kpaggett Posted August 14, 2015 Share Posted August 14, 2015 I just had my anniversary of 4 years post SAH. It was the first anniversary that I didn't 'note'. One of my friends asked me how I was doing that day and it just hit me, 'Oh, I didn't even realize!' I did think about it then for a bit and am pleased at my progress. I still have residual effects, but many are with my thinking. I do injure my body easily...throw out my neck or back for no reason...but I haven't thrown out my hips in a long time. I used to hurt myself just climbing stairs sometimes! Now, things are more like,'what do I want to do with my life' or 'do I want a job' or 'what would I do, if I did want a job?' 'Do I really want to find something new to do?' I still cry out of no where sometimes, but it only lasts for a couple of minutes instead of 45min. I am socializing more, picked up art as a hobby, mediation, yoga for exercise, and volunteering at an inpatient rehab visiting stoke survivors. My life is different than it was before SAH, but I can honestly say that my mood is better than it ever was and if I had a do over, I'd still have the haemorrhage because it has given me a glimpse into many aspects of the inner workings of the brain and mind. I appreciate the two and how they work together more than I ever did and I was a neurophysiologist before. So, all of my experiences were documented in several ways and fascinated me and they still do. Astonishment, wonder, and a surprise that I can handle so much with such grace. 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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