the quine Posted February 21, 2009 Share Posted February 21, 2009 First may I apologise if this question has already been answered elsewhere - I have had a look but there is sooooo much info I am not sure where to find relevant subjects already discussed!! :? I had my SAH in May 2008 and apart from some minor self confidence & emotional issues feel I have made a pretty good recovery. I am currently seeing a physio for neck & shoulder pain (experience pins & needles in the hands at night) this is due to muscular postural problems brought about from being an enforced 'couch potato' for 3-4 months, now I am exercising again there are signs of improvement! My query however is with hospital follow up treatments? I was admitted to hospital (which is a story in itself) for a 6mth angiogram & MRI scan, however due to emergency admissions, lack of beds & time constraints only the MRI was done. I was sent home & told the angiogram may not be neccessary but that it depended on the wishes of my Consultant. Not knowing the results of my scan I waited....and waited....and waited some more! After nearly 3 months and many phone calls I was eventually informed that the angiogram would not be needed & my scan results were "satisfactory". I therefore would be contacted by the Neuro Clinic in TWO YEARS for a further check up??? I do not want to make a fuss or insist this is wrong but I was under the impression that SAH survivors were seen annually? Is there not a risk or possibility of coils compacting or a further bleed that needs to be monitored? I am happy to get on with my life, and am trying to do so, but I want to be confident that any problems will be detected BEFORE it's too late. So please can you tell me what others have experienced, what is the average/normal/expected intervals between tests & clinics? My GP is good but seems to know little about this condition & always refers me back to the hospital with queries. Am I being paranoid - probably? Do I need reassuring? I do need to know whether I should be asking for an appointment sooner than 2 years!! Cheers Jane Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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