jules75 Posted October 20, 2010 Share Posted October 20, 2010 Hi, I'm Julie and I live in Leeds and suffered a SAH in 2008. As with everyone's story mine isn't exactly straight forward either. I suffered the stroke 3 weeks before my wedding in 2008 and ended up in Doncaster Hospital initially and within a few hours was transferred to Sheffield Hallamshire where they operated on me and inserted a shunt to relieve the pressure that the escaped blood was causing. Eventually I was discharged and returned home in September. The doctors then found an AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation) which is a tangle of blood vessels in my brain along with an Aneurysm which was positioned next to the AVM. I've had my Aneurysm clipped and the AVM has been zapped with the Gamma Knife at Sheffield Hallamshire hospital. I just have to wait for a few more months before they look to see if the AVM has closed down. The SAH has left me with a weakness down the left hand side including a blind spot in my left eye. My fiancé James started to write emails to friends when everything happened in order to inform them all of my progress. He's just uploaded all his chapters to www.juliesupdate.com. I can't tell you how many ridiculous things have happened throughout the last few years, I'm just so pleased that James kept a diary as I can look back and appreciate how far I've come Jules xxx Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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