Claudette Posted October 8, 2015 Share Posted October 8, 2015 HiI just joined today so I hope I'm putting this post in the right place...I too am a SAH survivor, having had three aneurysms at the end of August 2015. My SAH journey started at night, with me having the worse headache I've ever had in my life. I couldn't sleep for the rest of the night, and so the following morning, my partner got me some pain relief from the chemist. This didn't work and the headache continued, with the addition of what I can only assume were seizures. On the second day, I went to a drop-in centre and was told that it was nothing to worry about and that I just had a bad headache and very high blood pressure (179). I was given more pain relief and told to get my blood pressure checked at my GP, which I did. My GP advised me to have a blood test and to rest. The following day I collapsed, and was rushed to my local hospital by ambulance. Although I was initially told that it was just a migraine and that I could go home, a consultant had the foresight to suggest that I have a CT scan. This showed that I had had an Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, with bleeding on and within my brain. A subsequent CT scan with dye showed that in fact I had had three aneurysms. The consultant told me I was lucky to be alive, but also pointed out that although he felt that coiling the aneurysms would be the best approach, there was still a possibility that I could die. That said, I survived. Two of the aneurysms were coiled and one small one remains.I have been home now for about three weeks, and spent two weeks in hospital. I am grateful to be alive - I have two beautiful children and a lot of family and friends, whose support has left me humbled. BUT... although I am improving physically (I feel stronger, I'm now sleeping better, and my headaches are no where near as severe as they used to be), emotionally/psychologically I'm a wreck. I've felt so isolated so it's been fantastic reading the posts from other survivors on this site.Claudette Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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