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  1. Hi Adam, pretty much the same story for me but a couple of weeks after you (12th April). I’m still struggling and no chance of me going back to work any time soon. My discharge letter also said to expect 6-8 weeks off work. On some days I feel like I’m going backwards instead of forwards, I was very active pre haemorrhage but can just about manage short walks at the moment and feel like an OAP... I am also struggling with memory, concentration etc and anxiety. Hope this helps! sarah
  2. thanks for the replies, it’s so nice to know that there are other people who’ve been here and it really helps with managing my expectations! it will be a month or so until I get MRI results, I feel confident that they will be ok but I am realising that won’t necessarily (and it’s unlikely) that that will be the end of it lol. I also have a tendency to push myself - I emailed my employers from the hospital when I had the bleed saying that I expected to be back in a few days! It’s a learning curve for sure! I do worry about what effect this is having on my son but I guess that’s life and I can only do my best by him and am lucky to have close family to help! Thank you! It’s so good to know that I’m not simply losing the plot!! xx
  3. Thank you both for your responses. I am in Northern Ireland and at the moment my son is still attending childcare during the day as he would be if I were at work, so I am getting a break during the day but struggle when he’s here. I’m not sure how long I will be able to send him though as my employment sick pay runs out soon 😬 It’s useful to be reminded that it’s early days, thank you! If you don’t mind me asking, how long ago did you have the bleed Clare? I also find it really tough just to speak to people, even on the phone though I guess that’s normal too. Thanks for the replies. Off for MRI and will let you know how it goes!
  4. Hi all, I'm new here and so happy to have found this. I’m 8 weeks post NASAH and have been really struggling to understand what the reality of recovery is. I too have found it non- linear and at this point almost feel like I’m going backwards instead of forwards! Is that normal? I have MRI tomorrow to rule out other causes of the bleed (I think that’s what it’s for anyway!) but am starting to realise that irrespective of an ok MRI result, that doesn’t mean “getting back to normal”. I think my employers will think it means that though - I work in a job where I need to really concentrate and retain large amounts of complex information - I’m not sure if that’s ever going to be realistic again?! I struggle physically (some days more than others) but mostly mental exhaustion - from doing next to nothing. I do have a 3 year old and am a single parent, so that in itself is very challenging at the moment (even though, for now while I am getting paid, he is still going to child care). Apologies if this sounds like a whiny post, it’s actually supposed to be appreciative. It’s really helpful and reassuring to get some insight from people who have been here/ are here too!
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