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Hi everyone at Headway. I was told about this community by a friend. I'm 40, have one 3 yr old daughter called Elsie and two step children, Oliver 15 and Lucy 13. I'm a secondary school teacher. I had a sub arachnoid haemorrhage earlier this month and an embolisation of the aneurysm. They found another, smaller, aneurysm which has not been touched yet which will be monitored. I am doing quite well so far I think, I'm home from hospital and on the mend. I am having some problems too but I'm sure that's to be expected as it is still early days. It's nice to know about this community and I'm starting to read peope's posts about their experiences which is helping me already as I have so many questions. Hope everyone has had a nice Christmas and all the best for 2018. Angela

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Hi Angela and welcome. I had a SAH 6 years ago and was hospitalised for 8 weeks after a coiling procedure.

It took me around 2 years to get the hang of dealing with after effects (poor balance, headaches, fatigue, memory issues etc.) and now life is different, but I'll always be so grateful for my second chance.

Any questions............please feel free to ask. Cat x

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Thank you I will

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Hi Angela,

No SAH for myself but I did suffer a brain injury and share many of the conditions associated with the two. I now spend my days making films and writing blogs about living with brain injury.

Feel free to ask anything you like when you feel comfortable.

Andy

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Thank you

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Hi Angela and welcome.

My BI was caused by encephalitis nearly 6 years ago and as Cat and the Baron say, I too share many of the problems too.

As you can see we are a mixed bunch but are here for support, the kind you only get from friends, and we are a friendly bunch. We may not be medically qualified but we have experienced the whole gamut between us, so if you have any queries we will try to help or point you in the right direction.

Come back whenever you feel the need.

Janet xx

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Thank you

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Hi Angela, welcome to the site, I don't have time for a long post as trying to get two young kids out the door! However I had an sah too, it was 8 years ago now and there has been a lot of learning, I put together a website with the kind of information that would have really helped me in the early days so it might be of use to you, this is the address braininjuryftp.com

All the best

Neil

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Thank you I'll check it out now. Much appreciated Ang

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Hi Angela, I had a sah in January, and my aneurysm was coiled for the second time. I have recovered well, it just takes time. I returned to work but found my concentration and memory was poor, and struggled to absorb new things, I have reduced my hours and position, and find this easier, make sure you give yourself time, I try not to be too hard on myself, I'm able to laugh at my mistakes, if I use the wrong word etc, good luck for your recovery, were part of a very elite group because we are survivors and been given a second chance. Love Alice xx

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Thanks Alice, I will try. It is hard to tell at the moment if anything is different with me cognitively as I'm not doing much but I definitely find my language is all over the place!

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Hi I am 54 and have a daughter age 21 . I have tbi causes by a car accident in 1998. My daughter was 18 months at this time and my sister took care of her as my husband disappeared and had an affair. My husband has come back ? Why. I think as he likes being in charge and can be know or he thinks he can be !!! I have a lot to think about. Since I have found this sight I feel a lot happier as I realise there are people as bad as me.

Anything you want to ask I am happy to try and help.

Mufc

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Hello Angela

Welcome, this community is a great support network and you receive positive advice and learn so much .

Wishing you well in your recovery my it be swift .

A very happy healthy NewYear to you .🍾🎊🎉

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Hi , I had my sah in Jan and found this site very comforting . I still have an uncoiled aneurysm still in my head and hope it stays put . Good luck Wendy x

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