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Winb143 last won the day on March 30 2018

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About Winb143

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday September 3

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    Deepest darkest Kent.
  • Interests
    Singing rude songs my Dad taught me when young.


  • Biography
    Old Hag...born in prehistoric era...youngest of 10 !!!!
  • Location
  • Interests
    eating chocs and shopping.. singing with family
  • Occupation
    was secretary
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    SAH Aug 2009 then Shunt in Aug 2010

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  1. All what Michelle has put Ben and hope you feel a bit better soon ..Slowly does it and keep well watered/drink plenty of water xxx Scary stuff but when you can talk to others about good days and bad days it is getting it off chest .. I have come on here all doom and gloom and left smiling . Do not get too stressed as that is bad for us, so sing, do anything to keep yourself happy. Good luck on recovery and remember it is early days so listen to your body xxxx Take care of you !! Win
  2. Hi William I had an SAH 4 and was out for a while ..I went home as hospital said I'll never be the same ..I didn't even remember a thing about it !! I knew what was going on when I awoke in hospital after shunt for hydrocephalus was fitted ..This was in 2009 fast forward to 2010 as that's when I woke up for real. as scared the next step was death for me ..meanwhile my Daughter found this site. It was a Godsend for me as I saw people on here who laughed and joked so I knew there was a life after SAH/Bleed. Now fast forward to now I am deaf in right ear also and although I laugh it is getting to me Grrrr. Echo sounding in ear been to Audiologist and he put a tight earphone on my shunt and I told him it was hurting my shunt. He had never heard of SAH or knew nothing about shunts filled me with confidence Not !! Good luck and any problem shared does help us as I know once I woke up hubby wasn't as nice as he had been lol ..But he was there for me the time I was in Deep trouble with bleed.and other problems ...Welcome Survivor xxxx We are all Survivors good and bad days xxx Can walk 800 yards then back goes but after being told I'd never walk it is all a bonus xxx Speak Up lol
  3. Think we are all anxious as what we went through is so scary Irene ..We are / were the tough ones in our family. Then when it happens to us it is hard to take in. I get anxiety but it isn't good for us. Can control mine xx I sing lol My neighbour called ambulance as he couldn't breath and his mouth dried up. He thought it was another heart problem. I took him round a packet of peppermints and a bottle of water as he has anxiety attacks like my Daughter does....So my Daughter went to Docs and Doc listened to her heart and she said it is fine. Only you can stop the panic. I told him loads of people have it and it cheered him up. This was when she was 15 and she has now learnt to cope with them...hard to do though. She is in her 40's now my little baby ha ha Wishing you all the best and I've already wrote to you oops sorry Mods as I didn't see this until I replied to other post !!
  4. Hello Irene, It helps to know we are not alone so that is the first step. You need calm in life and happiness so Wins orders are for you not to listen to others troubles. Keep away from any stress situations all though life is full of stress... I sing to get out of stress related situations ..Upsets my family as a bad singer. Welcome to the site, its has helped me no end ...just to go in Green Room and pour out my worries and know people understand Good luck and welcome survivor xxxxxx (was cooking a curry when I had SAH/bleed ) It must be the food that causes it lol Keep Well Win xxxx
  5. Hiya Charming, Also a survivor of SAH 4 and I didn't remember being ill. I did see my Parents who wouldn't speak to me. Weird dreams and a load of gobble de gook I spoke ..bit like now ha xx BTG/this site got me smiling again and singing to some others dismay ha ha..I knew I wasn't alone in this once shunt was put in... Good luck Keep taking the water xxx You have done really well xx Win xx
  6. I get headaches after SAH and I can manage them but sometimes I give into the odd paracetamol ..Mainly in the mornings !! See Doc just to check all is okay, as you know it is the right thing to do lol xxx Get round the Docs and double check as I was on paracetamols for a while and a woman up hospital said "Are you still on them and I told her when head gets too bad. So they gave me a CT scan. Don't do what I did scare myself witless go see Doc xxx makes sense as we don't need worries xxxxx Good Luck xxx
  7. Irene I am on statins, 1 a day and since hospital put me on Keppra also I need milky drinks with my pills !! Not had numbness but go see Doc as he can put mind at ease. Nothing like knowing whats going on in body and none of us are medical !! Good luck and let us know how you get on xxxx ..Tell a lie I had a migraine and got numb but brightened up when I saw breakfast xxxx
