Meet Chippie a 73-year male pain in the backside from East Anglia UK. Why a pain in the backside I do not meekly accept what the medic’s tell me and they hate questions, or my doing what they say my condition will not allow.
I wish I had found this site earlier as it would have relieved a lot of my initial anxiety and concerns; This site has given more support in the short time of finding it then any medical establishment I am grateful to find this site.
July 2019 suspected TIA
30th November 2019 day one as per the norm thunderclap headache, sweating, vomiting. To A&E CT scan clear being prepared for discharge 6 hours later conclusion “Migraine” . Further bout of symptoms accompanied by loss of speech admitted to a ward, late PM
Day two discharged 08.00 hrs Migraine
Day 6 GP consultation; 999 to local hospital, CT scan clear, discharged Migraine
Day 20 self-referred by 999 to local Hospital, CT scan clear prepped for discharge Migraine; when a repeat of severe onset symptoms, admitted to ward.
Day 21 Lumber Puncture confirmed presence of blood products
Day 30 Blue light to Addenbrookes
Day 31 Coils and Stent inserted
Day 31 Takotsubo Heart attack
Day 35 due to covid I was discharged back to GP. No rehab or any other back up, not even a pamphlet. I did not see, nor was I able to speak to any medical professional (Dysphasia, Aphasia Phone consultations only!!!!) for eight months. This was when anxiety reared its ugly head. I had no substantial interaction with GP at any time. Life saver was the Speech Therapist who first visited one year after the SAH. I am grateful to her as she informed the establishment departments to provide the assistance I should have received on Hospital discharge, also the local Volunteer support groups
Weak left side, dysphasia, some aphasia constant headache and constant fatigue. Pins and needles
Most important hard work is bringing improvement
For my family and I: a change of outlook, speech comedic on a very bad day. Exhausting on a reasonable day But every day we make a fun day
This missive only took two hours in total (before correction totoal), One to write it, one to correct errors I do not count the time to think about it.
That’s the background I will write about the highs and the bigger highs later