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  1. Smeg13

    Would like to share my story

    Hi Julie This is a great site and the fact that everyone here has been through different experiences helps so much as you do feel alone. I would have been lost with out this site and the charity Headway, both provided me with so muc information and guidance. Take care. Smeg 13 x
  2. Smeg13

    Driving

    Thanks for all the information regarding driving. I have sent the forms off to the DVLA.
  3. Smeg13

    Driving

    My GP asked me to hold onto the forms for the DVLA until I have spoken with the Consultant's Secretary and a referral appointment has been made. I seem to be going around is circles....
  4. Smeg13

    Driving

    Hi All Been back to my GP today regarding the driving and my GP is not willing to take responsibility for making the decision whether I can drive or not. She was not happy that a referral has not been agreed for me to go back to see the Consultant. I have also telephoned the Neuro Nurse and left a message for her to contact me and I was also advised to call the Consultant's Secretary again which I will do tomorrow as she does not work on a Wednesday. I did explain to my GP that when the Consultant contacted me after reviewing my MRI Scan, he apologised and said that he had forgotten about me. I won't describe the look on her face, but you can imagine she was not impressed.
  5. Smeg13

    Driving

    Hi Skippy Will give her a call tomorrow. Some of the information I have received states that I should see a medical professional before returning to work and I was not sure whether to rely on my GP or ask to be referred back to the consultant. Many thanks
  6. Smeg13

    Driving

    From the information I have been provided with so far and after speaking to a lady at Headway, she stated that technically I was still in the early stages of recovery, I have been signed off now for a total of about 4 weeks so far. I think it's just getting an understanding of everything and the information on this site has been so helpful. It's great to have people to talk to. Could I just ask one more question.....? Is it better to ask my GP to refer me back to the Consultant before considering returning back to work or should I contact the Neuro Nurse myself....?
  7. Smeg13

    Driving

    I'd just like to thank everyone for all the helpful information and advice. If I find out any additional information for others I will be sure to post it.
  8. Smeg13

    Driving

    I've really had my eyes opened. To be honest my SAH was my very first time in hospital and I am not going to lie it was scary. I don't think it was until the moment the Doctor said that they needed to monitor me I thought I had just strained my neck. It then hit me that this was serious. I remember my mum dialling 999 and thinking it's just a headache this is silly. I just wanted to go to bed.
  9. Smeg13

    Driving

    I am, but I don't think I am drinking enough. The headaches are no where as bad as they were in the first two weeks, but you know things aren't quite right yet if that makes sense.
  10. Smeg13

    Driving

    From the information I have been provided with so far and after speaking to a lady at Headway, she stated that technically I was still in the early stages of recovery, I have been signed off now for a total of about 4 weeks so far. I think it's just getting an understanding of everything and the information on this site has been so helpful. It's great to have people to talk to.
  11. Smeg13

    Driving

    I have to be honest since being discharged I have been completely on my own. I was advised by the consultant that it would take two weeks for the blood to disperse from my brain and that was basically it. I had to call back the following week to find out my results from the MRI and upon speaking to the consultant he apologised and said that he had forgotten about me. Not what you really want to hear. I have been very lucky in the fact that the judge I work for has a sister who is a Consultant Neurologist and a neighbour who is a Consultant at the hospital. The care in the hospital I have no complaints about whatsoever, and I cannot thank the staff at both hospitals for their care. Headway have been so helpful in the advice and information they have provided me. Where I am struggling is my return to work and the correct recovery time to take as I feel that this decision is being left to me and would I need to be referred back to the consultant to be cleared for work, or can my GP make that decision....? I will contact the Neurology Nurse to make sure the Consultant is happy for me to drive.
  12. Smeg13

    Driving

    Thanks everyone for the information. I have opted to contact the DVLA and the forms have been put out in the post today. My SAH happened on 2nd January 2017 and I was lucky that I did not require any surgery, and there were no abnormalities found . I am currently signed off until the end of this month. The DVLA did state there were two options, the one being to revoke my licence myself and the second is to complete the medical paperwork. I am concerned about how long this process will take. I have been surprised in the lack of information from the hospital that I was admitted to and if not for Headway I would have been completely lost.
  13. Smeg13

    Driving

    Hi I am new to the site and would appreciate some advice relating to driving. I suffered a subarchnoid haemorrhage on 2nd January 2017 and I am currently recovering. I did not require surgery as the haemorrhage stopped bleeding. Would appreciate some help as the advice I have received has varied.
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