  8. I seem to have a small nose bleed in mornings and a bad head but nothing that a paracetamol wont clear up but see a Doc always as none of us are medically trained. It will put your mind at ease. I put mine down to a heavy sleep...what with all the pills I take and thinners but go see Doc and ask the question it will put mind at ease. As it must be worrying you and we need a care free life when possible. Wish you good luck and get any worries and fears you have put to rest xxxx Allay all fears ..and get on with living a happy life xxxx Good luck at Docs xxxxx You know it makes sense xxx
  9. Hiya Perry, I was so scared after my SAH I knew nothing and was in cuckooland ...My Family were worried for me and I was talking to people but no one would talk to me !! I have that effect on some ha ) Perhaps it wasn't my time !! My Daughter found this site and it helped me to realise I am not the only one. I had shunt put in and came round to some sort of normality. Couldn't walk, short term memory loss and other members had the same and they laughed about it. So it helps to know we are not alone.!! We need happiness in our lives after what we have been through, so I sang a lot, Hubby wasn't to pleased as I sing off key !! OT's said I'd never be the same and to put me in a home ..I knew I didn't like them, I cried everytime they came near me ha !! We do get better but it is a long slow journey and cannot be rushed, but look back in a month or so and any worries come on here and give vent to feelings, That is what I did and it helps no end. My hydrocephalus was keeping me locked in my own world. Do not listen to others troubles and keep a smile at hand xxx Time to be a little selfish and keep yourself happy xxxx Good luck in recovery and all the best xxxx...... On here is "a letter from your brain" which will help you understand what your brain has been through A Letter From Your Brain - By Stephanie St. Claire ©1996 By Karen July 28, 2014
  10. Forgot ..A Lovely Photograph of you Karen xxxx See smile radiates from within xxxx
  11. Thanks for putting up with me in early days and you and your group of Mods & Family, have put up with my mess ups and singing in the middle of posts ...Ha Ha what a pain I am lol . Glad you got this site up and running Karen as it is a life saver ..planning funeral to getting my moJo back and being the pest I have always been. Love all my BTG Family lots and see God sent you to us as he needed you to help us XXXXX Love you Karen and thanks for everything xxxxx..Want a song j/k xxxxxxxxx
  12. We , well I was so scared when Family told me what happened, and I thought this is it, the end of me. I came on here and people were laughing and joking about the funny things they did when unwell ie early days This site gave me my laughter back, and they have been there so know what we are all talking about ie little worries etc etc . You take care and get that smile back or I'll sing an old pub song to you!! Trust me no one wants that xxxx
  13. Hi Sheilau I was cooking tea and hubby came home early with some wine, I thought this might cheer me up as had been feeling rough all day. Never had a drop and passed out...I was told I was in Kings College in London and after 4/6 months went to another hospital nearer home. I came home from there as they wanted me put in a home as I'd never be me again and to say goodbye to the Mum/Wife I once was (OT's!!) I called them witches and cried when they came near me dont ask me why as I have no memory of that time. I awoke up after Kings said I needed a shunt put in as I had hydrocephalus and had one fitted. My dogs went potty I gave my Daughter a big hug when she said "welcome back Mum" I am so pleased to be alive and in the land of the living ...my walking is not that good but was told I'd never walk again. Good Luck on your recovery and remember we are Survivors xxxxx Welcome to BTG xxxx Had my coils in since 2009 xx
  14. Hi Yun I never had clipping either but had drill holes in head, when I awoke my head felt creepy crawly and itched so I remember me and Daughter pouring warm salt water over my head, most which trickled down back ha ! Sounds daft but wanted to keep scalp clean where I had shunt put in. Don't know if you can wash hair after clipping as like Daffs was coiled. Wishing you all the best and it helped the creepy crawley feeling !! Keep well and hope you get better soon xx
  15. Hi Kat, I awoke after nearly a year in cuckooland, and this site helped my Daughter when I was in hospital. I came on here after a shunt fitted for Hydrocephalus, I came out of my cuckoo land state. You do get better but it is a long Journey. Keep spirits high and no worrying . Easier said than done but to have people who have been through this and more definitely helps. Good luck on recovery, think happy thoughts when possible and believe in yourself as we are all survivors !! Now Wins orders get going and keep a smile at hand if possible xxxx Good luck on recovery
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