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About ann_calgary

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  • Birthday 16/10/1979

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    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Interests
    I love reading, dining out (I'm a self-proclaimed foodie), traveling and being with my loved ones.


  • Location
    Calgary, AB
  • Occupation
    Recreation Therapy Assistant
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    December 10, 2010

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  1. Hi Monique, Welcome to BTG. We are glad you joined. You will find the most helpful and compassionate people here. I'm sorry to hear you are having a hard time. All you are feeling I (most of us) have gone through. Know that it is ok to feel that way. Your SAH is so recent. Mine happened in July and the first 1 was 10 years ago. Give your self some time to adjust. I too felt isolated and still sometimes do. Thankfully I have great friends who keep me company. Having 3 boys must keep you very busy. I have 1 boy and my husband who sometimes act like a child. ha
  2. Hi Sarah, Snow and ice...lovely to look at but not to drive on. I'm so glad you managed and did not have to cancel your scans. Having to wear the mask while in makes it more difficult and uncomfortable I find. Hoping your new scans will provide clarity moving forward. Take care, Ann
  3. Welcome Selah! Yes, you came to the right place. The best place I would say. I am glad to hear you are recovering and adjusting well. 2020 really is challenging for most of us. Like you, I am for the most part is a positive person. Just remember that it is ok not to be ok sometimes. I always see that quote everywhere and having experienced a 2nd SAH it really rang true to me. Recovery can be an emotional roller coaster ride. Just remember, we are always here for you! Take care💗
  4. Oh Sarah, I do hope the results will be in our favor. I would be lying if I said I'm not anxious about it. At this point, I'm just trying to not think about it too much. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!
  5. Just an update: after several back and forth between my Neuro Surgeon's office because they mistakenly booked my MRI for Dec. 2021 instead of February as we previously discussed. It was a bit stressful but my Family Doc came through for me. I am now booked for my follow-up MRI next week! January 5th. I'll take that over December. Then hopefully a follow-up consult shortly after that. cc: @kempse I did not have the energy to write that on here but I did have a gong show in a smaller scale than yours. 😆
  6. Sarah, I'm very proud to have taught you something. haha Thank you as well. Enjoy the holidays! Merriest Christmas to you and your family!
  7. Sarah, that was a gong show if you know the expression. I'm glad you are getting those scans though. We all know they are very important! I have yet to have mine changed from December 2021 to February 2021 or at least July 2021 which is my 1 year. Best of luck in January! Take care!
  8. Hi Suzanne, Congratulations on your first of many more and for quitting smoking. That's an achievement in itself. 🥳 Virtual hugs! 🙂 Take care,
  9. Hi again Tina, Yes, I believe there are different kinds of stents. My Neuro told me the stent they would be using if they eventually do so is from Europe and would need an approval from Health Canada because it is not yet widely used here. How special! ☺️ That is very interesting...thanks again! I’m writing down questions for them for my next follow up. We’ll keep in touch! 😊 Ann
  10. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Tina. I wonder why he would say that I will be on blood thinners forever? I am happy to hear you are discharged completely. Take care and again, I appreciate your response. ☺️ Ann
  11. Thanks, Sarah! I have read the thread regarding your situation as well. I agree with you that the concern is always at the back of my mind. I have put my life in a sort of hold anticipating that another surgery was in the books but alas another question mark. I have decided that I would not dwell on it though. And yes, I am looking forward to Christmas. I love the Holiday Season! Thanks again and stay safe, Ann
  12. Hello all, I had my follow-up with my Neurosurgeon yesterday and left a bit uneasy. A shortened background: I had an aneurysm Dec. 10, 2010 and it was coiled. The same aneurysm ruptured again July 17, 2020 and was coiled again. The previous coils were still intact but a new aneurysm branched out off the old one. This is very rare to happen. Prior to my coiling there were talks of putting a stent as well. This was not done. My husband and I were told by two of the Neurosurgeons that it is needed as an added protection to not have another rupture. I was discharged after
  13. Welcome Survivor 13! You look amazing and I admire your strength. And what unconditional love you both had. Truly special. Stay strong and we are always here for you.
  14. Hi Riti, A bit late...welcome to BTG! I'm glad you finally decided to join us. I hope you find this network to be of great resource of help and support. I have gone through most of what you are experiencing. Sadly, I am on my second SAH actually. I find experiencing it 10 years ago is making my experience right now a bit "easier" because it is not a complete mystery to me. We do experience symptoms differently. I am grateful for the little wins. Go easy on yourself. We are here for you. I hope your angiogram have favorable news. Take care, Riti and sending
  15. Macca, Happy Anni-versary and Happy Wedding Anniversary to you and your lovely wife! Thank you for also being there for all of us. I truly appreciate your presence.
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