mrshankly Posted August 2, 2010 Share Posted August 2, 2010 Hi all 7 weeks ago my wife had an elective removal of her AVM at Newcastle General. The procedure was due to last a total of 9 hours, but it lasted a 15 all together due to the fact she had a SAH during the operation. The SAH was in the right side of her brain. After the op she was moved onto ICU, where she stayed under anaesthetic for a further 24 hours. When she woke up it was discovered that there was no left sided movement. Fast forwarding 7 weeks she has been discharged from the hospital and is now in Walkergate Park Neuro Rehab in Newcastle, we have been told she will be in there for at least six months. She is unable to walk, or use her left hand / arm. The physios are confident that she will leave the hospital walking, and to have some use of her hand – but to what extent they will not commit too. She has taken this last 7 weeks remarkably positive, but on certain days she does have her frustrations and doubts whether she will ever be ‘normal’ again. It would be great if anyone could share any inspirational stories with me that I could relay to her, in order to let her know that others have had a similar weakness and have made a good recovery. Anything would help!!!! Thanks Alan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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