Karen Posted September 15, 2010 Share Posted September 15, 2010 I'm over 5 years post SAH ... do you ever get over it or have a day where it doesn't feature in your life and where you can forget about it? Well, for me, the answer is probably "no" ... There's not a day that goes by, where my body or brain allows me to forget ... will that ever happen? I doubt it... But not in a depressing way though, as I no longer feel as though I need a lot of support and have found a new "me" and on the whole, you will find me in good spirits .... and I've learnt to adapt to how my life is now .... good days and bad ones, it's become par for the course in my day to day living and that of my family .... only time, seems to heal and it is a great healer! I no longer have flashbacks or where seeing an ambulance with a blue light on and sirens, or where a hospital visit used to send my brain into overdrive and life is resembling some sort of normality, albeit it, not the same normality as life was before the SAH.... it's just a "different" type of normal! My anxiety has lessened with the passage of time and I never thought that I would get to this stage ... It's been a tough ride and one that I wouldn't wish on anyone and has it made me a better person or has it changed me? I don't think that it has, as inside, I'm the same as I was before ... I'm just grateful for each day and being able to see my children grow from teenagers into adulthood and gaining their independence from me. I've been lucky and I've found that friendships have been strengthened since my SAH and that people I'm close to, use my situation as an example.... and look at what's happened and decide to "seize" the moment and not put things off and just go for it ... We hug more, talk more and enjoy our time with each other... it's always special. I still like to push myself ...and that won't ever change! Even though I've learnt to pace myself and know that I need to be sensible, there are still times when I go over the top when I'm having a good day .... but, that's me .... I know what the consequences will be, but better to try and fail, rather than not to bother at all! ... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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