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CaseyR last won the day on November 18 2015

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    Male, married, retired, Grandpa
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  1. NukeProf, I was 62 when I experienced my “event”. I experienced no coma at all. I did have a few seizures. I think the area of the brain affected by the bleed determines the symptoms. Although we all seem to be bothered by cognitive fatigue, short term memory loss, and headaches. You seem to be quite fortunate to have recovered well in a short time.
  2. Teri, I suspect we have all been there! You are very early in your recovery. Be kind to yourself, hydrate well and get lot’s of rest. Don’t hesitate to consult with your doctor your concerns.
  3. PatC you are very lucky to not recall the thunderclap! My daughter is a nurse, they refer to a certain med as milk of amnesia.
  4. William, sorry your symptoms have gotten worse. I had a nasah in 2012. I had similar symptoms except fot the gait. My double vision corrected itself quickly. I had trouble with my words as well. I still do sometimes if I’ve over done things. Do your symptoms seem worse. When you are tired? I’ve learned if I fail to hydrate well and try to push through ,when I know it’s time for rest, I pay a price!
  5. Swishy, I had a nasah in 2012. I live in Arkansas and was sent to Little Rock for treatment. I was placed in NSICU for 12 days. I had a phenomenal team caring for me. I had what they called vasospasm’s on something like the third day if I remember correctly. However, they were expecting this. I recall seeing the white board on the wall with instructions to not allow my bp to fall below 150. I was told this was to keep the vessels in my head from collapsing. I remember my nurse telling me “ you may die, but it won’t be your heart that kills you!”.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Norma, good luck with the surgery. It sounds like you are getting really good care. Let us know how it all goes.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. That’s great news. Good luck and be kind to yourself.
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