Tina60 Posted October 25, 2010 Share Posted October 25, 2010 Hi all, I wanted to tell my story as I think I have been very lucky and hopefully it may help someone feel a bit more positive! I had my SAH on 30th July 2010, my daughters 6th birthday. We had been out to Alton Towers for her birthday - I only went on kiddy rides with her, nothing too exciting! We got home and I put her to bed. Later on that night I suddenly felt like I was being hit around the head and had to rush to the loo to be sick. My neck was also killing me. I thought it was a really bad migraine so took some Ibuprofen and went back to bed. I don't remember the next 36 hours. My boyfriend at the time (now my ex but thats another story!) couldn't get any sense out of me in the morning so got me to walk downstairs and sat me on the sofa. My poor little girl was there, trying to give me a drink of water and saying it would make me feel better if I drink it, bless her. An ambulance was called and the paramedics took me to A & E. First they thought I might have meningitus, but a C/T scan showed the bleed due to an anurism bursting. I came to in the neuro SCU, where a nurse was telling me I was off to theatre. I had no idea what was going on. Next thing I remember was coming round in the ward and being told I had been 'coiled' and it was successful. Next day I ws moved onto a ward and allowed up to have my first shower in days. Still a bit headachey but lots better. I was dischared after 8 days and went to stay with my Mum, who had been looking after my little girl. I stayed at hers for 3 weeks then went home with daughter. 8 Weeks after my SAH i was declared fit to drive and return to work part-time. I went back to work 3 weeks later. I find my self getting tired very easily, and my memory isn't brilliant but work are being very understanding. This is my second week back and am really glad I went back. I am suffering from depression since the SAH, but have started anti-depressants and will be going to counselling in a couple of weeks which is helping. I still don't feel myself, but considering how bad it could have been I do consider myself lucky to have escaped any major ill-effects. I have read a lot of survivors stories on this site, and feel so blessed that I have been lucky enough not to have suffered some of the awful side effects that some of the poor people have. I don't think I am explaining myself very well - Most of the stories I have read have been heart-breaking when you consider how much the person has suffered, and I wanted to put my story forward as I feel I have been very lucky in not having many side-effects, and am back at work and driving in such a sort period of time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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