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    Hi Riti Thanks for sharing your story. I am glad you felt ready to now. I completely understand what you describe in terms of it being the most traumatic thing to happen to you, the worrying about health and the young person in an old person's body(though I am a bit older anyway at 41). I think the mental is as tough as as the physical recovery and I put the same energy into healing that side as I do the physical. I think it has helped me accept my new reality as you describe it. Though I do still have bad days with this as we all do I am. I am
  2. Hi Vicky, Sorry to hear that you have been through such a hard time and are struggling. I remember very well the feeling of panic and fear. I used to not want to be on my own and used to speak to a friend who felt exactly the same. She was able to ask a friend to stay with her through the worst of it and I am lucky to have a very large family and was not alone for a while, so I do feel for you having to do it alone. What I would say is, I genuinely did not think I would ever be ok alone again or going out alone but as time passed those things came more naturally and t
  3. Congratulations on your 6 years. I swore I would never get on a plane again then I moved to another country and made myself. It's a very short flight but I am determined to live and travel. I am sure you will do the same. A month in Lanzarote sounds lovely.
  4. I am very sorry for your loss. Whenever I read anything from Win I though she has such a positive attitude and was always trying to help others in their recovery . I was very sad to read this news indeed. xxx
  5. Hi Daffodil Congrats on your 8 years. I always read your posts and comments and aspire to have your mindful approach to life. Maybe one day😊 Well done on all you have achieved. Charlotte
  6. Hi Salllios I echo what everyone has said. I think sometimes the reliving it is worse than going through it as you can't just leave it in the last. I also had CBT and it did help for a while but once I stopped it soon crept back in. I am going to return to therapy as I think it really helps. I also find mindfulness and yoga helps too. Swishy I really can relate to everything you said. I would love to just not think about it. Not quite at 2 years yet but hopeful it will happen. Wishing you all the best for your recovery. Charlotte
  7. That's great Bev, how frustrating you have had to wait for so long the relief but I am glad you now know however they do it there is an end to the suffering.
  8. Thanks, found it. Donation all done. This is a great site and has certainly helped me through the tough times. I hope it continues to do the same for others.
  9. How do you make a donation to the site? I can't find a donate button. Might be because I am on mobile.
  10. Hi, I am sorry to hear your wife is still in pain. I am 18 months and have a headache every day. Sometimes they are worse, sometimes sharp and sudden, sometimes constant throb. They have changed over time and new things have started up. Having said that other things have improved so I am very lucky in many ways. I thinking finding a good neurologist is so important. I pay to go as the waiting time on NHS is so long at the clinic I was at. I intend to pay twice a year for him to review me and my meds and that gives me piece of mind as I find my GP'S do not get the exte
  11. Hi @Patc I had my bleed May 18 and have been left with much the same as you but headaches are also a real problem for me. I do have the strange sensation at night. I described it as like a wave going over my head and down and usually ends in that feeling in your stomach though sometimes it has ended with burning sensation everywhere. I see a neurologist and I told him it feels almost like a seizure, I feel wiped out after it. He gave me an eeg but said as it only happens at night it is unlikely to show. (The eeg showed slowing of brain intermittently, he said he would
  12. That's a lovely post to read and know that she still has a great life ahead of her. All the best.
  13. Congratulations on 5 years! Its lovely to read you have made such strong friendships.
  14. Hi Ami It sounds like your colleagues are not being very supportive considering all you have been through which is a shame but that is their problem. You just worry about you. I thought this might be useful. https://www.headway.org.uk/media/6580/managing-fatigue-e-booklet.pdf It is a great way to understand fatigue and could help your boss and colleagues to understand. Good luck.
  15. You are not the only one. I have for sure had those thoughts more times than I can remember. I have a friend I made online and in 1 year she said she has genuinely only worried maybe 5 times it was happening again. I said I usually worry that in a day. I think some people just react differently and can't do believing it was a one time thing and move on as well as others. I am def one of them! I do think time has helped me the most and I hope it will continue to. I have also started therapy which is helping. I am better in the days and I try to make sure I rest plenty so I don't fee
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