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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. Like Skippy a couple really good ones came to the top for me. Some dropped completely off the radar. My GP, optometrist, and dentist was visibly uncomfortable around me. I had to replace them.
  2. Majella, you seem to have a really good handle on this, as this is well written. I expect anyone that has experienced a bleed would agree. As for the question of confabulation, mine was in or near the brain stem and I can tell you I had plenty of confabulation. If I actually understand what that is. Six months is’t long for our ailments. I appreciate your effort to share your progress. As you are quite good at it I encourage you to continue. I’m certain there are those out there that can benefit from your accounts of recovery. Take care and be kind to yourself. I’m looking forward to
  3. Hey Vicky, I’m sorry you are having to deal with this. But glad you found this site! It has been a huge help to me through my recovery. You mentioned having difficulty talking about it with people close to you. I had the same issue, first finding my words was a struggle, then realizing they just weren’t capable of getting it. Show them this site. There are likely answers to all their questions on here. I found that letting them read “A letter to my brain” helpful. Also the book “A Dented Image” is good. You should look at those as well. Good luck, and be kind to yoursel
  4. Glad you found us Majella. I was 61 when I had my nasah. That was going on 8 years ago. Things do improve, but it takes time. I was 6 months into retirement so getting back to work wasn’t a concern. Good luck with your recovery and let us hear from you often.
  5. I wish we had a better word than fatigue. I think people with no scars in their heads cannot understand what I/we mean when we say fatigue. In my case “shut down” or “reboot” is more descriptive.
  6. Iola, good to hear from you! Get on here and vent all you want. That’s what it’s for. Believe me, I know how stressful raising teenage girls can be. I raised two. Good luck! Let us hear from you often. The folks on here are happy to help. Casey
  7. I just saw this post. It’s interesting. My tastes didn’t change but I can now tolerate caffeine late in the day, and cucumbers no longer give me the hiccups. I don’t want an evening meal but not because of taste or smell, I’m just not hungry.
  8. I had my “event” in 2012. For several years after I had occasional stabbing headaches. They seemed to mimic the pain I remembered from vasospasm. They scared the heck out of me as I thought I was having a vasospasm. Funny, I haven’t thought of them until I read this post. I’m not sure when they quit, but it’s been some time since I was visited by one.
  9. Greg, I just passed my 7th year since my “episode”. Nothing was said about it. It was several days by me before I noticed the day. I hesitate to bring it up because it brings back bad memories for my family. I can relate to your feelings. If I eat well, sleep well, hydrate well, I do very well. But let me try to do much, and I am out of whack for several days. It really is frustrating. I just plow ahead. I can’t tell that over doing causes any great harm. Just causes me to feel rotten for a week or so. Take care And hang in there.
  10. If the mountain seems too big today, Then climb a hill instead. If the morning brings you sadness, It’s OK to stay in bed. If the day ahead weighs heavy, and your plans feel like a curse, There’s no shame in rearranging, Don’t make yourself feel worse! If a shower stings like needles, And a bath feels like you’ll drown, If you haven’t washed your hair for days, Don’t throw away your crown. A day is not a lifetime, A rest is not defeat. Don’t think of it as a failure, Just a quiet, kind retreat.
  11. I have a question. My nasah occurred in 2012 and I have not had any alcohol since. Recently I was prescribed muscle relaxers for my cranky old neck. I took one before bed and woke up during the night drunk as a skunk. I was out of sorts all the next day. I’m in no hurry to take another one. Has anyone had similar experience? I understand alcohol seems to have an increased effect on us with scars on our brains. I’m thinking maybe this muscle relaxer does too?
  12. Congratulations! And well done from a fellow retiree.
  13. Kathy, I’m an Arkansas boy, 68. I was 62 when I had my event, and recall going thru a period of having dizzy spells. It finally resolved itself. As many of my deficits have. I was lucky to be retired and could rest when I needed to. Which was often. I can’t imagine getting through it doing all you are! I suggest you contact your medical team. Sure, barometric swings can throw a curve, but your issue’s sound like your medical folks should be advised. Good luck, and keep us informed on your progress.
  14. Charming, I expect you will get as many answers as there are folks that respond to your question. As for me the only firm no I got was NSAIDS. For an old beat up retired lineman that was hard to deal with. I have discovered things that I do better avoiding such as big crowds, loud environments, anything that may overburden my ability process. As debilities go, I can deal with it. I stay active fishing, puttering in my shop, grandkids. I am blessed. I hope you have a good trip and let us know how it went.
  15. Todd, I’ve not heard of this procedure. Possibly others on here have. Be sure and let us know how it goes. Thanks
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