Annie Posted December 3, 2006 Share Posted December 3, 2006 Dear Brain Gang Friends, I just watched the first episode of the Brain Hospital which Keith kindly sent to me. Jack watched it with me, and I must say I am deeply moved. In fact, I found myself in tears long before the teary parts began! I guess it was a little overwhelming to "be" back in the hospital and "experiencing" a bit of what we went through before. Several things surprised me too. The SAH fellow had his angio which all seemed very familiar, and then because I hadn't seen the coiling video which you all had, I was a little surprised at how similar it was to an angio as far as getting in there to do the job and getting out again anyway. The coiling was very interesting, and I am so grateful that the procedure is available for all of my new friends here. We are ALL so lucky, that's for sure. The other thing that surprised me was that that patient was out of the hospital walking around and "smelling the roses" after such a short time. Right now I can't remember if it was 2 days or 2 weeks for him (memory!!!) but either way, it was SHORT compared to my recovery and I didn't have an aneurysm! I was very ill at home for 7 weeks and had some serious trouble with walking for quite some time. So, it goes to show how very differently this event effects us all. Another reason I need to get my "story" on line here, so it can help someone who has a similar experience. I was surprised that this affected me as much as it did. I revisited those feelings of vulnerability that have haunted me some since the hospital. Thanks, Keith, for sending it to me here in Ohio. It did not play on my dvd machine after all, but just as you said, it worked on the computer. As I promised, I am donating a toy to the Christmas clearing house in your name. Something for a boy.... hmmm..... maybe a Frankenstein! or a doctor kit! What I really want to do tonight in the worst way is run to a pub and meet you all there and have a good hug and a cry. I am really pulling for those of you that are struggling with tougher issues than mine, and I look forward to the day when we can all celebrate together our being past the worst of it. Then of course, there will be new members coming along and I expect many of us will stay a part of this to help out a little if we can. I feel really frustrated that there's not a group here. I am tempted to contact my hospital about that, but fear being asked to start one and monitor it, which I am not prepared to do. But I might take up being a pest until THEY do it. Well, enough rambling. Love you all, Annie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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