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About Vicky

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  • Birthday 15/03/1983


  • Biography
    I had my SAH at the age of 27 after suffering from bad heads for 10 years. I am happily married to Mark and enjoy spending time with my family and many animals!!!
  • Location
    West Midlands
  • Interests
    Horse Riding, Horses
  • Occupation
    Social Work Team for local authority
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    16/06/10 SAH then coiling 20/06/10

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  1. Hi Patsy! I don't come on very often but didn't want to read and run I had my SAH in June 2010 and I was coiled. I fell pregnant exactly 12 months later with my first baby after nearly 5 years of trying. My GP wrote to my consultant and his response was that I could have a normal obstetric led pregnancy. I was monitored closely but I also have Lupus and that was the reason for this not to do with my head. I chose to have a c-section as I was worried about all the pushing and pressure on my head although the consultant had said I could have a normal birth I felt better having my baby through the sunroof!!! Lol!. I had my little man in March this year and everything went well! After I had him I developed high blood pressure which I'm told is common with pregnancy and was put on blood tablets (labetalol) and was on these tablets for about 3 months until my blood pressure went back to normal. Obviously everyone's case is different and I would discuss this with your consultant and your GP but my little man was worth it although I could do with a few more zzzzz's!!!! Take care Vicky xx
  2. This is the first time I have been on here for months but just noticed this thread! Congratulations on the pregnancy Lin Lin I have recently had my my baby boy who is now 10 weeks old and I am nearly 2 years post SAH. He is long awaited as it took 5 years trying for him as my husband had a vasectomy reversal and I also have lupus which can effect conceiving. I also suffer with the normal symptoms of fatigue etc. I decided after lots of thinking to opt for a c section as I was to frightened of the pressure the pushing would do to my head although the consultant had said I could have a normal pregnancy. I must say that during my pregnancy my symptoms improved apart from the fatigue I felt great. I was monitored every two weeks as had some problems with my lupus possibly effecting his blood and oxygen supply to my son. I had a spinal which was ok and the c section went smoothly and I am glad that I opted for this as I also don't know if I would of coped with the tiredness of pushing and the anxiety of something happening to my head again! Since having the baby I have had high blood pressure which I have never suffered with before but it is now stabilised and I'm nearly off all blood pressure medication labetalol. Although this has brought back the anxiety which I thought I had buried and overcome 12 months ago and I keep panicking that I'm going to have another SAH and leave my son. I would love another baby but I am frightened of having the blood pressure problems again and wondering if I could deal with the anxiety and tiredness. With regards to your birth plan I would do what you feel is best for you and your baby! I did and had no problems with my c section. Hope it goes ok for you Take care Vicky xx With regards to your birth plan you should do what you feel is best! I did and had no problems with c section.
  3. Hi Juliette I am nearly 15 months post SAH and I am also 12 weeks pregnant. My GP wrote to my consultant to inform him of my pregnancy and the response was basically if an aneurysm has been successfully coiled/clipped there is no reason why I can not have a normal pregnancy and just be routinely monitored by a obstetrician. I am worried though about all the pushing and what it will do to my brain!!! Congratulations on your pregnancy Take care Vicky xx
  4. Hi Rhiann It's my 1st anni-versary also the day after you on 16th and I'm also feeling quite anxious about it and keep thinking is it going to happen again. I went to a friends BBQ on Saturday which is exactly what I did last year the Saturday before it happened and I nearly did not go because I thought I would be tempting fate but then I talked myself round and thought I can't stop living my life for the what ifs. I'm hoping once the first anniversary is out the way It will be easier to move forward I hope so anyway for my husbands sake I've nearly eaten him alive this week:lol: ive been vile!!!. I hope the day goes ok for you and your feeling better once it's out the way. Take care Vicky xx
  5. your consultant sounds easier to talk to than my doc!. Mine seems to talk in riddles and double dutch:lol:. Glad you had your questions answered and mind put at ease. Take Care Vicky xx
  6. I havent a clue! i was told on my first 3 month follow up that i had just the one anni that burst which was on the Left Posterior Communicating Artery and then when i went back a few weeks ago i asked him what grade my sah was and i was told it was about a grade 2 Take Care Vicky xx
