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  1. Jennifer, you really ought to contact your mum's doctor. There could be many reasons for her symptoms. It is so easy to blame the SAH for other occurrences when that is not always the case.
  2. Daniel, referring to drinking, I couldn't drink at all after my SAH until about 6 months later, like Skippy. Bizarrely after that length of time I found that I could drink red wine. Prior to my SAH, even a sip of the stuff gave me a blinding headache, not so now. Something must have changed.
  3. Daniel, suggestion for the stone fireplace. If it was me I would make a feature out of it for the garden when you feel able. I am one who thinks "out of the box" and have used alternatives to the standard in my garden.
  4. Welcome to BTG, so glad you have found us. If you read through the forums you will find other member's experiences very helpful. As we are not medically qualified we obviously can't give medical advice. Listen to your body and do not push yourself or you will find that you will go backwards in your recovery. Make sure you keep well hydrated as this will help to alleviate any headaches you may get. As many on here, I suspect you will have had very little information given on discharge, so reading through posts will possibly be very informative for you. Any questions you m
  5. Welcome to BTG. Is it possible for your hubby to get some counselling to help with his anger management? I suggest that you approach your GP with a request, be completely honest as to how he has been left. SAH can leave survivors with all sorts of problems, mental and physical. I know my personality has changed since mine. Hope he can get the help he so obviously needs. If you would to join in the daily banter in The Green Room please feel free. You can also let of steam if needs be and no one will take offence.
  6. Welcome to BTG. May I suggest that you start a new thread in Introduce Yourself https://web.behindthegray.net/forum/8-introduce-yourself/ or in Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Discussion https://web.behindthegray.net/forum/6-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-discussion/ Your post will then be more visible to users.
  7. I had my 2nd dose of Pfizer today. Didn't have any problems with the 1st one so don't expect any with this one.
  8. Welcome to BTG, sorry that no one has replied to you. We do have members who have been recoiled so hopefully someone will pick this up and reply.
  9. I'm sure you have read that there are no hard, fast rules as everyone's recovery is different. When you feel able you could start to walk, slow and for a short distance, not forgetting you have to get back. Apart from the exercise the fresh air and change of scenery can lift your spirits. I, personally, started taking slow and short walks, . I gradually picked up the speed and distance. For any vigorous exercise I would contact your doctor for their advice.
  10. 9 years, onwards and upwards Daff. Enjoy your day, celebrate life.
  11. Welcome to BTG. I had my vaccination about 4 weeks ago. I didn't get a reaction but everybody is different. If you are worried speak to your doctor or nurse specialist at the hospital you were treated.
  12. What wonderful news Sarah. So pleased for you. Tell your hair it can stop going grey now. 🤣
  13. Clare, well done on your 6 years and for coping with the many changes you have made. Congratulations.
  14. Hi, your best bet is to find a Benefits Adviser in your area. They will be able to tell you if you are entitled to any financial help. Your local or county council may have a welfare rights department. Depending on your age Age UK also have them. There is also website called Youreable https://youreable.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/login.php?do=logout&logouthash=1612865617-f85b06b273096818d382da6ae5990f82d14cf7c4 If you join the forum there are folk on there who can give you good advice even though they are not advisers as such. There is a member called Nukecad who is v
  15. Well, today is my 17th SAH anni-versary. Where have all those years gone? Still enjoying life to the best of my ability although, like just about everybody, the last 12 months have been hard and I think, will be hard for the next months to come. I actually found out I share this anni-versary with the launch of Facebook 17 years ago today. Wish I had as much money as Mark Zuckerberg . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Facebook#:~:text=Facebook is a social networking service launched as,Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
  16. Hi Deborah, I remember all those years ago (almost 17 now) being terrified of the follow up angiogram, so I requested a sedative which I was given. It really helped. Please ask for a sedative and all being well they should give you one.
  17. Welcome to BTG Mon Although we are unable to give medical advice as we are not medically qualified we can support you in your recovery journey. Try to have a nap during the day which may help you sleep at night, fatigue is a well documented after effect of an SAH. Drink plenty of water to keep you well hydrated. If you feel able, take a short walk during the day. Apart from breaking the day up and you getting some fresh air, it may also help with your sleep and boredom. It is a long road to recovery for most, your brain has had an onslaught and needs time t
  18. I suspect that there has been no research to link dementia to SAH so probably any answers you get off the medics will be speculation on their part. Worth querying any medical answers you do get to see how the conclusion was arrived at.
  19. I wasn't abandoned as such but was laughed at by my sister. She actually said " I'm glad it happened to you not me" Even though bridges have been partially mended over the years it still hurts a little and I will never forget her attitude. The worst thing was that the SAH left me disabled but life goes on and I make the most of it. Life is for living and enjoying which I do to the best of my ability. Yes it is a struggle at times but mainly when I set my mind to something I achieve it, maybe not perfectly as in the past but at least achieved. Knowing my limitations helps.
  20. Suzanne, how lovely to here from you again. Congratulations on number one. The first anniversary is always the worst. As time passes acceptance does get easier. Look on it as a celebration, you are here to tell the tale
  21. Hope it isn't signed by a doctor out of your sight. I think you will have to dig your heels in and insist you see a doctor before your procedure. In fact, had it been me, I would have refused to sign it until I had all the information. I am a bl00dy minded person.
  22. Why don't you ask before the angiogram. I presume you will have to sign a consent form before the procedure and that it will be explained before you sign. That could be the optimum time to ask. They are questions that you need answering first.
  23. According to Google it is another version of a visual field test Quote from Google "The Goldman is an old fashioned manually operated test often used for disability exams and sometimes for neuro-ophthalmology exams." This may be more helpful although it is from the States. Find Goldmann Visual Field / Kinetic Perimetry Tests (ophthalmologyweb.com)
  24. Louise, many congratulations on your 21 years. Your many achievements over those years are an inspiration to others.
  25. Sorry to hear about your husbands problems. Get an urgent referral via your GP to the incontinence clinic and they will provide pads free of charge. May be embarrassing but better than accidents' Secondly, get an assessment through Social Services Adult Care. They can provide aids to assist getting out of bed which may well help him. A physio assessment would be helpful too as they could teach him how to get out of bed. In fact you could have a go at that your self, telling him step by step what to do. May or may not work. Depression may well be
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