Karen Posted July 25, 2018 Share Posted July 25, 2018 It's my 13th SAH annie today ... Life has got better and better, so I hope that it gives you guys hope that healing continues for many, many years! Eric took the day off and we went to Sherborne for a lovely Italian lunch and a glass of wine.... Sherborne is quite hilly and in my early years I found it very difficult walking etc and it took every bit of energy I had. I haven't been back to visit for some years, but today....I managed it solo, not much hand holding and made it up and down and around! Today, is a good reminder that for each and every one of those 13 years, I've experienced more and more recovery ... Never be told that when you get to 2 years post SAH that you will experience little recovery and that the majority of your recovery will be experienced in those first two years. That's not true in my experience...and in fact, I believe that my physical and mental wellbeing, started at 2 years post SAH. I was 2 years into my recovery, when I understood what had happened to me and accepted that life was going to be very different and my new normal, wasn't going to be the same as my normal before the brain injury. So, I decided to be kinder to myself and compare myself to the person who left hospital in a wheelchair, rather than the person I was before. It took me a long while to figure that one out! What I'm trying to say is, never give up .... keep pushing forward with those baby steps and even though you may not always succeed, it's better to try and fail, rather than not trying at all. All of those littles successes add up and start to bring a sense of normality back to your life.... For me, it's been slow but sure, plus I have to factor in that I'm another 13 years older, so my body and brain is not always going to do, what it should! 13 years and still alive and kicking and it's been a perfect day! Keep on keeping on guys! xx Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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