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  1. Hi JenniH, I had exactly the same experience. It was my first supermarket trip post-SAH and my wife asked me to go and choose a soup or two. I was completely overwhelmed by the choice and various colours and shapes. My wife found me in a trance-like state staring at the selection on the shelf. It was a real eye-opener and it did knock my confidence back. Happily I can report that it got better for me and, within a short time of easing myself back into old and familiar routines, supermarkets and other crowded spaces posed no such challenges. Keep positive...I'm sure
  2. It's five years since my SAH and same-day coiling. Whilst I've been really, really lucky, I've learned to cope with a naggingly persistent, low-grade headache, the common afternoon down-to-the-bone-marrow fatigue and a number of the cognitive challenges that many of us face. Folk around me, especially family, have come to terms with my occasional excessive grumpiness, my inability to multi-task (I was never much good at that!), my hit-or-miss memory and the late afternoon appointments with my pillow! Now retired with plenty to look forward to, I keep mys
  3. Hi Everyone, Been following the site for some time and very grateful to read the stories of fellow survivors. Time to share. My SAH (anterior communicating artery) was just over four years ago and was coiled within hours (not even a stitch in my groin - how does that work?). Phase-returned to work in a busy office after six months and reached full-time after eight. Despite adjustments to my working day and an employer who tried to understand my challenges, I struggled to keep pace, concentration and accuracy and my confidence was shot to pieces. I was lucky enough to
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