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I have received the following interesting comments about my SAH story on my blog and thought you may also be interested to read them. The italics are mine:

Hi Keith! I was just revising for my medical finals and was looking for pictures of Subarachnoid haemorrhages on Google images, when I came across your site.

Sometimes coming from a medical perspective it is easy to get carried away with treatments and diagnoses, forgetting about what these events mean for patients who have to deal with the consequences for the rest of their lives.

I started reading through your blog and couldn’t help but be impressed by your optimistic outlook and positive approach to rehabilitation. Your story is a truly inspirational one and made me stop and think about SAHs in a totally different way. If and when I come across a patient who has had a SAH, I will be sure to guide them to support sites such as these, where they can draw courage and inspiration from the stories of people like you and gain a realistic outlook of what the future holds for them.

Thank you for sharing your story with us all and best of luck with your future recovery!

...and my reply:

Hi Paul, Thank you for your kind comments. I’m glad it’s made you think of the aftermath of this serious illness. All to often, we are fixed up by the very skilled and dedicated medical people like yourself and shipped out as if that is the end of the matter. Far too many people are left to deal with the hidden side of recovery from SAH alone including the families and carers. It’s a discussion which comes up many times on the support forums. Thankfully, in my own case, I found a wonderful support community where we can share our experiences and support each other.

Wishing you the very best with your finals.



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Thank you Keith for that, at least there is some hope for people who suffers from SAH.

We need to voice our journey through the aftermath of a SAH and I think that your blog Keith made at least one future Doctor take notice of our needs.

Myra xx

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Hi Keith & All

Sounds like this site has helped a future Doctor - Lets hope He, and some of his fellow students have benefited from visiting this site - Also maybe, just maybe, some of them will specialise in Stroke Care or Re-had, a much needed gap that needs to be filled.


Fellow Stroke Survivor

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Nice one, Keith! Hmmm. Think I'll jump on the bandwagon and make my blog googleable now, if it helps anyone at all. I found BTG because I found your blog, so it's not as if this Doctor is the only person you've helped! :cool:

Just had a thought (yeah yeah, first in about 12 minutes, I know!). Is there a Behind The Gray logo I could add to my blog, please? I have a link already but a clickable logo does stand out a lot more.

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