Re: Not Lucky - Very Lucky ?
I also mid-forties. My recovery has certainly been, and I expect it to continue, up and down. There are some days I remain optimistic and others where I am completely fed up with the whole friggin mess! My good and bad days are easily recognized by my family. I don't notice it but I can repeat things, get hung up on words, appear confused and "lost" on some days yet feel and act better the next. My family is convinced on these bad days that I am doing too much and I will agree with them sometimes. By far the 1st 3-6 months after the bleed is where I made huge progress in recovery. Just a few weeks after the bleed I would get lost in my own neighborhood, have wild fantasys and sincerely beleive them, annoying urge to shake my arm, could not fathom how a entry pad could unlock car doors, wake up at 4am constantly..... Strangely enough I could read income statements and balance sheets but not unlock a car door - bizzare. I could go on and on but I have almost fully recovered except for some days where I go back a few steps, not many but some. My biggest problem is severe hedaches which seem to be set off when I have a coiling done. They settle down after a few months but very annoying.