Hello all. I am a new member of this forum and a recovering non-Aneurysmic Perimesencephalic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage victim (whew - what a mouthful). I have done a good bit of online research and have concluded that my experience may have been different from most.
I am 77 years old. My event occurred on April 29th while traveling in Southern Italy with my wife. I had a sudden onset of ocular migraine sight disruption. My wife said I complained of headache, but I don't remember that. I lost consciousness fairly quickly after I got into our rental car.
My wife loaded our luggage and drove to Bari where I was admitted to a general hospital but was soon transferred to the neurointensive care unit of the University of Bari Hospital. I was in a deep coma for nine days. After ten more days I was evacuated back to the USA where I spent a month in a rehabilitation unit of a Roanoke (VA) hospital.
After release from the hospital I had about three weeks of outpatient therapy but have been on my own since late July. I am now almost back to my pre-event health and can do almost anything I want to, including hiking in the mountains near here. I still have a bit of a balance problem, but no symptoms otherwise. I have had no headaches that I can recall, even during the event.
Did anyone else experience such a long period of coma? Does everyone have headaches?
I do have a stiff neck, but I had that before the event.