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Super Mario

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About Super Mario

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  • Birthday 11/08/1949

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    N Derbyshire

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    North Derbyshire
  • Interests
    Family including grandchildren, my doggy, voluntary work, keeping busy, busy, busy. Foreign travel
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    Lady of Leisure
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    SAH 4th February 2004

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  1. Welcome to BTG Charming, I love your forum name Fatigue is a common leftover from a SAH, you have to try and pace yourself. Also, to be back at work after a month is possibly a little too early. Did you have a phased return which could probably have helped you to overcome the fatigue a little. As for the headaches it is advisable to keep well hydrated as that really helps. Do you drink plenty of water? Have a look round the site and read other members experience s of recovery. Nobody's recovery is the same but you will find information that you can relate to. You are doing well as in many instances recovery from an assault on the brain can take months or even years.
  2. Could be teaching your grandmother to suck eggs but get your GP to check your blood pressure as it could be related to the headaches and nose bleeds and nothing at all to do with your SAH. Always worth checking BP. In fact a competent GP should do that as a matter of course with the symptoms you are getting..
  3. Congratulations on 14 years and thank you for having the foresight to create this site, that must have been very difficult for you in the throes of your early recovery. I, for one, have found the support and information invaluable
  4. What wonderful news. I can only ditto what others have said.
  5. What a wonderful tribute to an amazing person. It brought tears to my eyes. May Cassandra now rest in peace.
  6. Paracetamol is a painkiller available here in the UK. We are not medically qualified so unable to give medical advice. You are in the very early days of recovery, that recovery can take months or even years in some cases. If you keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water it will help the headaches.
  7. Welcome to BTG. I would suggest that you visit your doctor with your concerns or even contact the neuro nurse specialist at the hospital where you were treated. As we are not medically qualified we cannot give any medical advice. Would be helpful to others in the same or similar situation if you came back and reported the outcome.
  8. I would get it checked out if I were you. There are things, for example, iritis that can cause those symptoms, I only know about that as I get it. It may well be nothing at all to do with your SAH.
  9. Is there a nurse specialist at the hospital you were treated at. They will be in a much better position to advise you about when to fly than your GP. GP's very often have little experience of SAH, sometimes never having had a patient who has had one.
  10. I first flew 12 months after my SAH but that was after taking advice from the doctors. Everyone's circumstances are different therefore you must get medical advice. As a side note you will have to declare it for travel insurance purposes.
  11. I would presume that this diet is only available through doctors. Is that correct? Anyone interested in trying it or any other diet MUST take medical advice before making any moves.
  12. Sarah, to the best of my knowledge the consultants only meet every month or so for discussions on patient care so the meeting that will discuss you diagnosis may well not have taken place yet, hence the reason for no more information at this point. You may well get more information and/or an appointment to see the neurologist/radiologist in the near future. As your medicine review is only 5 weeks away your GP may well be able to give you an update before you hear anything. Are you registered for online access to your medical records through your GP practice? I have found this useful as I am able to see my records including any letters from other parties.
  13. If I were you I would contact DVLA to clarify your position. After all those years of the previous regulations I wonder what has made them change the driving criteria.
  14. Welcome to BTG. To help with the headaches make sure you are drinking plenty of water to keep yourself well hydrated. It really does help. They should ease over time. As for driving, have you notified DVLA, it is a notifiable condition? It is up to them when you can drive again depending on any medical reports they may ask for. We do have members with stents fitted, someone will pick this thread up at some point. In the meantime take it very slowly, baby step or you will find yourself impeding your recovery. Recovery is individual to each survivor, there are no hard fast rules. As for your outlook on life changing, that is a positive thing. I think most survivors have changed their outlook on life, in my opinion, for the better.
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