I suffered a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage at the end of November last year, driving home from work on the M4, I blacked out without any warning whatsoever, no headache or feeling unwell or anything.
All I remember is getting in the car at 4pm and nothing else until a week and a half later. I lost a whole week and a half.
Thankfully my car rolled over to the left a few times and down the embankment only being stopped eventually by a tree having knocked down six fence panels. If I'd have gone to the right I'd have been killed and wiped the motorway out at tea time on a Friday evening.
Someone kindly reported it and I was airlifted to frenchay hospital and kept in for three weeks. On arrival it was touch and go for three days as to whether I would survive of not, so I've been lucky on both counts as I've been told one in three that have this don't even make it to hospital let alone whilst driving.
I had a coil fitted in my head and also suffered a fractured skull which thankfully has now healed. I wanted to come on this site just to see what other peoples recovery is like.
I'm still really tired and get strange pains in my head and most mornings wake up with a headache which sometimes lasts all day. I'm still taking aspirin each morning and paracetamol when needed.
I've had a follow up scan and everything seems in order and have been told that my symptoms are normal and I am doing well in my recovery for what I've been through.
I thought I would be feeling lots better by now as I'm experiencing the above and I'm still quite forgetful and muddled at times. Does anyone else out there feel this way? Would be nice to get feedback from fellow sufferers.