I found this forum awhile ago, but wasn’t ready to share my experience or read too much of others’ yet. I am today.
About 2 yrs ago I suffered a ruptured SAH. At 24 yrs old, this was undoubtedly the most traumatic experience in my life, still holds that title, and most likely will for the rest of my life. It occurred during the first week of my new job, my first stepping stone into the corporate world.
I woke up one night to a ridiculous headache and vomiting water. I naively thought I had some sort of flu, but also knew something was definitely wrong. Luckily, with heavy emphasis on luckily, my mother took me immediately to the ER. The Dr. who thought it could just be a migraine, fortunately decided to get me a scan just in case.
I was in the “very healthy” category up until this happened with none of the risk factors, and genetic testing coming up short in answers and long in questions.
I also have 1 small unruptured aneurysm that is “not in a great location”, which is getting looked at via angiogram tomorrow.
My current symptoms include:
Difficulty accepting new reality
Feeling 95 in a 25 year old body
Challenges relating to peers, and non-peers
Over-stimulation (ie: at a symphony, department stores, etc)
Migraines, fatigue, trigeminal neuralgia
Nonetheless, I do feel incredibly blessed to be here, and to now be in the virtual company of all of you.