Guest Vivienne Posted March 26, 2009 Share Posted March 26, 2009 Hello all I had an appointment at the dr's today, a check up to make sure I'm still on the right path, and I'm glad to report, that I am! He was really pleased with me and said I'm doing fantastically well. The effects I was having such as numbness have stopped, and I'm not getting dizzy or light-headed as much as I was. He was very patient with me and I was surprised when I asked him if he knew how many coils I had had put in, he said:"From the report the hospital sent to him, it looks like just the one!" Wow! I would have thought I would have had a few (aneurysm was 15x9mm)! He also said that I was looking at about another three months off work, and probably the same for driving. Not that I feel like I want to drive at the moment. I asked about excercise - never been one for the gym, and he said pilates, yoga, swimming and walking would be fantastic and of great benefit for me. Went out and bought Beginners guide to yoga, and Dummies guide to pilates! (Can't swim, but I am considering lessons). Being in Northumberland we have many places to walk, and I'm back up to walking around 3 miles now. The very sad news of Lizbeth really shook me up, and I was feeling very anxious and agitated about it, and the dr said that a lot of people react like this, understandably even more so with me as the surgeon who coiled me was the same one who did her. I did get upset about it. He urged me to stay positive, and was kind about it. So, he explained (again!) that the recovery after this procedure takes a long time, and that I am doing great. Next appointment in 6 weeks time. The only thing I'm having difficulty with is losing my sweet tooth! I simply don't crave chocolate at all! Take care everyone, Vivienne Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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