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CaseyR last won the day on November 18 2015

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About CaseyR

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  • Birthday 25/08/1951

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    Arkansas, USA
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    grandkids, gardening, fishing, hunting, camping


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    Male, married, retired, Grandpa
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    Grandkids, gardening, hunting/fishing
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  1. Iola, it’s good to hear from you. I’m sorry work is troubling you. I retired the year before my episode so got a bye on the return to work experience. I think if there is anything good that comes from experiencing what we have it’s discovering what and who is actually important. You have come far and done very well. You should be proud of yourself.
  2. Sherry, I’m glad you found us. You will find many helpful topics on this site. I know it has helped me a lot. I’m afraid it’s not possible to give you a direct answer for your question. We all react differently to this insult to our brain. I can tell you my experience, and you can read the experiences of many others on here. I encourage you do do that. Also you should visit the “Green Room”. It’s a friendly blog for members and a great place to get aquainted with some nice folks with lot’s of experience with the ups and downs of recovery.
  3. Paula, Sorry for your SAH. I hope you are taking it easy and hydrating. You can search this site for lot’s of helpful information about recovery. Please tell is how you happened to find Behind the Gray?
  4. Rosie, do you notice any odd syptoms when working head down? I think checking with your Dr would be a good idea. I had a nasah some time ago and was advised to return to normal activities. And I have. No problems, but I do not have a shunt, and had no surgery.
  5. I showed this to my wife. It does a great job of explaining why I “check out” sometimes. I just tell her I’m feeling stupid. Sometimes I think I maybe shouldn’t have fired my nuerologist.
  6. Norma, good luck with the surgery. It sounds like you are getting really good care. Let us know how it all goes.
  7. Mama, Yep. I had a siezure in the ER and one on the way to another facility in an ambulance. They began iv meds and I didn’t have another until they stopped the iv and started me on oral meds. That was the last one though. They wiened me off diazanon first and them keppra. No problems with siezures since. I’m 6 years out.
  8. Zoegrove, bless your heart. You can be sure we on here understand. You should seek some counceling. It really does help! If you had pain or a physical deficit you would seek help for it. Emotional pain is no less real and bothersome. Go for it!
  9. Stephen, Strange sensations seem pretty par for the course. I would certainly mention your symptoms to your medical team however. Good luck, and congratulations for the one year of recovery. If you haven’t already, a daily journal is a great idea. It helps you remember things to mention to your dr. Plus may help you discover triggers that cause bad reactions. You can also guage your progress my looking back over the months.
  10. That’s great news. Good luck and be kind to yourself.
  11. Mama, It’s been some time but I recall getting weaned off of keppra was something of an ordeal. I was surprised because I didn’t feel “drugged” at all while taking it. You should mention this to your doctor I think.
  12. Clive, Our stories are similar except I retired early (59) and had my “bang” at 62. I didn’t have to transition back to full time work. Sure changed my plans though. I am 67 now and have adjusted to my deficits pretty well. I’m not friends with them, but may as well learn to tolerate them.
  13. I went through a spell of something like vertigo early in my recovery. It would hit me suddenly if I looked up. Sometimes it came on for no apparent reason. It mostly passed in a few months. Although I still occasionaly suffer from the “staggers”.
  14. Jimble, I had a siezure while in the emergency room, and another when I was transitioning from iv meds to oral. I was weaned off siezure meds in the first 6 months after release from hospital. No problems since then
  15. Odd sensations and headaches are not unusual. You should report them to your doctor though. It’s a good idea to have a journal to enter how you are doing daily. It’s helpful when your doctor asks how you have been doing. Also you can look over it and see your progress. Drink plenty of water, and rest when you need to. Let us know how you are doing often.
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