Guest miss_griff Posted March 11, 2010 Share Posted March 11, 2010 Hi all, my mom suffered a SH in February 1999. She was 51 and I was 18 years old, we were out shopping at the time. Whilst we were out my mom had complained of an headache, nothing two paracetomol wouldn't cure, or so I thought... We went into our local cafe to get a drink so she could take her tablets when suddenly the most horrific thing happened that I will never forget as long as I live. I thought my mom had been taken away by the angels before my very eyes! She screamed my "brain" and started fitting, we called for an ambulance, who obviously took us to the nearest hospital. Fortunately my mom remained conscious through out but she couldn't bare the bright lights. The hospital ran a series of tests/Scans and 7 hours later confirmed she had suffered a SH. The next day they transferred my mom to a specialist hospital to confirm where the bleed was and what forms of treatment was available, as it was it was right front lobal and was able to have brain surgery to clip the haemorrhage. The operation was very successful but her memory was terribly affected, her speech and movement on the right side of her body. She had to have Speech Therapy and physiotherapy. The whole process was very touch and go and extremely emotional but very thankfully my mom made a very good recovery and returned back to work after 12 weeks. My main concern is she is a completely different person to what she was before, she seems to have lost her sparkle, she is a very emotional person now, but doesn't talk about what happened. Everyone who knows what she was like before has noticed the radical change in her. We used to be extremely close as mother and daughter but now our relationship seems very strained and I don't really know what to do?? It breaks my heart to think how we were to how we are now. Has anyone else noticed such personality changes in their loved ones? Hope to hear from you all soon xx Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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