kempse Posted November 8, 2015 Share Posted November 8, 2015 My story part 2! (The icon that appears 3 times in this post is supposed to be the letter b with ) round it, but despite trying to amend it, it won't shift, perhaps I'll leave it ) Today is 7 years on from that awful day when an aneurysm I never knew I had decided to burst. It’s not a day I like to dwell on, but I shall never forget the fear that day as my peripheral vision started closing in, just as if I was wearing a horse’s bridle with blinkers on and they were being pushed together in front of my eyes until I could only see what I can best describe as looking through an arrow slit in a castle. Despite having the presence of mind to call the emergency services, it was a long 11 days before the aneurysm was eventually coiled. Fortunately the sah didn’t leave me with too many problems - those I do have, I have learnt to cope with. I don’t have headaches and I am very grateful for that. I have probably had 7 MRI/angio scans in total, they regularly check the coiled one and another one which was found at the time of the bleed. I’m sure recovery would have been a lot easier if it wasn't for all the other bad things that have happened around me during the years since my sah. Supposedly, things happen for a reason – I’ve yet to discover the reason why I had a subarachnoid haemorrhage, why my Mum had breast cancer, why my Dad had a stroke, why my sister had bowel cancer, why my brother in law had a heart attack, why our nephew took his own life, why my 2 sister-in-laws have the same, incurable brain disease, why my husband lost his job, why he and my son have both had cars drive into theirs on different occasions, why burglars have visited my house twice, why when my father-in-law passed away did his son not present his Will to the court and deny his 10 grandchildren their small inheritance, why 2 men decided to drop through the roof of the bank where I’ve worked for 36 years and hold a gun to my colleagues’ heads, before tying them up in a dark strong room – the why’s go on and although I have no answers - life goes on ...... Fast forward to today, 8th November, 2015 and I’d quite like to forget about that coiled aneurysm but I can’t. A recent MRI showed some recanalisation of the neck remnant at the base of the aneurysm which has slightly enlarged. I was given two choices, a) have a formal angiogram and proceed with treatment or have a repeat MRI scan in 6 months time. The day I was given these two options my husband was across the city in another hospital in intensive care, so I had no hesitation in choosing option There I was discussing an aneurysm on my basilar artery and hubby had just had major heart surgery to replace his ascending aorta artery, the whole of which was dilated I’m guessing that taking option will result in option a) anyway – I feel I’m somewhere between the devil and the deep blue sea here. .I’m also beginning to get concerned for our three children – both parents with faulty vascular systems is surely not ideal. Pushing all that aside for today, my 7th anniversary, I’d like to say a special thank you to Karen and her team for creating this wonderful site. It has kept me sane since joining in 2010 allowing me to offload in the Green Room – a room which is so welcoming, friendly and often quite hilarious. And finally a big thank you to all the wonderful members on here, past and present. Despite adversity visiting you too, you are a wonderful bunch and have been a great pleasure to know. Sarah 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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