Brain Aneurysm Awareness UK
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Help/advice needed

Apologies for posting and sorry if I get facts wrong . I'm posting on behalf of a friend , hence my probable vagueness . A friend suffered a subarachnoid harmorrhage approximately 3 1/2 years ago . Following a relatively long rehab they made a fairly solid recovery despite the obvious headaches and memory issues.  The individual in question is a Serving police officer and was given a 'desk job' to assist in this recovery as they were anxious not to leave or be absent from work . 

Due to various changes in work they're now in the process of being returned to full operational duties , Basically a police officer on full duties dealing with all that that involves . 

My concern is that is my friend at a greater risk of injury , reoccurrence of this or whatever due to the risks that being an operational officer presents. ? Clearly it's a job that presents a real risk of suffering another head injury and the worry is that something could happen . That's obviously  putting aside the issues with his memory presents. The person involved isn't the type to talk of their concerns or 'Rock the boat' so I'm really asking ok behalf of friends and family so we can maybe all sit down and discuss this at a bit more length with perhaps a bit more information at our disposal .

I'm sorry if this seems vague but any help would be greatly appreciated . 

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Hi. I would recommend that you contact Headway. They can allocate a Clinical psychologist and an Occupational therapist who will be able to advise you. I too had a subarachnoid haemorrhage, so have experienced their help myself. I hope everything goes well for you all. Best wishes Judith 

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He should talk to his nuero-surgeon. If he needs a new one go to Dr. Edward Sander Connolly in NY. I had a ruptured aneurysm in 2014 and he save my life. Google his address. He is a great doctor.