Guest libby926 Posted June 22, 2008 Share Posted June 22, 2008 I had my SAH in July 2005. Like everyone else, it was a terrible shock because up until then I'd been a reasonably healthy person. I was at the end of a cruise and we were due to stay in a hotel for our second week's holiday. Looking back I don't remember much about it at all, just that about a week later I remember waking up in hospital and asking my daughter where I was and what had happened? I still don't remember anything of that week at all, it's completely lost to me. I stayed in a Corfu clinic for three weeks and then they flew me home where I had the coils inserted. I have a residual neck to the aneurysm and also a second aneurysm which is too small to treat. I feel I am living on a tightrope. I am having another MRI in the next couple of months but after that I believe I am going to be discharged if the aneurysm hasn't grown in size. I am not normally a nervous or self-obssessed person but this SAH has really changed that. I feel every day as though I am living on a knife-edge. Frankly, I'm scared that this second aneurysm could rupture and that next time I might not be so lucky. Do I have the right to insist on annual MRIs? My consultant has offered to clip the aneurysm but I've looked into the side-effects of that and I don't think it's something I want to do since I believe epilepsy is quite common afterwards. Oh dear, I feel like such a wuss although I feel I've made a very good recovery. It's just this feeling of uncertainty I guess. This is a great website and it's good to be able to share thoughts and feelings with others in similar situations. Libby xx Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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