Joan Posted December 1, 2006 Share Posted December 1, 2006 Had my SAH on 17 November and was only found next morning. It was not until I came around after a 5-hour operation to insert the coiling that I discovered what had happened - and only since I've been out of hospital that I've begun to learn about SAHs. At Charing Cross, the emergency treatment was world class but there was no follow up or support - I was told I could "resume normal life" when I was released on Monday (eg 8 days after my attack) which surprised me, given I have been largely bed-bound with exhaustion (not helped by the post-op routine at the hospital of waking you every hour on the hour to check mental awareness and eye reflexes ...ah, those little flashlights in the eye routine). Currently am coming back to health, but still feel like my battery has been removed. Am on Nimodipine, Dihydrocodeine for the bad headaches and paracetamol for the minor ones. Had period of really bad depression but that has passed. Am doing lots of crosswords (US style ones) to re-energize the brain and also started back with my work (I do business analysis for a big law firm and am fortunate to be able to work at home). The work bit went better than expected but 5 hours on the computer wiped me out. Next week am seeing the surgeon who trearted me for cluster migraines 18 months ago to discuss whether there might be any relaionships between those and my SAH. Also read that people who have hypermobility are also more prone to SAH - and I certainly have hypermobility as a pre-existing condition. Sorry to go on at length, but having received next to no information in the hospital and feeling too physically drained to venture far you all are my first external contacts (apart from am army of wonderful friends) and it is unbelievable to kmow there are a whole group of people that have been through this. Welcome all advice on what to expect in these early days, and keen to hook up with any support groups in the London area. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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