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  • Birthday 09/09/1963

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  1. Well here I am posting a day late, yesterday was my 7th Anni-versary and I had a really good day. My day started with a lovely phone call from Jan, as always it was lovely to hear from her, i had tried to call her on Monday as it was her 6th Anni-versary but didn't get to speak to her, so we had a lovely catch up yesterday and made plans for her and John to come to see us at some point, we missed out on that last year because of Covid, so it will be nice to get together again. I had a really nice day, i had a lovely walk around a little village called Cartmel, not far from our holiday park, in 8 years of coming to The Lake District I have never been there, i was in the company of my lovely friend Mary and my little Molly. There is a beautiful Priory in the village and I had a lovely walk around inside of it, i did sit in quiet contemplation for a little while and said a very big Thank You to whoever was watching over me on the 8th June 2014, I am truly grateful that they were, i then lit a candle in gratitude for my life and in memory of my mam, which was a little emotional. Then we had a lovely walk around the shops, had a nice cold drink in the village Square, then we headed home. It was just lovely. The last year has been a bit strange, what with Covid going on and everything. The worst parts of the last 12 months were losing 2 very special people who both helped me so much when I first joined BTG. Both Win & Macca were in my thoughts yesterday as I sat quietly in that church, then of course my dad being diagnosed with prostate cancer, that came as a big shock, he is however doing quite well at the moment, although i worry about him, I am not stressing to much. As for me, well i have started walking to try and get myself a little fitter, over the winter lockdown I have to admit i was struggling a bit, i think the dark days made it worse, i only walk for 1 hour every night, it has had a massive impact on the way i feel, both mentally and physically, my blood pressure has come down considerably from 157/75 to 120/ 65 which is about where my GP wanted it, so i am over the moon with that. I have also taken more control of things in my relationship with Verdun, some of you are aware of things that have gone on in that area of my life, well I have stepped up and I seem to be making good progress in not allowing myself to be bullied and abused anymore, still a little bit to do yet, but i feel more able to stand up for myself, i am determined to get things back on a level ground and for the first time in a long time, I feel I am getting my confidence back and some self respect along with it, which can only be a goid thing. I know i haven't visited BTG much in the last couple of months, i have made the decision that if I am going to moan, I won't visit, I feel like i have done a lot of that in the last year, so i thought it would be good to give you all a rest from me. I have been looking in, just not posting much. The one big thing I do want to say is this, Thank you Karen, i know I say this every year but I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for this wonderful safe haven you created for us all to come to, i found this site at a time when I still felt like i was not going to make it, with the support and help that I received when I joined, I am where I am today, I will be forever eternally grateful to you and every member of this group, for every bit of advice, for every note of concern and for the empathy, love and support that we all have for each other. I love my BTG family, I have gained 2 very special relationships from this forum, Jan and I are especially very close, love that lady to bits, Andrea has become a very close friend too, i am blessed to have them both in my life, just as I feel blessed to have you all in my life, my world would be a much sadder place without you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you for always being there, you have all helped me through so much, i will be forever grateful to you all. Here's looking forward to the next 12 months, let's see what it brings, hopefully everything good. Love Michelle. Xx😘😘😘🙏❤
  2. Hi Cindy, Welcome to BTG as we call it, it sounds like you have been having an awful time over the last 8 years. You have come to a great place for help, support and advice, we can't give medical advice as we are not medically trained, what we can do is tell you of our own experiences. I'm sure you will find some very helpful advice by reading through some of the threads on here. It must have been a very difficult time for you, but it sounds like on the medical side of things, they have been very thorough. I'm sure lots of members will be along to welcome you to the site and maybe give some advice. What I will say is, drinking lots of fluids can really help to relieve headaches, i think most of us here were given that advice after our bleed, plenty of rest also. You can also join in the banter in the Green Room, if you want to of course. Take care Love Michelle xx
  3. Hi again, I forgot to mention that last year I had a severe bout of dizziness, a lot worse than my normal dizziness, so much so I had to go back to using my crutches because I was so afraid of falling over. My GP ran blood tests and they came back with nothing, he did say it could be one of 3 things, Labrynthitis, Meniere's disease or Vertigo, but couldn't be certain, i didn't have the nausea feeling that you have had, but yes the dizziness was quite debilitating and quite scary, never during either of my consultations did he mention to me that these conditions could be linked to the onset of another stroke, mind you i am pleased that he didn't, i would have worried myself sick at the thought that maybe that was about to happen to me again. My partner reminded me about this event last year, my memory was affected by my bleed, so please forgive me for that. I really hope that your symptoms improve very soon and that you come through this without anything such as a TIA or Stroke occurring. Keep in touch and let us know how you and your Mum are doing. As Jess has said an appointment for a scan & to see your Neurologist would probably be a good idea. Take care & wishing you well Love Michelle xx
