At around 7am my partner Verdun left the house to walk our little dog as usual I told him I was going to the loo and then would have my shower. I got in bathroom went to sit on the loo and I got this really strange feeling up the back of my head, it made me feel as if I was falling over to my left I could neither sit down or straighten myself back upright and I wondered what on earth was happening.
I managed to get a hold of wash basin and got myself stood upright but I still felt as if I was going over to my right. I knew I had to get into our living room because that's where the telephone was I managed to do this by sliding myself around the walls and doors. When I reached the living room that was when THUNDER STRUCK, I have never felt pain like it. I can remember screaming then the next thing I remember is the paramedics bringing me around on the floor, my partner had come back and found me unconscious on the floor, I had vomited all over.
I can remember asking had I had a stroke and the paramedic saying I was getting ahead of myself he said I had just fainted. They took me to hospital where they decided id had a migraine, they were going to discharge me but I started to vomit again so a young doctor ordered a brain scan. Thank the lord he did. They discovered I had a massive bleed, it took hours for them to get me transferred to the RVI in Newcastle and that was where I had coiling done the following morning which was 9th June 2014.
I can remember the professor who operated on me telling me I was a very lucky lady, as they had found a second aneurysm that hadn't ruptured. So they had coiled them both. I had the best care in that hospital they were fantastic, I spent 11 days in there I was given lots of information to read when I felt up to it, I don't think any information can prepare you for the life changing event that has occurred.
My partner has been fantastic.
When I first left hospital I was in a wheelchair as my left side was very week, that has slowly got better. He was pushing me everywhere and he has a heart condition luckily we live in a village that is flat.
I used to worry about all sorts of trivial little things not anymore I have been given a second chance and I do not intend to spend it worrying about silly things.
Yes my life has changed and I do have headaches, dizziness and I have problems with short term memory, but I am still here when I could so easily have not been. I have a brilliant partner who really does look after me and I have a lovely family also. I count myself lucky.