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Guest Samijoliz

Dude am I happy!

I'm tired today, first full day back to work in a week, but now I have a reason for what's been going on in my head. It's a birth defect! I was born with the vessels in my head smaller on the left side than on the right. And my blood vessels are small to begin with.

After getting over the fact that I had to pay the doc $435 for the consultation (didn't have a referral, so I couldn't use my insurance...let's hope the next president changes healthcare here), I found out that I actually have a very accessible and compassionate doctor. So I'm grateful for that. He has an office next door to my house, one mile from my job, and is affiliated with many different hospitals, so I feel safe that if I need to go to one, he'll be able to get there.

My parents have really been taking care of me, I got my mom a thank-you card (like that's enough). Glad to be back to work today, my co-workers have been really supportive. But I'd sure like a nap right about now...

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Hi Samantha

Brilliant news that you've been given a reason for whats causing the problems it sometimes makes it easier when you can understand why its happening.

Just remember to take it easy now you're back at work and make sure you still get plenty of rest.

Janet x

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Hi Samantha

That's great news - well as great as it can be in these circumstances :roll:

As for going back to work - remember to still try and take it easy as much as you can and listen to your brain and your body otherwise you could end up setting yourself back - but proud of you hun for getting to this stage.

TTFN

Sami xxx

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Strange how hearing what under different circumstances would be awful news (I'm sorry, you have a genetic malformation of the arteries in your brain that may lead to haemorraghing) can turn out to be more of a relief than anything. When I went back and saw my Consultant (Neuro Specialist) he was telling me all about the "event" and then about the treatment. He mentioned the word stroke and things clicked in my brain (not literally :) ). It was a relief to be able to descibe what I'd gone through and understand in a way what I could expect in the future. So far from "Mr Naylor you've had a stroke" being bad news it was conversely GOOD NEWS. Well it was to me in the strange convoluted word that best describes my thought processes at the moment!

Scott

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Guest Samijoliz

Hi All,

Thanks for the support and replies. I really do appreciate it. Very tired today, only got about 3.5 hours sleep last night. The headaches are worst at night, and that's usually when I have to take the painkillers. During the day I'm ok, actually well if I sleep ok. My day is almost over though, and I'm lucky that I don't have much to do today. My co-workers have been really supportive. I'll probably fall asleep on the way home, did yesterday. :oops:

I need to keep up with my docs appointments, though. I have a dentist's appointment tomorrow. I hope you guys have a good evening!

Blessings,

Samantha

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