kim0811 Posted January 15, 2009 Share Posted January 15, 2009 Hi I've been a member of BTG for a few months now but only posted for the first time a couple of days back. I probably need to introduce myself. The start of my story goes back to 1998 when my Dad died. He had an SAH on 26 Feb 1998 and a second bleed on the 3 March 1998. Sadly he wasn't well enough to have a coiling, and he died on 4 March 1998. My SAH was on 1 October 2004. It was my 21st wedding anniversary and I had the day off work. I have no memory of the day itself or for around a week or so afterwards. Apparently, I had a phone conversation with my sister around 9am and told her I was going to have a bath. My husband came in from work at 1pm and found me unconscious in the bathroom. I was just starting to come round and managed to say that I had pains in my head. Because of my family history he guessed I'd also had an SAH. I still have a large ugly burn scar on my left arm where I lay against the radiator. My aneurysm was coiled although it still has a stem or neck to it. I also have another smaller aneurysm. After 4 years, I'm still having checks at the hospital. I'm also on meds for raised blood pressure. After 6 months I returned to work, but it was 15 months before I was full time again. I consider myself to be fully recovered with no effects, apart from a poor memory at times. That could be age though!! In 2007, I took voluntary redundancy from my job as, after 28 years, I felt I needed to prove I could do something else. I moved from financial services to education and thoroughly enjoy what I'm doing now. I am now also a qualified Project Manager. I look forward to contributing to this site. Kim Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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