Having only had a headache to then suffering a sudden collapse due to what was subsequently found to be an SAH has been quite a shock and left me different in certain ways.
The collapse led to A&E and initial brief diagnosis dictated my move to the specialist hospital where I remained for approximately 3 months. It was found I needed A bypass building around a dissecting PICA aneurism but problems in my stomach prevented this going ahead until I had undergone a stoma operation. Once strength had allowed the Bypass to go ahead on top of the stoma operation I needed a bit of re-cooping time but a blood clot and 2 subsequent stomach bleeds delayed improvement as quick as I wanted.
I'm home now but, to be honest, I am struggling to accept the speed of my recovery and the fatigue and mood swings which I appear to be suffering. I am pretty sure I maybe expecting too much too soon but I need someone to advise me please.
It's just coming up 2 months since the major Bypass surgery and this is my 3rd week at home and I am struggling accepting my condition. I have had a hospital follow up visit and they are very happy themselves and although they did make me feel better I just wanted to hear from anyone who has suffered similar to myself.
I left hospital with no specific complaints, just head/neck ache, from the Bypass operation and a bucket load of tablets for various things but I am struggling with accepting that the things I am experiencing are normal - I just want others advice on the following symptoms that I am now having to live with.
1. I am perpetually tired and although I sleep well I am sure I could sleep for days.
2. I get physically upset at the slightest little thing and can cry for England
3. I want to be recovered now and I need somebody to advise me how long is likely to be acceptable
4. Short term memory poor
Talking to friends and family does help but I am sure that the experience of others who have endured similar will more.