ann_calgary Posted August 12, 2020 Share Posted August 12, 2020 Hello everyone, My name is Ann from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I had my first SAH December 10, 2010. My ruptured aneurysm was coiled. This site was very helpful to me during that time. I was grateful to know that I was not alone. It took me 10 months to fully recover and Behind the Gray has been my constant and loyal companion. Although, I was not an active participant I found comfort in knowing you were all in “my team.” Fast forward to July 16th, 2020 around 9pm, I was in bed trying to sleep. My 7 year old son came to the room and asked if I would watch TV with him. As I was getting up, I felt a sharp pain on my head and felt pressure as intense as the one I felt almost 10 years ago. My husband took me to emergency. I remember bits and pieces of that night. I woke up the next day in a hospital bed. Two doctors came to talk to my husband and I. It was the same aneurysm from 2010 ruptured again. The coils somehow detached. They were unsure if coiling would work again or if they have to put a stent. I was annoyed that they would discuss this in front of me. It made me really scared that I might die. I was sad that I couldn’t even hug my son before I go to surgery. Only 2 designated visitors are allowed per patient and no children younger than 14 because of Covid. Thank God the surgery was successful. They had to put 4 new coils. There’s a discussion of putting a stent 4-6 months from now. I have mixed emotions about this but if it needs to be done I’m all for it. I go back and forth to wondering why? Why again? I vividly remember asking my Neurosurgeon in 2010 the likelihood of this happening again and he said it’s unlikely. I had scheduled CT scans and MRIs every anniversary after my first SAH. In 2016, it was cancelled for some reason. It was rescheduled for 2018. I believe because of budget cuts. I urged my family doctor to book me one and it’s scheduled this December 2020. Would they have seen the coils falling off had they kept my scans? I guess we’ll never know. I wanted to share my story and hope it might help someone. I wish I advocated for myself more to have the yearly scans. Knowing what I know now, I will definitely fight for it. Thank you for reading my story and thank you for keeping up the site to support all of us. It means a lot! ❤️ Ann 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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