Magal Posted June 2, 2010 Share Posted June 2, 2010 Hi all My name is Maggie Chapman, I live in Yeovil, Somerset and today is my 57th birthday! Although I haven't written my story yet I will give you a brief background as to why I've joined. I suffered an SAH on the morning of Tuesday April 13th this year and thanks to the speedy reaction of my work colleagues, the local ambulance service and the fantastic neuro department at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol I survived to see this birthday!! My aneurism was fixed by endovascular coiling on the Wednesday and 17 days later I was released home to the care of my husband (what a nurse!!) along with a pile of painkillers etc. Apart from periods of real tiredness the one thing I am finding hard to contend with are the headaches. Whilst I don't get them all the time when they do arrive they really get me down. Paracetamols help to a degree and I have the backup of codeine if I feel they're really necessary but what I want to ask you all is - how long am I likely to be like this? I can tell from your posts that I'm not going to ever really get over this thing completely but I hope this headache thing will pass. Please let me know how you all got on and what I'm likely to expect. I realise everyone is different but I want to have a positive outlook on the rest of my life. After-all, I've been given a second chance and I want to make the most of it! I am really pleased to have discovered this site; my one real concern was not having people who have suffered similar to me to talk to. There doesn't seem to be any local groups that I can find and I suppose the power of the web will let me speak to a much wider audience. I look forward to hearing from you and will write my whole story when I feel more up to it. Maggie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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