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  1. Thank you Weedrea! I am soooo glad that I found this group. It’s hard for some people I know to understand that the healing process from an SAH can be a long one. I have brought family members to my neurologist appointments to have it explained to them. As for coworkers that’s s different story.
  2. Thank you Swishy. It feels good to tell your story and read stories of others who went through the same thing! I am grateful for this site!!
  3. Thank you all for your kind words! My story begins on May 13,2017. I had moved into my new house 4 days earlier so spent a few days unpacking and setting up furniture. On May 13th I woke up feeling fine. I had a friend over painting my living/dining room while I cleaned the windows and did more unpacking. I went to Subway to pick up lunch and We ate while admiring the paint colour. We started to clean things up so we could wash the floors and place the furniture. I started a bit of a headache at the back of my head and neck but figured I was just tired from the move and cleaning. Suddenly I felt a warm feeling in the back of my neck which moved up into my head and then came the worst pain ever. I thought my head was going to explode. My friend Robert helped me to bed because I needed to lie down and he put a cold cloth on my forehead and back of my neck. I told him I would be fine and asked him if he’d mind picking me up a few things at the grocery store. I wasn’t feeling the greatest and suddenly felt scared so I texted my son and his girlfriend and Robert and told them I need to go to hospital. Of course my main concern wasn’t for myself but for my baby. My 110 lb Bullmastiff. I did not want her to be left alone in a new house so I made arrangements for her then called 911. Ambulance arrived and while they were asking me questions I got a second massive pain at back of head. I was put into the ambulance and brought to hospital. I remember being taken out of ambulance and brought into the hallway. I heard talking then the word transfer. I asked if I was being transferred to another hospital and they said yes. This was Saturday May 13th in the afternoon and I have no memory of anything after that until Tuesday morning May 16th. While at the first hospital I had a CT scan which showed a bleed in my brain. I was then rushed to another hospital that had the best neuro team available. The surgeon called my son to come to hospital and was told that I was in critical condition and not able to make any decisions as I was apparently in and out of consciousness so he was my power of attorney. The doctors didn’t know if I would survive and if I did what the outcome would be re: brain damage. They did an MRI and angiogram and that’s when they saw how substantial of a bleed it was and that it was an SAH. They then prepped me for surgery to place a drain tube in my brain to drain the blood. It’s weird to not remember any of that but as the neuro surgeon said it was a very substantial bleed and he was not surprised by my not remembering. I was in the hospital for 20 days and had the tube in my brain for 15 days. My story will continue with my recovery at home and my return to work.
  4. Hi everyone. My name is Lynn. It has been 10 months since I had a subarachnoid hemmorage. I have returned to work 4 days a week 6 hours each day. Some weeks I am ok with this but other weeks I’m totally exhausted on my days off. No energy to do anything more than sleep. I function better in the mornings and by 1 or 2 pm I start to go downhill rather quickly. I cannot multi task like I use to. I also suffer quite often with headaches which are mostly at the back of the head. My neurologist has me on medication for migraines to see if this helps but 3 weeks later it’s still about the same. I have also noticed that some days I get angry over the smallest of things. While this is all extremely frustrating re: fatigue, headaches and anger, I am very greatful to have survived my SAH!
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    10 months post SAH

    It has been 10 months since I had a subarachnoid hemmorage. I have returned to work 4 days a week 6 hours each day. Some weeks I am ok with this but other weeks I’m totally exhausted on my days off. No energy to do anything more than sleep. I function better in the mornings and by 1 or 2 pm I start to go downhill rather quickly. I cannot multi task like I use to. I also suffer quite often with headaches which are mostly at the back of the head. My neurologist has me on medication for migraines to see if this helps but 3 weeks later it’s still about the same. I have also noticed that some days I get angry over the smallest of things. While this is all extremely frustrating re: fatigue, headaches and anger, I am very greatful to have survived my SAH!
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