savingthebrain Posted October 4, 2010 Share Posted October 4, 2010 (edited) Gosh, I feel foolish for not seeing this thread and introducing myself in the "My Story" discussion. Anyway, here's what I wrote there: ---------- Unfortunately (or rather fortunately) I don't have a personal story to tell. Instead I'm a registered nurse working in a neuro ICU. We have a huge number of patients coming in for subarachnoid hemorrhage, and they stay with us for quite some time (usually 7-14 days) as we monitor them for cerebral vasospasms and other complications. As our docs have always reminded us, the fatality rate for SAH is 50% So for those of you who survived and lived to tell the tale, you beat the odds! Congratulations! ---------- It's so good to see how people do after everything's resolved! We get very sick patients, and the moment they're better, they leave the ICU, get transferred, and we rarely see how they are in the end. Stories and wonderful outcomes are always so humbling and invigorating! Edited October 5, 2010 by jess Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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