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Ponigirl last won the day on February 16 2015

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About Ponigirl

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  • Birthday 02/09/1963

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    New Oxford, PA
  • Interests
    Animals, my pets. I love hiking- just walking trails in the wilderness with my husband and dogs.


  • Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Interests
    my pets- dogs
  • Occupation
    Humane Society of the US
  • SAH/Stroke Date
    SAH 1/15/2013

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  1. Ponigirl

    Holly - My Story

    Holly your story is similar to mine. I was working from home (alone) when the worst headache I've ever had (and I've had plenty) but this one was so different. Sounds were different- almost muttled, colors were not the same. Then within minutes of the headache I started to violently throw up and could not stop. Long story short I was found to have a Non Aneurysm Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Spent the next 2 weeks in ICU (no memory of any of it at all), then to rehab for a few days. Stayed home for 3 months. Tried to return to work- after a few months of that I realized I could not remember anyth
  2. Sammy- wow, what a story!!! a little similar to mine- except that I had a bleed instead of an anurisim (sorry I can't spell anymore) and I didn't have operations like you- yours sounds much worse. Your little angel was your life saver!! That is awesome. I had several things that happened to me the morning I had mine and any one of them eaisly could have made the difference in life or death. I am just 2 years out and it has been a tough road. I wish you and everyone with a brain injury all the best in the world. prayers to you!!
  3. Welcome Jules- I had my non aneurysmal SAH Jan. 15, 2013 I was recovering from bronchitis and blew my nose and my brain exploded!! Then I started throwing up violently!! I'll bet this sounds a little familiar? I was in ICU for 2 weeks, then rehab (only a few days) and have no memory of any of it. I do not have any memory of Christmas (2012) or the new year and still do not. I also do not have any memory of Jan-March 2013. And now my memory is not real good for any amount of time. The first year is full of changes and acceptance. I wish I had found this site a long time ago!! I would sugg
  4. I'm so sorry they are not taking your case more urgent. I am hoping you've had it done by now. How are you doing?
  5. I felt like I was in my own world and no one understood. A brain injury is so hard for people to "get". Are you doing better now?
  6. Life has been very difficult since. I did go back to work- but it was very stressful. The job I loved was taken away after being back to work only 3 weeks. I am sure they felt with a brain injury I could not do that difficult of a task. The position they put me in was something I had never done before and I told them I didn't want to do it. I didn't have a choice. I came home everyday in tears feeling like I was going to have a nervous breakdown. So after 7 months I went out on leave for neck fusion surgery and have been out on disability since then, that was Nov. 2013.
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