Guest Portia del Carmen Posted March 6, 2007 Share Posted March 6, 2007 I only dragged up the courage to join up today - have read the board for a while though. I had my first SAH in May 2003 - a burst aneurysm which was coiled. The doctors found 3 other aneurysms at the same time - none of which obviously met the size criteria for treatment but which were noted and reviewed. At the beginning of February I had "flu" - went to the GP who diagnosed an ear infection. 5 days later, I started talking "nonsense" according to my fiance (although it was about shoes, so it might have been total common sense!) and I was taken to hospital - who admitted me under a cardiologist (?) and then discharged me... until they got later test results and then called me back - and only then started to listen to me and talk to my consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, to where they then thankfully transferred me. It's all a long story, which I hope I will soon have the nerve to set out in full, but in short I'd had a second SAH which had led to some vasospasm which had led to the nonsense talking... the second (and thankfully another one of the other) aneurysms were clipped and I'm now back at home, getting back to normality and hoping to return to work part time very shortly. More importantly, will still be getting married in May! I am told that I am not your average case - I'm young and thankfully have a good recovery rate. But there are times when it all feels really overwhelming and no-one who hasn't gone through can understand, despite their efforts. I hope to be able to empathise with all of you lot here over the upcoming months! Sarah Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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