Sasbo Posted May 1, 2007 Share Posted May 1, 2007 Hi All It's 7 months since I had my SAH and was discharged with no aftercare arrangements, contact numbers or anything. I'm sure that's true of a lot of us. My GP has been absolutely brilliant but is, naturally, limited in what he can do. However, now I'm getting used to the physical drawbacks and they're improving (slowly), the emotional drawbacks are coming to the fore and are causing me problems so I saw a psychiatrist last night. Had to go privately and have had to fight various systems to get there but I'm desperately hoping it will be useful. The last year or two has given me more than my share of trauma/upset - my children and I were caught up in the london bombings, with Tom (my son) missing for 4 hours, my mother died very suddenly last June, spent the whole summer travelling up north each weekend to be with my dad, moved in with my dad in September, started renovating a barn and had a SAH, again all in September so Dr Findlay (yes really!) had a field day!! Anyway I think it's going to be helpful as he is also going to refer me (NHS referral I think) to an OT/Physio lady as he thinks this too will be beneficial so there's beginning to be a bit more light at the end of this very long tunnel. Both the GP and the psychiatrist have been appalled/upset/embarassed about the lack of care for people 'ejected' from hospital after such serious illnesses but there's nothing they can do except keep banging away. Has anyone else had psychy/OT/physio and does it all help? Sarah Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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