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About royhughes33

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  1. Hi completely normal after a SAH will lessen over the first few weeks medication is the only help , I found standing under a hot shower when it became too much really helped ,but it will get better eventually,good luck ...
  2. Hi fatigue is a big issue after a SAH it took me months to learn to deal with it ,it does get better but as with all things it takes time and rest . If your tired rest don't push yourself to keep going , your body does know best I tried to push myself too hard and this just knocks you right back . Take your time allow yourself time to recover it really does get better .
  3. Hi Bronco my resting heart rate is lower since my SAH. When i was in the ICU the nurse kept turning the rate down on the heart monitor because it kept dropping lower than she had set the alarm rate in the 30 s at times . I ran before my SAH my RHR then was about 60 its in the 40s now and i am running regular again now, just not as fast. My doc does not seem concerned, so maybe its just another on the list of our bodies reactions to our injury.
  4. Well another couple of weeks along and still trying to push a bit harder, doing treadmill sessions and a 5K parkrun at the weekend .having some sleeping problems if i get too fatigued , not doing more just trying not to stop for a rest and increasing my pace for a bit longer every session , aiming to get back to work full time by the end of August not considered any gym work at moment,just not any spare energy,, still need the rest days to be able to keep going . Seeing small improvements every week headaches still around but not as bad ,unless I forget to keep hydrated, still get fuzzy if i get over tired , I find pushing through helps me cope and gives me more confidence for my future .The fear of what if, has declined and my kids seem to be finding comfort in my renewed confidence so getting there, its not for everyone but pushing myself works for me . I AM TAKING MY SECOND CHANCE THANK YOU .FOR IT
  5. Hi, well six months in now back at work 4 days a week using my Hols every Wednesday not ready for 5 days yet .finally got round to running again in the last 3 weeks ,started on week four of the NHS C to 5K on my treadmill doing three days a week this seemed about right for me ,it was hard but manageable . Last week I returned to my Saturday morning 5k parkrun in Burnham on Sea I went round with my daughter and managed a respectable 38 minutes of walking and jogging . This week I must admit i definitely felt it and work was more of a struggle , but i still kept on with my C to 5k training which really helps focus me mentally which is the hardest part i think. Today I ran another 5k parkrun and decided to push myself a little harder to run and not walk if i could ,I couldn't manage it and still had to stop 4 times for a quick breather ,but did finish in better time of 30:58 still a mile of my pre SAH pace but heading in the right direction I am feeling a little run down now the b uzz has worn off , but I know with plenty of water and early nights i will get there so to anyone else finding it tough just listen to your body plenty of water and try to be Mentally tough when training as training correctly is really the key. the NHS C2 5K is a great help and keeps you focused . I AM TAKING MY SECOND CHANCE THANK YOU .FOR IT
  6. Hi Roy here from Somerset (originally Manchester ) had my SAH 28 /01/15 on the long road to recovery hopefully,. just came here to get advice straight from the horses mouth so to speak. Will find this site and the people who use it as a great source of information and support on my road to recovery ,and good luck to you all in your own personal battles . Yours Roy........
  7. Thanks for the reply's ,I spent 2 weeks in hospital and have not been very active since, i have brought my treadmill into the house and have done a bit of walking but between the tiredness and the headaches i found this manageable. I didn't need any surgical treatment after my SAH but find the fatigue very frustrating ,although the headaches are pretty constant they are far better than they were. I intend to try some slow jogging next and will keep hydrated and will also listen to my body, I'm trying to leave out the pain killers as much as possible so i can tell if all is not going well whilst training. I have no intention of doing any resistance training at the moment but want to push on sensibly with my cardio training ,so we will see how it goes . Thanks again for your advice much appreciated, Yours Roy.
  8. Hi Roy here 55 year old male looking for your experiences on returning to running, weight training or other fitness regimes after a SAH. I had my SAH 8 weeks ago and getting no real research on how to return to a healthy fitness regime whilst recovering from a SAH . I ran or worked out daily before my injury and would like to return to the same eventually ,i dont want the fear of what if to hold me back ,my specialist told me there is no reason this should not be possible ,my doctor was not so keen about about any resistance training. Any information would be appreciated Yours Roy.
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