JoJoC Posted October 28, 2018 Share Posted October 28, 2018 First of all, I feel like an imposter here as mine seems minor comapared to many stories I have read. Where do I start? The day it happened was a very normal day. I was feeling great. I started the day at the gym and had a good day at work. I got home from work and was bringing my bags in the house when I suddenly got the most intense horrible headache of my entire life. I got upstairs took a few Advil, started to lay on the bed, but decided I wanted to be downstairs when my husband and the kids got home so I could tell them. (Mostly, I was thinking I didn’t want to have to yell down the stairs when I had this awful headache.) A few minutes later, I had grabbed a pillow and laid down on the playroom floor as I heard the garage door opening. The kids came up and then got my husband. They rushed me to the emergency room where they did a CT, determined I had blood around my brain and put me in an ambulance to a different hospital with a Neuro ICU. Once there, I had another CT w/ contrast to see if they could see an aneurysm, but there was none. So, they settled me in the room for the night and then, the next morning they took me for a cerebral angiogram and still found nothing. My diagnosis was a subarachnoid Hemorrhage and I was monitored for a week in the ICU for stroke. After 7 days and a MRI/MRA, I was released from the ICU. A day later, I was released from the hospital without answers. There was a vague mention from the neuro surgeon a few days earlier about maybe a capillary burst. He had also mentioned my limitations when I was released, one of which was no yoga. Yoga is what keeps me sane (and the mildest of my workouts) This kind of shocked and scared of me, but he said we would talk more about it before I left. However, on the day I was released, I did not talk to neuro and when I called their office, I was told I did not need a follow up. I was pretty much dismissed by them. On the one hand, this feels positive to me, it means there is no immediate/critical concern. On the other hand, I have a lot of questions that were left unanswered. I was home another week and half and then I went back to work. I have been back to work for 2 weeks, I am feeling pretty good, but getting tired and I still have headaches. I just want the back to where I was. I am 42 and I was extremely active before this happened. I worked out pretty hardcore 6 days a week. I just feel so blah and just wonder when/if I will feel “normal” again. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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