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Claudette last won the day on March 29 2016

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    Reading, travelling, going to the theatre, cinema and concerts. Hoping to join a choir soon...

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  1. And thank you everyone for being there for me. BTG has, and always will be, such a support for me. Thank you, and keep striving! ❤
  2. Hi All I haven't visited this site for some time, now I've acclimatised to being a SAH survivor, but you all spring to mind at every anniversary.😀 After all, who knows better than a SAH warrior what it's like to live with the affects of having a SAH? Well, today is my 5th anniversary. Every year is a blessing for me. When I recall how it was straight after my haemorrhage compared with how things are now, I realise that I have come a long way. Yes, I still have some challenges- my memory still stinks, my balance is poor, I gained a lot of weight, I suffer f
  3. In order to prevent me taking any more time off, i have asked them to make another reasonable adjustment by allowing me to temporarily work a 4 day week, which they have agreed to, with it to be reviewed in february. I must admit, i would love to retire early (im 53) and so have been reading the above posts with great interest. Totally understand why you are contemplating doing so. But if youre not ready for that yet, my advice to you would be to reduce your working hours. Hope all of that makes sense. Good luck. Xx
  4. Hi I've had a similar situation with my job as i've had a lot of time off sick due to headaches and fatigue which triggered stage 1 of my employers sickness procedures. I sought advice from my union rep who said that as i am now viewed as having a disability. Reasonable adjustments have to be made relating to "Provision Criteria & Practice". Both him and the OT who assessed me when i was about to return to work, felt that there should be a relaxation of absence rules and limits, with a recognised difference made between sickness and disability absence, and that any absence
  5. I read this book a couple of years ago in my 1st year of recovery. I found it really useful, especially as at that time i hadnt found this group and i really wanted to hear the experiences of others. But i did find it upsetting at times and a bit hard to follow due to my problems with processing. At around the same time i watched the film 'my beautiful broken brain', of which i related to immensely. Not exactly comparable as it is a film focusing on one persons experiences , but it was good to see.
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