Jump to content


Gaynor's Story


On the 13th November 2010 I collapsed at home with a horrendous headache, I had a stiff neck and was vomiting, I thought that I had meningitis. My family called 999 and I was taken to my local hospital. At the hospital I had a ct scan which showed that I had a bleed on my brain. I was then transferred to Hurstwood park Neurological hospital. The following day I had an angiogram which showed that I had an SAH and that they would fix it by coiling it. I was in ITU for 9 days in which I can only remember parts of it and on the ward for 5 days when they let me home o recover with my family.

Nearly 4 months on I am due another angiogram but I am really worried about the what if....

I am 34 years old and have 4 children, I have never felt so helpless... all I keep hearing is how lucky I am to be here, but no one knows how I feel, how low I feel and the worry if it happens again.

My headaches went for a couple of weeks and are now back with stabbing pain on top and to the back of my head, all I have been given is strong pain killers by my gp.

User Feedback

Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...