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  1. Dear Mike What an achievement well done. Very inspirational. Congratulations on being back at the gym too. Thanks for replying Sally
  2. Dear all Don’t know where I should put this but I’ve noticed that the replies I put on my thread thanking those who’ve taken time to write aren’t appearing. I’d hate for anyone to think I’m not grateful for their input. I know entries are moderated but I didn’t think I’d put anything inappropriate. So to all of you who’ve contacted me on the thread I’d like to say a big thank you. Sally
  3. Dear Skippy Thanks so much for taking the time to reply. It’s reassuring to know that others either feel or have felt the same way. Working through the cards we’ve been dealt is tough but it’s good to have the support on here and the most important thing is we are still alive. Thanks
  4. For the first couple of months everything I ate tasted as if a pot of salt had been emptied on it I’ve lost my appetite for good food and tend to eat cakes, biscuits, cereals and chocolates rather than a proper meal a lot of the time. Also I just can’t be bothered to cook.
  5. I’m just six months from SAH. At first I was so grateful to be alive (I still am of course) that I was determined that nothing was going to get me down and be grateful for every day. Trouble is gradually every day life and problems build over time as they always do. Now I’m becoming so conscious that I can’t do what I used to do. I used to be a driven personality never stopping always determined to get things done straight away etc not wanting to waste a moment. (I also run a business.) Maybe being driven was why I had the SAH? Now I can’t be bothered. I’ve lost my mojo. I never used to sit round watching telly but everything now seems such a massive effort. I still try to walk every day though but I have to make myself get out. I know I’ll never be the same again and really shouldn’t compare the old me to who I am now but just now I’m finding it hard not to feel as if I’m living in a box. Living with the fear and the constant don’t do this and that in case something goes wrong. My confidence which used to be so good is gradually eeking away. Not helped by silly things being said like my mum asking my son if I was OK to use the coffee machine in the kitchen. I don’t like this feeling so I finally made an appointment to see my GP. I don’t hold out much hope as generally I’ve found that GPs don’t know much about SAH and only tend to give platitudes. Sorry to rant on. It’s just where I’m at at the moment. I’ve had almost back to back virus since the beginning of December and the one I currently have has such a bad cough that I’ve been scaring myself thinking I’ll burst something. Does anyone know if SAH messes up your immune system?
  6. I lost my appetite for ages and everything I ate tasted of salt. For a couple of months all I wanted to eat was biscuits and sweets. A really bad diet. I have gone off some foods I used to enjoy as well. I’m only five months post SAH so I can’t say whether my appetite will improve.
  7. Had my follow up today. Consultant not surprised when I told him I tend to veer off to the right. He did a few simple tests and said bleed had damaged the part of brain that controls balance. He said it’s still early days and to be patient. If after a year I still do it he says it’s likely to be permanent but to wait and see as it might improve. Showed me the scan pictures which showed I had a very big bleed as it covered everywhere. I’ve been lucky not to be far worse off. Memory is ropey. I had an appointment for a blood test at doctor’s this morning. Walked from home then found myself near the car park by the local shop (I live in a village). Stopped and asked myself where I was going. Turned round and saw the surgery about 100 metres away on the other side of the road. I’d walked straight past!
  8. I’ve lost my appetite since my SAH in July. To start with everything tasted extremely salty. I’ve gone off most things except biscuits which Is not good. I just don’t enjoy food any more. Maybe it will improve?
  9. When I’m walking I often find I start to head off towards the right particularly if I’ve been walking for a while. I wonder if it’s a balance problem caused by the SAH. I’ve my first follow up visit in a couple of weeks so I will ask but I just wondered if anyone else has experienced anything similar.
  10. Thanks everyone for the responses. I guess it must definitely be as a result of SAH that we can’t remember dreaming. It’s just very strange after always remembering dreams in great detail to just have a complete blank. Occasionally during the day I’ll see something for example a fire extinguisher (that happened a couple of days ago) and it seems significant but I have no idea why. Maybe an extinguisher featured in a dream that I can’t remember. I’ve no idea. Sally
  11. Thanks for your reply. Much appreciated. Sally 😊
  12. Since SAH I can’t remember any dreams. I used to remember my dreams in great detail before SAH but nothing now. Does anyone else have this? Sally
  13. It’s good to read the posts in this thread as I’ve been feeling cold and getting goose pimples all over even when it’s not cold. Hot water bottle, blanket and log fire all necessities now. It does feel strange: not like real cold if that makes sense?
  14. Dear Sarah Good luck with the angiogram. I hope it all goes well and doesn’t set off any auras. Sally
  15. You’re right we should all avoid Dr Google but the problem is once you’ve read it’s hard to forget it. I just hope I can get my follow up soon.
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