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  1. Thank you all for your replies. Each reassuring and comforting. Again I’m not sure what I am looking for after this post ? It was more an opportunity to vent and share my frustrations. I hope no one thinks I have trivialised having a SAH? That was not my intention, I am struggling to accept it for myself, but feel that posting this may be a step towards helping. Again thank you so much for taking the time to read this and thank you for all those who sent a reply Regards Matt
  2. This is my first proper post. I have read comments on this amazing site for a couple of months now. My Partner, Donna set me up and used it for help and advise to best support me once I was out of hospital. I suffered a cat one bleed on 7th September 2019 whilst out on a park run. I lost the feeling in my right leg and arm (from what I can recall). I was conscious throughout. After a scan I was found to have two aneurysm’s one of which had burst. It’s worth noting that I am one of three Brothers. My younger brother suffered a SAH 15 years ago. My older brother suffered a stroke this Christmas Eve. Subsequent scans have revealed he too has an aneurysm and is awaiting a date for his coiling. My coils were fitted on the following Monday and I was discharged 18th September. Throughout my time in ICU and ever since, I have always struggled to accept what has happened to me. I felt like a fraud, like I was wasting the time of the Drs and nurses who helped me. When I read the posts on this forum it seems to enforce my feelings. I only had a cat one bleed, only had 2 coils fitted, only spent 12 days in hospital. I often think I should reply to some of the posts with my experience but then tell myself that I haven’t had the same experience, so how can I? Prior to this event in my life I was running a lot, 5 half marathons and the Edinburgh marathon. So I was fit and very active. Now 6 month post SAH I find myself struggling to walk more than a mile. That said I know I am very fortunate to be able to walk that distance. I started my re-integration to work 8 weeks after the SAH, an hour per day for a couple of weeks. I am currently working 5 hours per day. It has been a major benefit having a very supportive employer. Again I find myself struggling with what I am typing. I have it easy compared to a lot of others! I struggle with my employer telling me to take it easy and that I should slow down. I feel like I am taking advantage of my situation. My scars are not visible to me so I can’t see why I should be treated any different. The only time I realise I can’t do what I want is when I hit the wall. (Running terminology). I recently had 2 days off work after increasing my hours from 4 to 5 per day. Too many meetings and too many issues to deal with at once wiped me out. So why am I writing this post? Not sure really, other than to tell my story in hope that it will help me come to terms with what has / is happening to me? There may also be others that feel the same as I do, frightened to speak out?
  3. Thank you. Im so glad I found this forum. I set it up for my partner Matt so when he is ready he will be able to read through and possibly communicate with others who have gone through what he has. I didn’t realise It would also be such a help to me. has given me a better understanding of something I know nothing about and reading others comments has helped so much.
  4. My partner had his bleed on 7th Sept. he had his operation and had 2 aneurysms coiled on the 9th. He was then discharged from hospital on 18th. since being home he has suffered pains in his lower back,buttocks and legs but the paracetamol has not helped. More recently he has been using heat pads and a hot water bottle which has eased it a little but now he feels the headaches more. He can’t take Codeine as it makes him feel really ill, on top of this he now has a cold. He rarely sleeps for more than 3-4 hours in a day and only after he has taken his daily Asprin. We are hoping to be able to see our GP tomorrow but does anyone know of anything more that he could be doing to help with the pain/lack of sleep ?
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