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Chris G

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Chris G last won the day on June 27 2016

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About Chris G

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  • Birthday 17/07/1964

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    Family, Running, Golf, Football Fan

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  1. I remember my follow up. I was not as anxious as I understood it to be just a better look at what they had seen before, but with a better view now that the blood had cleared. I suggest you look at it this way, you will either get the good news that they still don't see any problems, or you will idenify any problems and get the help you need before it can harm you again. Hopefully, you will get the former of the two, but both are better than not knowing. Best wishes! Chris
  2. Great advice above. I will only add that you should not expect to get better every day, but you should get better every year for a while. It is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and frustrations. However, I do believe that you will get better with time. I did but it took a while (like over a year) for my memory to start to improve again. Please be patient and stay well. Chris
  3. Thanks Clare. I am still running 5-6 days a week. It keeps me sane.
  4. I do believe I am still getting better every year. Less headaches, few "sad" days, and better memory retention. Thanks to everyone on this site for your awesome support and love. Chris
  5. Sarah i am saddened to hear this news. I don’t check this site often enough so I apologize for the delayed response. Win was a pleasure to know and I always enjoyed her upbeat comments and singing. I am thankful to have known her on this site. Chris
  6. Hi, Recovering mentally can be challenging. Dealing with memory problems, headaches, and some down periods seems to be the norm. I think the largest issue is "why did this happen and will it happen again". I was able to overcome that concern with research that shows statistically that I am at no greater risk than the general population for a NASAH. The fact that I had one doesn't increase the odds (again statistically speaking, since the underlying cause of my NASAH is unknown). Eventually, I attained the attitude that I had a problem that I did not know existed.
  7. HI Rebekah, So sorry to hear this has happened to your mum. As Clare mentioned, we can't give medical advice. There is a wealth of knowledge on here for you to review. Overall, a NASAH can have a variety of short and long term affects. I had mine over 4 years ago. Other than some headaches for a couple of years, and some memory loss, I am mostly back to my old self. Just as with Clare, I had an EV to release pressure. I spent 10 days in the hospital and then returned home. The good news is, though the cause of NASAH is unknown, statistics show that t
  8. Hi and welcome. I had the same experience when I first joined BTG. I had a NASAH while running and have not been through what many on here have. I am also mostly back to my old self, while I know many here have daily struggles. I learned quickly that I am accepted. As mentioned above, we all experienced something tramatic and we all need support. I love this forum and the people here. Please feel completely welcome. Chris
  9. I stil drink. I learned that alcohol affects me more quickly than before. I also have a weird experience. I act fine (according to others) and don't get very tipsy. But the next day, I sometimes don't remember much. Like being blackout drunk, but without the blackout. The NASAH affected my memory in general, but when combined with alcohol, it is weird. I took an Uber home once and don't remember it. And I was not in anyway drunk. Hadn't had that much. It just didn't stick.
  10. Happy five year Greg. I hope you continue to improve. Chris
  11. Sarah, So glad to hear you are doing well. Nice job! Best wishes and prayers. Chris
  12. Hi and welcome, I hope things improve for you as time goes by. My only advice, which has become a mantra for me, is listen to your body. Work stress and things that require concentration, especially with vision, like driving or watching a movie, were very taxing on me for a while. I would usually end up with a headache. But now, 4 years out, its not so much. Like Clare, I run often, and was able to start doing that again about 3 months after the NASAH. Recovery takes time and patience. Of course, if you are ever really concerned with something, please
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