robertpowrie Posted August 15, 2011 Share Posted August 15, 2011 (edited) Hi all, I came across the Behind the Gray website by accident when I was googling endovascular coiling. It's great that there is a support group for SAH sufferers. I am still recovering from an SAH which happened in February this year and have recently returned to work full-time. This was my second SAH. My history is - In April 1994 one of my three sisters died of an SAH aged 32. At the time I was working in Oxford and I suffered my first SAH in October 1994. This required intracranial surgery and the aneurysm was clipped. The rest of my family all had angiograms and one of my other sisters was found to have an aneurysm as well. She had this coiled which was still in the clinical trail phase at the time. My other sister was clear. All has been well since then until February 2011. My youngest son aged 9 (bless him) found me unconcious in the toilet after I had suffered another SAH. No warning at all. My wife and other son were out at the time so my youngest ran to the next door neighbours who came and phoned for an amulance. I was taken through to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh where I had the aneurysm coiled. Great hospital and great staff who really looked after me. Took me a few weeks to get back on feet but hopefully everything is okay now. I have had an angiogram recently which showed some slight compaction of the coils and I may have to get more coils put in. I should find out this week if this is the case. Still get very emotional at times thinking about it all. I was wondering if anyone else has had such a family experience of aneurysms? To me it looks as if it was a genetic cause. Three out of four of my family all have had aneurysms. It has been suggested by the neurosurgeons that my children should get scanned when they are older and nearer adulthood. Thanks for listening Robert Powrie Edited August 15, 2011 by robertpowrie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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