KeithH Posted August 23, 2008 Share Posted August 23, 2008 My Name is Keith Henman Some of you might already know of me through chatchack.net/antiquarian - Mr T. Bibby's much used friendly chat site. So here's a little more about me! Born on the 6th of AUGUST 1958. I'm married to LESLEY with a thirteen (going on twenty) year old daughter called ZOE. Now living in “Holme Upon Spalding Moor – EAST YORKSHIRE THE DAY OF MY STROKE It was “MONDAY 23rd MARCH 1998 about 1930 hrs (½ past 7 night time in English). Just about to bath my daughter. When I felt a little funny, then all of a sudden I couldn’t move my left side. So after managing to drag myself to the bedroom, phoned for the ambulance myself. Calling out for my daughter, (she was 3½ then) buy the tone of my voice; she sensed there was something wrong. My wife was going out that night with the girls. So there I was stuck on the bed, waiting and wondering what the h****s happened. About the same time as the ambulance arrived, my wife returned from her friends. It felt like ages before they arrived, but now I know it was only about 10-15 minutes. So there I was strapped to a board (lucky I wasn’t carrying myself) being lowered done the stairs, and of to hospital, “GLOUCESTER ROYAL” within a few minutes, (In a very short space of time we had to arrange a child minder, and somebody to come with my wife to the hospital) I was being pushed and pulled by anybody who came past. Then after about an hour, somebody said I could go home and come back in the morning. It was then was wife (not very politely), asked if anybody thought it was a bit odd. That somebody who came in partially paralysed should be sent home, and told to come back to-morrow. In the comments that passed over the next few minutes, a young doctor intervened. Asking what’s going on. It didn’t take long for this doctor to realise that further investigations needed to be carried out. Then it was a quick trip from “GLOUCESTER to BRISTOL” I suffered a massive bleed. So there I was in “FRENCHAY HOSPITAL” miles from home, wife and friend who are now driving, rushing down the motorway. I won't go into detail what happened in the next week, can’t remember much anyway. Then it was back to “GLOUCESTER ROYAL” for, what turned out to be 15 ½ weeks? A very long time for anybody, in that time my wife only missed four days visiting. It was hard for her, and my daughter to. If anyone wishes to read a fuller version of my Story, it can be found on the MEMBERS page of http://www.strokesurvivors.co.uk I will however add to this, because it's ten years down the line now. My outlook on life has changed, and I'm doing things I would never ever dreamed of. Watch out for the next installment!! I will be back Keith Henman Strokesurvivor Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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