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  1. Hi Diane, firstly well done, asking for help is the first and possibly the hardest step. And as others have said, follow that first step with a conversation with your GP. I had my NASAH in May 2019. The first 4 weeks I was just focused on surviving. The following 3 months I was gradually working on getting my basic strength and confidence back, short walks etc. Everything seemed foreign and as if I was doing everything for the first time. Walking into a supermarket to help my wife with the shopping was difficult and took courage. I relied a lot on my wife's company for confi
  2. Thank you Macca, Bri and Louise, I haven't got much to say at the moment. Just tired and very happy to be here. If I didn't improve any further I would be happy with that but I still notice a little improvement from day to day. And as everyone acknowledges, doing too much increases the headaches and fatigue. I have my workplace medical at the end of November to get assessed for my return to work. I am hoping to negotiate a slow and steady part time transition to work without having to commit to full time hours at any stage. One step at a time. Cheers,
  3. Thank you Chris, I am learning my limits but also learning that my limits are gradually expanding as I continue to slowly improve. I find that if I "overdo it" I don't necessarily feel the effect during the activity e.g. when driving, but later that evening or night when I notice my headaches worse and then fatigue for the next 2-3 days. So being aware of that now I am able to gauge how much I can do to avoid the effects. I had been feeling a bit isolated without having regular contact with my workmates so I joined a bushwalking and bike riding group this week. I
  4. Thank you Daffodil. I appreciate getting advice and gaining insight from other peoples experience through BTG. You and others who have had a SAH understand what has happened and what is happening for me. My local GP's have very little knowledge or understanding of SAH or of the after effects. I think I have been in a bit of denial of the reality of the ongoing effects. And maybe some guilt from not being able to do what I would normally be able to. I think that has not been helped by my very lovely friends who greet me warmly with "wow, you look great" and other similar commen
  5. Thanks ClareM. Like you, my first drive was 30km to a neighbouring town and I was too exhausted to drive back. Fortunately Veronica was with me and she drove back. And yes the recent long distance driving did floor me for several days and I still have not fully recovered from that. Yes I understand I need to take heed of your advice and stop expecting so much of myself and not push too hard. That is the difficult part for me. I have always been very active, worked hard and strived to be my best at whatever I do. I find it difficult to not be productive. A
  6. Hello, I had a non-aneurysm SAH almost 5 months ago on 20th May 2019. I spent 16 days in ICU plus another week in the ward before returning home to continue my recovery. On the third day after my bleed I developed Hydrocephalus and had surgery to insert a temporary "brain drain" which stayed in place for 13 days draining excess fluid from my brain. There were a few other little complications (vasospasm, collapsed lungs etc) along the way but I won't go into all that now. My wife joined this forum shortly after I returned home. She shared her experience on the forum of
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