body have suffered Trauma and they need lots of time to recover, don't try to push yourself to recover to quickly, have a look at the thread on here titled " A Letter from my brain " it really does make sense when you read it, The recovery road can be a little bumpy at times, up days and down days are pretty normal, just try to take things slowly. I wish you well with your recovery. Love Michelle xx
  9. Hi Norma, Just wanted to say hope all went well with your surgery yesterday, wishing you well with your recovery. Love Michelle xx
  10. Maria, sending love to you both, hope all goes well for you both. Stay strong lovely lady. Love Michelle xx
  11. Hi Sophieskb, Welcome to BTG, so sorry to hear that you suffered an SAH, you have come to a great place for help, advice and great support. I had mine in June 2014 I had a ruptured Aneurysm which was coiled along with a second one which they found during that procedure. We are not allowed to give medical advice as non of us are trained to do so, what we can do is share our own experiences of SAH and our recovery stories, although no two bleeds are ever the same, we all recover at different rates and some of us have some difficulties afterwards and some of us go on to make a full recovery. Seven weeks is still very early in terms of recovery, the headaches do get better, try to make sure you drink lots of water, staying hydrated really does help with that, also make sure that you don't over do things, lots of rest and if you need to sleep do so, fatigue is a one of the side effects that you will notice, the smallest of things can make you feel exhausted, make sure you listen to your body and when you feel tired make sure you rest. Your Brain and your body have suffered a traumatic event and they both need lots of time to recover, things will get easier as time goes on. There is a thread on here about driving after SAH, as I don't drive I can't really comment about it, I'm sure those that do will come along and give you advice on that. It can be very difficult for family to understand what you are going through, from the outside you look perfectly fine, they can't see what is going on inside and the way that is making you feel, there is a thread on here titled A Letter From My Brain, have a look at it and then you can maybe let your family read it, also you could show them this website and let them read some of the stories and posts from other survivors, by doing that it may help them to better understand what you are feeling. Anyway I would just like to wish you all the very best as you go along your recovery journey, pop in the green room, join in the banter when you feel up to it, we are a friendly lot, we are here to help and support as much as we can, we have all been where you are now, don't ever feel like you are alone. Love Michelle xx
  12. Hi Jessica, Welcome to BTG as we call it, So sorry to hear about your daughter having SAH, 7 years old is such a very young age to be going through something like this, it will have been a very traumatic time for you all. I don't personally have any knowledge about where you can get more information, but I can say that you have come to a great place for help and support, if anyone here has any information that will help to point you in the right direction I'm sure they will come along and share it with you. We can't give medical advice as non of us are medically trained, what we can do is share our own experiences of SAH, give you lots of support, there are quite a few here who are carers of someone who has suffered SAH, so don't feel like you are alone, you are not. 2 months is still very early in terms of recovery, try to make sure your daughter drinks plenty of water, staying hydrated does help with headaches, lots of rest and trying not to over do things will also help, just take it one day at a time. The recovery road can be a little bit bumpy at times, good days and bad days are normal early on, we are here for you and we will try and help you as much as we can. I wish you and your daughter all the very best as you go along the recovery journey. Love Michelle xx
  13. Congratulations Super Mario, Wow, 15 years well done and can I just say what an inspirational lady you are, You give us all hope that you can still have a good life after SAH, as you say " just in a different way " Keep on enjoying your lovely holidays and enjoying life & thank you for all the support you have given to me and so many others. Hope you have a lovely day. Love Michelle xx
  14. Hi Neil, Sounds like both Cassandra and you have been through an awful lot in the last 3 years. The recovery road can be very bumpy one at times with all that we have to deal with, I am so sorry to hear that Cassandra's last surgery has left her with the deficit's that have knocked her back somewhat. I'm sure with the love and support she is getting from you things will start to improve and hopefully get her back on track no matter how long it takes, I think the ideas that super Mario gave you are brilliant and definitely worth investigating. Sending you both love and strength as you continue on your recovery journey together. We are always here if and when you need us. Love Michelle xx
  15. Hi Joe, I agree with what Karen & Win have said, get it checked out with GP, like Karen said it could be something that is easily fixed. Good luck and let us know how you get on. Take care Love Michelle xx
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