Pale Empress Posted February 9, 2009 Share Posted February 9, 2009 Hi all Just found this site while researching SAH and hope talking to others may make me feel a little more normal. I had my SAH a week before Christmas (actually the night before my birthday!!!) and what a shock, I didn't see that one coming! After an op to coil the aneurysm and a week in hospital (much of which I can't remember properly) I was allowed home on Christmas Eve to begin my recovery. Although the hospital staff were excellent, I was given very little information about what to expect in the aftermath and have since been trawling the net for info just so I don't feel quite so 'in the dark'. It wasn't until I read an article containing the survival statistics for SAH sufferers that I truly realised just how lucky I am to be here. I have been lucky to have the fantastic support of my husband and my 18 and 17 year old daughters. They have all been there to put up with my tears and frustrations and are always on hand when I need a hug. In fact I now feel closer to my husband and family than I ever have before. The down side to that is that I now don't want them to go out to work or school as I miss them terribly but I think this is a natural reaction what has happened. I think I'm coping ok, although the last week has been a challenge as I have now started feeling anxious, for no particular reason at times, and I have been really over emotional and have spent much of the time crying or shouting at people. I find I can't cope with anything out of the ordinary and need my life to be calm and running smoothly. I am still getting headaches everyday but have managed to cut down on the number of painkillers I take. I also get frustrated as my memory is terrible and I have to now write everything down. The latest annoyance is that I often forget what things and people are called, is this usual (I couldn't remember the word for 'table' the other day) I have had other issues to deal with alongside this which probably don't help my situation. Within the last 3 weeks I have attended 3 funerals of my aunts and uncles and my 3 month old niece has undergone heart surgery so it has not been a brilliant start to the year but I am determined not to let things get me down. Everyday is different at the moment, I have good and bad days, and happy and sad days and just can't wait for my life to return to somewhere near normal (if it ever can). I'm looking forward to talking to you all and sharing your experiences. Deborah Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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