  4. Hi, I suffered SAH in June 2014, spent 11 days in hospital. Fast forward to December 2014, I got out of bed with an awful dull pain behind my eye, i was still suffering with a lot of dizziness, so i wouldn't really have known if it was Vertigo or not, i would imagine not as I wasn't suffering with any nausea. I took pain killers for the pain behind my eye and thought that would cure it. My partner and I went out and about looking for a new car and I was aware that this pain was not subsiding, if anything it seemed to be getting worse. We arrived home and shortly after i had this overwhelming feeling of nausea, probably about an hour later, i had numbness in the right side of my face, my right arm and leg. I was taken by ambulance to hospital, i was diagnosed later that day with a TIA and released from hospital, just over 1 week later I finally got to see the stroke team, although my face, arm and leg had got the feeling back, i was left with numbness on the inside of my right foot, because of this, they told me that I had infact had a stroke, not a TIA as was originally diagnosed. I have to say there is no family history of strokes or vertigo. If you are very worried about this, i would say, speak to your GP, i would imagine at of people suffer with Vertigo but don't necessarily go on to have a TIA or stroke. When I had my SAH, I wanted to know everything about what had happened to me, i was using the Internet, i was given some very good advice from some wonderful members on this forum. That advice was not to use Dr Google, although it can be informative, it can scare the life out of you, the information given on Google is always the worst case scenario, although you may have symptoms or be suffering with Vertigo, it doesn't necessarily mean that it will lead you to have a stroke. We are not medically trained so we can not give medical advice, what i would say is please speak to your doctor, if you are worried about this, they will be able to give you the medical advice needed and probably put your mind at ease. I'm not sure that this post will have been helpful to you, i hope it has helped a little. Take care Love Michelle xx
  5. In Loving Memory of our wonderful Winnie, Can't quite believe that 1 year has passed so very quickly Win, still find it hard to believe that you are not with us anymore, still come to BTG expecting to see you here. I miss you so much lovely lady, you have left a huge void here at BTG. Hope you are singing with your Angels. Sending lots of love to you in heaven Win, rest peacefully. 😪💔 Forever in my heart. Love Michelle xx Thinking of Al & Sarah today, sending gentle hugs to you both. Xx❤
  6. Hi Daniel, Welcome to BTG as we call it, so sorry to hear that you suffered SAH with no cause. I can imagine it being very frustrating, not knowing why or what caused your event to happen. I think it will come under the title of NASAH, which means it wasn't due to a ruptured aneurysm, if i am wrong, i am sure someone will correct me. You have come to a great place for advice and support, i had SAH due to ruptured aneurysm in June 2014, this group has been my saviour, i am sure you will find it will be yours too. It's very early days in your recovery, try not to push yourself to hard, make sure you rest when you need to and drink lots of fluids, staying hydrated really is important, it will help with headaches. You brain and your body have suffered trauma, try to listen to them both, they will both let you know if you are pushing them to hard, they need time to heal and recover, be kind to them and yourself. I'm sure there will be many questions that you will have, don't be afraid to ask them, we have all been where you are now and we understand the fears and anxiety that go with early recovery. I would just like to wish you well as you set out on your recovery journey, the recovery road can be a bit bumpy at times, we are here for you, please don't ever feel like you are alone. Best wishes Michelle xx
  7. Hi Jean, Congratulations on your 4th anni-versary, You certainly have come a long way since your early days, you have a great outlook on life and you are determined to fill your life with good things. It is lovely that you have a new Grandson on the way and a lovely wedding to plan, all things that make life so worthwhile. I love reading your posts and thank you for being such a kind and caring lady. I hope you had a lovely day celebrating with your family. Love & hugs Michelle xx
  8. Congratulations Daff on your 9th Anniversary, over the last 6 and a bit years I have loved reading your posts and taken so much from the strength and courage you have shown, you always have a great positive out look on life after SAH, i wish I could be like you. I thank you for all of the support you have given me over these years. Keep on keeping on lovely lady, I hope you had a lovely day celebrating all that you have achieved. Love & hugs Michelle. Xx
  9. I had Pfizer vaccine 11 days ago and I had all of the side effects, headache, sore arm and quite bad muscle pain in arms and legs, but if there is a side effect to a medication, i am sure to get it. As Super Mario said, everyone is different, you should speak to your doctor or nurse about any concerns, they will talk you through it and hopefully put your mind at rest. I am speaking to my GP on Monday, just to put my mind at rest as I still don't feel 100% back to normal. Xx
  10. So pleased all is ok for you Sallios. Time to relax now and enjoy life. Take care Love Michelle xx
  11. Welcome to BTG, You will as you have discovered find a wealth of information here, lots of people who have gone through and are going through, what you are experiencing. There is always someone here who can answer any questions you may have, although we can't give medical advice as non of us are qualified to do so. Try to make sure that you stay well hydrated and rest when you need to, it all helps to alleviate any headaches and helps with the fatigue. I wish you well as you continue on your recovery journey, be kind to yourself. Love Michelle. Xx
  12. Sarah, that is wonderful news, what a huge relief that must be for you. You deserve to be ecstatic after all these months of not knowing what was going to happen. Really pleased for you. Xx
  13. Congratulations Super Mario, I am so sorry I missed your 17th anniversary. It's great that you are still living life to the best of your ability. I know you will have missed your lovely holidays over this last 12 months, hopefully that will change in the coming year. You have always been a great support to me over the last 6 and a bit years, you have and will inspire others to see that you can still have a life after SAH. I hope you had a good day. Love Michelle xx
  14. Congratulations Claire on you 6th anniversary, you have achieved so much since your bleed, you should be very proud. You have a wonderful positive attitude and have overcome some challenging times where your working life was concerned, well done also on keeping up with your running, you are an inspiration to us all and will be to the many who come along in the future. I hope you enjoyed your run this morning and the rest of your special day. You are truly amazing. Love Michelle xx
  15. Hi ann_calgary I am so pleased that your MRI looked good, that must be a huge weight off your mind. It sounds like your appointment went really well, with your doctor being straight and up front with you must have given you some peace of mind. It also must mean that everything is stable if he feels that you don't need to have the stent fitted at the moment. It's good that you came away feeling at peace with what he had to say. Take care & stay safe Love Michelle xx
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