Swishy Posted April 24, 2020 Share Posted April 24, 2020 Hi, I am a day early with this post, due to work. April 25, 2017 was the day that I had my SAH...it was something I never saw coming...It was a small SAH as I read my medical records but it felt like someone hit me with a bat in the head. I spend 3 days at Mass General in Boston...I was in good shape when I was discharged, some pain in head but nothing else. Moving on to the morning of April 29th....In the shower, home alone I had a severe vasospasm...noticed hands losing sensation and feet also, I was able to call emergency (put on some clothes I don't remember anything till later that evening, when I was told I was in ICU, at Mass General. For 4 days I drifted in and out. So a week in intensive care, intraarterially delivered verapamil...tests...on and on..I was off to rehab as I couldn't sit up and balance was all off...Rehab was very helpful, although my ability to do things like use my cell phone, math anything that required multiple steps was a challenge, that would stay with me to some degree. Whew...so today...I am happy to be able to write this...so very happy...I am back to my job although have cut hours. I still do struggle with things that take multiple steps but notes help me and if it is something I do over and over, I get it...My sitting issue is long gone and my balance is pretty good left more with a feeling of being on a boat...hence the screen name Swishy What I will add is this...at year one I was still living this everyday, like a backpack that went everywhere with me, a heavy backpack....At year two, I was disappointed the backpack was still there, not as heavy but with me none the less.....As I write this 3 years out I have made huge progress this year in leaving that backpack home. I am so much better, mentally at year 3. It makes me realize recovery continues. I am not young 64 at my SAH, so now 67 but yet I am moving forward. This site has been therapy for me, thank everyone of you for your answers and enlightenment. xx Jean 9 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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