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About Skippy

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  • Birthday 15/04/1971

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    Liverpool FC, MotoGP, Reading, Gardening


  • Biography
    Happily married to a wonderful man, have an amazing, beautiful 21 year old daughter and a gorgeous Springer Spaniel called Buddy
  • Location
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    Liverpool FC, MotoGP (Valentino Rossi), Music, Reading and Football (Liverpool)
  • Occupation
    Administration Officer
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    25/08/06 Right Posterior Com Artery

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  1. Hi Shaw I had headaches for six months prior to my bleed and were especially bad the day of it - constant pressure pain in the front of my head and eyebrows. Mine was caused by an aneurysm though, and I've been told that they're not related to the bleed. Hope all goes well with your scan x
  2. Happy Anni-versary Jess Agree with all - you've come soooo far since I first "met" you - and it was great to actually meet you in the flesh those few times. You're a fantastic mum, a good friend and a wonderful person to know - proud to know you xx
  3. Macca - happy anni-versary and wedding anniversary You're a wise and compassionate man who has been there for anyone and everyone who needed you and you never fail to have the time to pass on your wise words - it most certainly is a pleasure knowing you
  4. Sarah, absolutely beautiful and spot on with the singing. Sat here with tears streaming down my face xxx
  5. I found this line did the trick "I look well from afar, but I am far from well". The problem is you can't put a bandage or a plaster on your brain for people to see. Explain to them that if you'd had a heart attack, then people would be telling you to rest and take things slowly. Well the fact of the matter is, your brain has had a "heart attack". I soon realised that the best thing for me was not to worry about what people thought, but how I felt. I'd tell people that I was fatigued as this was a result of the SAH and that I needed to rest - it really is up to them
  6. Fear it will happen again is perfectly normal . As for living more freely, well, that depends on your state of mind. My husband loves nothing better than to tell me that I recovered so well because I'm as stubborn as they come - I tried not to let it stop me doing the things I wanted to do. There were times when I paid for it after - exhaustion, fatigue, headaches etc, but I was determined that I was not going to let it stop me living my life. My aneurysms are referred to as "doo dabs" by my Dad and "monkey" by my daughter ( who was 9 at the time and is now 23). Three months after mine I w
  7. Hi Carolyn I was discharged from hospital with absolutely no information on what had happened to me, what I should /shouldn't be doing or what I could / couldn't do. My "physio" before I was discharged was walking up and down half a flight of stairs and being able to take myself to the shower and the toilet. A pile of tablets were pushed into my hands and that was that. This was 14 years ago and no sign of COVID anywhere! Like you, I got more information from this site than from anywhere (and there were only 9 members when I joined!). In the last 14 years I have had
  8. Congrats Andrea - but what a way to be reminded!! Love your scenery pics - keep 'em coming!!
  9. Hi Kyle Welcome to BTG - yes, everything you describe is very common after SAH and, for some, does get better with time. Let us know more about yourself and the circumstances of your SAH - it's not just that we're nosy it helps us get an overall picture of you and your recovery - and helps newbies when they join to relate their circumstances and recovery.
  10. Hi Matthew Completely agree with what Subs has said. It's extremely hard for both parties as they are on opposite sides of the fence. I can understand the fatigue thing too - I'm 14 yrs post SAH this year and I still get fatigued after a full day at work - especially if it's been busy. I work in a primary school office, so I'm not walking 1000s of steps a day either. Your wife should definitely take a look on this forum - she doesn't have to create an account you can let her see through yours. Please keep in touch and let us know how you prog
  11. Welcome to BTG and very glad you found us. I don't have a shunt but there are a couple on here who do, so when they see your post they'll be sure to reply. Can you tell us a bit more about yourself - especially the circumstances surrounding your SAH? Take care and feel free to ask any questions you like - we cannot offer medical advice, but we have a wealth of knowledge and experience.
  12. Hi Sarah So glad that you liked them - we all thought the brightness reflected your mum's warmth and personality. Lots of love and many, many hugs Sami xxx
  13. Oh My Sarah - so very very sad to hear this - in fact, I'm gutted. Your mum never failed to put a smile on my face with her posts, her wit, compassion and her positive attitude - and most definitely her singing. She was a huge part of BTG and she will be greatly missed. As Karen says, she was one heck of a lady. Sending you all so much love and many, many hugs.
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  15. It's only come with experience Mark . I was in your position nearly 14 years ago and if wasn't for the BTG and a very patient husband, I'm not sure where or how I'd be now.
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