Carl Posted January 3, 2012 Share Posted January 3, 2012 (edited) Hello my name is Carl, I am 54 and had a SAH on May 12 2011.Physically I seem to be as good as new, neurologically I have a way to go yet.I seem to be quite forgetful, a little moody, and I have a hard time concentrating. Did I mention I am forgetful and have a hard time concentrating.... seems my humour is in tact.One of the symptoms that I feel on a regular basis is a fuzziness or fog in my head. This is almost feeling like a pressure, but no pain. I find if I rub my scalp it soothes and the sensation goes away. It is hard to concentrate at work and that has lead to a few problems. I am not ready to retire yet, well not financially anyway.As for the moodiness, I am sometimes listless, sometimes I have an urge to cry for no apparent reason, and sometimes my temper is short. Not to the point of striking out, but I do have a tendency to ignore statements or questions that are asked of me. I don't mean to be rude. Sometimes I feel ignoring would be kinder than responding.I am finding that if I write notes and lists down that does help me cope with the memory problem, although it always seems the thing I need to remember is not the thing I wrote down. Concentration has been a bit more of a challenge. I tend to get side tracked very easily, having multiple "Squirrel" moments on a regular basis. Funny stumbling upon this site was one of those moments. I have no idea what I was looking for but here I am.Thanks for letting me vent a little. I am certainly glad that I am not alone in my situating. I have a great family which is very supportive, but sometimes it is hard to articulate exactly what I am feeling or experiencing. Yet another side effect =) I forgot sometimes I have a slight problem choosing the words I need in order to get my message across. Not that anyone would pick up from listening to me, but I have to pause often to restructure my sentences.Anyway that is me in a convoluted nutshell. I would like to thank everyone for being here and hope I can contribute some how.Thanks Carl Edited January 3, 2012 by jess Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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