Eruditedk Posted May 7, 2021 Share Posted May 7, 2021 Good morning, I hope everyone is feeling well, its sunny outside in the UK for a change, we are all happy to be alive... Genuine question in need of explanation please.. What are Post Stroke Fatigue or the actual Post stroke recovery pains and what could be something else that needs investigating I suffered my SAH at the end of January, I was told I would suffer lower back pain as the blood dispersed but never did... I am vastly weaker physically than I was for sure and have the energy levels of a 300 year old which has presented in my evenings being uncomfortable rather than painful after a day of doing very little.. Then a month ago I had to move house and the old me kicked in and my fiancé and I did the move ourselves, packing renting and driving vans unpacking the whole thing and although I was tired we got through it.. Then trying to settle I decided 3 weeks ago to buy a greenhouse on ebay, it was an incredible deal but 2 hour drive to dismantle it so I booked a van and off we went at 7am A strenuous 14 hour day plus 4 hours driving and a greenhouse in peices is in our new garden Since then, I feel like I went 12 rounds with Mike Tyson... I hurt everywhere from my toes to my nose.. aches, pains sore and it will not go away... it has lessened a bit in 3 weeks but I am still feeling quite broken and don't know what to do with myself... I had always been very physically fit and strong with incredible recovery powers... Is this Post stroke fatigue..?? Did I just break all the rules and advice I am reading on this forum of being good to myself... Is this the way my body will behave if I push too hard.. for the first time in my life I feel my age and its really depressing me My doctor admitted she knows very little about SAH and the recovery process, she has called me in for blood tests on Monday so see if I have infections or viral markers.. I have increased my fluid intake and have done next to nothing in 3 weeks, the greenhouse is still in pieces in the garden like it's mocking me for being weak Should every part of me hurt after 3 weeks.. apart from not having major headaches I feel worse than when I left hospital 3 months ago... Any advice or thoughts on what I have done to myself or what help I should be seeking please let me know... I am desperate to do things without being busy or being able to self medicate with "herb" I am driving myself and everyone around me nuts.. The one positive if it is a positive is I stopped smoking herb after 30 years of heavy use in a heartbeat... the day my SAH happened was it... so I do wonder if I am suffering other kinds of withdrawal... All ideas and opinions welcome, as said at the beginning the Sun has come out and I want to go out and play, not just sit around like a lump complaining of my aches and pains, that is not who I was or who I want to be... If its sunny where you are I hope you can enjoy your day and the weekend coming.. D x Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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