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About Skippy

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  • Birthday 15/04/1971

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

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  1. Hi there Those names don't ring a bell - but it was 15 years ago that my hubby got me the book. I've scoured my bookcases but can't find it anywhere - I have a feeling that I wasn't up to dealing with my own at the time, let alone reading about anyone else's, so it probably went to a charity shop. Lots of info from the fantastic Subs on the other thread though.
  2. There was a scottish team football manager who had an aneurysm and wrote a book and I think this was the title as it was the statistic he was given. Can't for the life of me remember who it was though - not Ferguson, way before he had his and I had mine; which is 15 years ago this year.
  3. Hahaha I'm talking regular - dabbled with the other in my early 20s but did nothing for me and preferred alcohol on a night out. Been smoking "regular" for 35 years and Neurosurgeon told me it had nothing to do with smoking and my chances of it happening again would be minimal with or without smoking. He also stated "off the record" that in my particular case, and because of the size of the aneurysm, that smoking probably saved my life - only because my SAH was aneurysmal and they believe it was there from birth. They had given me a full body scan with dye initially and found no
  4. Don't start again if you've stopped - Kudos to you for having stopped. I never did and found it too hard to try to - it's my only real vice but if I know if I had more will power than I'd kick the habit pronto. It's not for lack of trying either unfortunately! For me drinking was a definite no no for about 6 months after the SAH - the hangovers were horrendous even after a couple of pints - I can hold more drink than hubby but for 6months after, WOW, the heads were banging. I agree with Karen, to get more specific answers to certain areas, start a new thread in the me
  5. Hey you The survival % I gave was immediately after a bleed. I was given the same statistics of it happening again as you were and mine was aneurysmal - I have two and both were coiled at the same time. I still smoke as the statistic I was given to carry on smoking was minimally higher - more chance of getting hit by a bus apparently, so I took the personal choice not to give up. I still drink, though only occasionally. You are at the stage where you will question everything, and rightly so, so don't be afraid to ask but you'd be better placed asking the specialists
  6. Don't worry - you haven't offended - I couldn't read the book for months and then still struggled. 0.186% of those that have a brain bleed survive - how's that for perspective hahaha. Apparently you then fall into the other three categories - believe me, when I first read that I was terrified. You can determine those statistics, you can change them, but yes, it will take time and you do have to be patient. So unfortunately, you're going to have to have a word with that gorgeous 18 year old and tell him he has to slow down for the time being; just until you get over the whiskey i
  7. Some of the "older" members on here when the site first started 15 years ago or so contributed to the book and I know what you mean by your comment, but believe me, in a years time re-read it and you'll appreciate it a lot more. When I first joined this site, I couldn't read about others' experiences and, basically, the hell that some people were going through. It depressed and scared me, but I continued reading and, if anything, it made me more determined that I wasn't going to let this dominate my life. It made me more intent on beating it and getting back to the best version of the "old
  8. God bless our Darling Winnie - still sit and read the Private Messages some days, just to put a smile on face. Keep singing darling Win xx
  9. Hi there Daniel We cannot give medical advice or give answers to "What are Post Stroke Fatigue or the actual Post stroke recovery pains and what could be something else that needs investigating" as we are all different and would all go through this in different ways. The only advice I can give is, speak to your Gp and see if they can refer you to a specialist to discuss - or if you're due a follow up appointment with your Neurologist, ask them At the moment it certainly does sound like you have far too much, far too quickly and yes, you are now paying the price. You n
  10. Ilse, that's great news on all counts - remember to still take it easy when you can though. I am so loving your attitude to life and your recovery - well done you!! xx
  11. Hi Adam, and yes, a very warm welcome to the 'family'. I can't imagine what going through this alone in hospital must have been like for you, or for your family not being able to be there with and for you either. I agree with Sarah regarding the comment about yours "being a good one" - no-one can define a brain bleed as good in any way, shape or form! It might not have been "serious" but a bleed is a bleed and it has a massive impact on the patient and those around them. As for the 6 - 8 week recovery, a slightly unrealistic standard time frame given by med
  12. Hi Rosie I'm 15 years in this year and every bad headache has me in a panic. My energy levels are nowhere near what they were, but I also put this down to being 15years older. However, even in the first few years after, I tired more easily than I did before and would often need a snooze on the sofa. Trying not to worry is easier said than done, but also helps a lot. Don't compare yourself to to pre-SAH, compare yourself after it and now - only then can you see how far you have truly come xxx
  13. I had the AstraZeneca jab, 1st dose, last Friday and had a bit of arm ache for a couple of days, but nothing else. Have felt completely fine. Like Sallios said though, everyone is different and there have been different side effects for different people.
  14. Fingers crossed for you Tony - no feeling like getting that licence back. Keep us updated x
  15. Ilse, all I can say is "Well done girl" - believe me, that attitude and humour will be a great asset to your recovery. My husband has always said that it was stubbornness and humour that got me through the tough days. Loving you and your outlook already xx
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