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Oceansidegal last won the day on February 5 2015

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About Oceansidegal

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  • Birthday 21/11/1959


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    Active and healthy lifestyle. Married for 24 years, two sons, empty nester. Was undergoing breast cancer diagnosis and treatment when hit by cosmic 2x4. The SAH is not related to the cancer. Just plain, poor luck. Like a cat, I am using up a couple of my nine lives... I am a strong and resilient person.
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    Parksville, British Columbia
  • Interests
    Downhill skiing, curling, biking, hiking, gym, golf
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  • SAH/Stroke Date
    January 5, 2012

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  1. Thank you Tina. I do know that I've had a different experience that a lot of the people that come to this much needed website for support... An awesome website I might add. It was truly the only place I found in the Internet. I had very little information to go on and, as you know, a lot of specialists answer is always "we don't know" when asked recovery questions by patients. Trust you are doing well also. Take care, Sue
  2. January 5, 2012. I was recovering from cancer surgery when my NASAH hit. I was resting in bed one morning with a cup of tea when I thought I might venture out to the kitchen for another cup. When I walked into the kitchen I remember feeling a sensation on the right side of my neck and head accompanied by a moderate amount of pain. I thought perhaps I had slept funny and had a crick in my neck, but the pain was worsening by the minute.I attempted to pour the tea to take some pain medication and noticed I was shaking. I went to find my husband, who was packing and storing away the Ch
  3. As a regular participant in fitness activities, I was given the ok to do anything except lift heavy weights for the first year. Mind you, my eyesight recovered within seven weeks and I didn't suffer visual field loss like you. Sue Edited - we cannot recommend fitness regimes
  4. Your two year anni coming up too. Hope you're feeling well these days! Nice hearing from you...
  5. As a witness to my mom's loss of vision through damage to her optic nerve during her craniotomy, December 2012, for her menigioma tumor in her brain stem, I was saddened to find out that there would be little hope of recovery. If the visual field did not spontaneously recover within the first days after surgery, there was a very slim chance of improvement after that, so we were told.... My mom wore an eye patch (mainly for her double vision) for the first several weeks while in the neuro rehab, then continued until her first eye checkup at the opthramologist's clinic. He examined m
  6. Susan, Maybe God only heaps our plates so high, such that we can cope. Perhaps I was spared some of the after-SAH symptoms many of you suffer because I had the other beast to fight (cancer)? I'll never know, but I hope you're feeling better soon - sounds like you're progressing well. Take care... Sue
  7. Slow and steady wins the race Iola - go easy on yourself and always stay in the positive. Thanks for the good wishes! Sue
  8. Win, I think you've got something there with the laughter and singing cure - I like it
  9. Thanks Mary. One more hurdle for me as my six month cancer check up on the 23rd. That's a tough one, but I like to think I'm finished with that too. My onco said I was cured, so I will believe that, but the scans are still a little nerve wrecking. Sue
  10. Thanks SarahLou - I'm glad I give others strength and positivity. Hugs back at ya!
  11. I read this somewhere recently: "To worry is like praying for exactly what you don't want!" I know it's hard not to though. My bleed source was never found, but I'm positive it won't happen again. Take care, Sue
  12. Forgot to mention, my mom is one year out from her craniotomy for her brain tumor. Almost complete recovery with a small amount of permanent damage to her visual field, but she recovered enough vision to get her drivers license back last June. Mom is doing great! It was a tough couple of years, but we're tough gals!!
  13. January 5, 2012-January 5, 2014 Its hard to believe that 2 years has passed since my NASAH. I'm doing well. I was one of the few people that made a quick and complete recovery. A significant bleed in my right parietal lobe did not require more than a 3 week hospital stay, as the bleed was under control; anti-seizure and pain meds did their job. A couple of months of physio, mainly sensory and fine motor skill issues, to get back to daily routines. Back to work and all activities within six months. No problems with headaches or fatigue and I am not on any medication. A slight change to my
  14. Yes, sounds like you are lucky. I was lucky too and dodged the bullet. I'm not sure if there are lots like me as I know they likely don't stick around to post, but get back out to a regular routine of life and work, tend their families etc. I know the gals I met and keep in touch with offline still suffer symptoms. I'm 14 months out. I am in the category with no side effects, albeit a small change to my hearing, which does not affect my quality of life. I was told recently that it's likely nerve damage. No biggie. Your post caught my attention as I did resume flying small aircraft thre
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