  7. Hi Guys..... Thanks for the posts glad its not just me!! Sarah.....i tried keeping a diary of them aswell but gave up in the end as no real pattern i thought it was my Lupus medication until it stared again the the other week but i cant be that as i stopped taking these in October and i have also had a through eye examination done at the opticians and he said the same that whatever it is its not my eyes but must be my brain as my eyes are exactly the same as they were before the haemorrhage but i have been suffering with this aura thing since about 18 months before the haemorrhage Kel/Gill................. certain lighting also triggers mine off aswell i have had that also Kel driving through woodland on a bright day and it has triggered it off also looking a white paper weirdly enough. I had the aura on monday night, had a numb right hand/arm yesterday had to keep shaking it and had a bad head all day today that i cant shift so im now trying a alcoholic beverage as a alternative to nurofen:lol: my anni was in the left posterior comm artery! Take Care Vicky xx
  8. Does any one else suffer with migraine aura in the eyes and if so how often? I don't get the pain with it just a sensation in my head and then the zig zag light kicks in for about 15-20 mins I thought I had got rid of it had not had it since Christmas then it started again 2 weeks ago! It drives me mad!! Thanks Vicky xx
  9. Thanks for all the replys guys makes you feel a lot better talking on here!! Lots of interesting comments and you seem to learn so much on here. I did take my mom with me as my husband couldn't get the time off work and even she thought he was quite abrupt but I suppose we are just another number to them. I don't feel too bad now apart from a few anxiety attacks and have to remember to breath and had a few of the zig zig streaks of light in my eyes again which lasts about 15 mins then goes I think it is some kind of aura thing as I have had eye tests and ct scans and all clear!!. Hope you all ok Vicky xx
  10. I went for my follow up with my consultant yesterday who did my op and have come out with so many mixed feelings/confusion!. First of all he said that he had not had the report back from the radiologist from my MRI scan a month ago but from looking at the images he had he said it seems ok but as soon as he gets the report he will write to me and my GP but then started to talk about the possability of residue building up to which i thought he was talking about fluid building up around the coiling :confused:and then he was quick and strern enough to point out to listen what he was saying and that he meant that some cases need coils topping up etc (i felt like saying well stop talking in medical jargen!!) but they will have to wait for the report but just to go out and carry on as normal it can blow again but the risks are low as i have as much chance as being hit by a bus.............i thought thanks for that:lol: but i come out feeling rather confused and well pance really!!!! i know they have to tell you the good and bad but crikey!! I thought was there any point to this follow up. Did anyone else feel like this after there first follow up?? Vicky xx
  11. I had my SAH in June and returned to work in October on a phased return until Christmas. I did not know if I was going to be able to cope with any work again let alone working full time!. I work on a front line social work team with children in the care system so It is quite a stressful job but it is a job that I love. I thought I would try full-time in January and so far so good! A few headaches at first and a lot of fatigue but I am now back to full time dealing with everyday child protection as if I have never been away and luckily I have fantastic colleagues and managers who give me great support and time to recharge when I need to!! Take Care Vicky xx
  12. I had MRI done on Friday which is similar and you just have to lie there very still. I was in there for about 20-25 mins and it was fine just very noisy I just jumped a few times!!!!! To be honest I kept my eyes shut the whole time but it was totally painless. Hope yours goes ok Vicky xx
  13. Well the MRI went ok although very noisy!! Just glad its done and just got to wait for the results on 21st March now. It is interesting with all the different comments on here there is so much to learn.... Sally I agree it is too much for my brain aswell!!!. After talking with the radiographer who did my scan I learnt that I have already had a angiogram done before my op which I was was not aware of but I was in that much pain I wouldn't of cared what they did:lol: and also learned that I have only 2 coils in my head and she told me that this was good as some people have 15/16 so I'm presuming that it was not a big bleed I did ask but she wouldn't say a lot!! .....anyway i hope everyone is ok Vicky xx P.s Stu I hope your angiogram goes well for you on 10th March
  14. Finally having my six month scan done tomorrow night which should of been done in December although I'm having a MRI done instead of angiogram I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing! I don't really know the difference between them. Be glad when it is over! Not too nervous about having it done just anxious what the results will say and will have to wait until 21st March when I go back to consultant for the results but onwards and upwards as they say!! Hope everyone is good Take Care Vicky xx
  15. Sandi....Thats exactly how i feel had this problem since early December since the cold weather started and been back to doc's twice now and had two lots of antibiotics then the pain in sinus's comes back it is between eyes and over eyebrow area and my bleed was also in back of the head area. Mine is worse when i have been at work and i also wondered if stress has anything to do with it as my job is stressful but how you have described your sinus/face pain and weird head feeling is mine down to a T. Vicky xx
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