Ann Posted August 14, 2009 Share Posted August 14, 2009 18 months post SAH I was at last feeling as though I was nearly better. I got the chance to do some temping work, 5 hours a day or thereabouts. I decided I could do it so long as I did nothing else apart from work and that seemed to be ok. Initially it was just for a week but it went on longer and after about 6 weeks I suppose I was doing extra things around the house etc and I reached a point where I could not function any longer. I got a terrible headache, stiff neck, pains in my eye, dreadful fatigue, all the symptoms that I had had for many months after SAH but had, I thought, gone away. I was sent home and spent the next 4 or 5 days in bed with the symptoms continuing. Now 10 days later I still get the same symptoms as soon as I exert myself again. It has frightened and disappointed me, I really thought I would be able to cope and for the first few weeks was really proud of my achievements. It has left me feeling a real failure and don't suppose I will be asked back to work there again in a hurry as I let them down(it is somewhere I loved working in the past). Has anyone else suffered a major setback like this so long after SAH when recovery was going really well? It has really set me back to where I was a year or more ago. I think everyone just thought I couldn't handle the work and got stressed but that was totally inaccurate as I was doing a really good job and enjoying it. Ann Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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