Selah Posted January 4, 2021 Share Posted January 4, 2021 Hi. I will attempt to briefly introduce myself and apologize in advance if I have messed up on the ‘rules’. My brain is a bit fuzzy. 😜 I had just finished a little get together with three of my grandkids and sat down to have popcorn when suddenly the head and neck ache hit me. At that moment I remembered hearing a man on the radio talk about the headache that would kill. He said call 911 and tell them that, and they would have a heads up about what was happening...so I told my daughter to call and tell them that. Within a few hours I had been airlifted to Iowa City, to the University of Iowa and had surgery. Like many of you, I have no clear memory of much that went on after that. So from 11/29 through 12/09 it is all gone, but on the 9th I remember a group of neuro surgeons were gathered around my bed and one said they had waited long enough and would put a shunt in that afternoon...and sure enough, I ‘woke up’ about 7:00 that evening and I had stopped vomiting and the headache was at least tolerable. From there I was transferred to a rehab facility on the 11th and then discharged to go home on the 17th. I really am only now beginning to understand how serious this has been, and still is. I have always been a very positive person, so I have been taken off guard that a little fear has crept into my head and heart. I do not like that, AND I want to be wise about what I am facing. Physically I really am doing well as far as any disability from the SAH. It is mainly my brain and all those thoughts and emotions that go on there that are ‘tripped up’. Plus of course the nagging headache. Thank you for the advice to stay hydrated. I am really working on that, as well as deep breathing. 😁 I had just last year, October 2019, bought a house and moved from my ‘marriage home’ as my husband of 38 years decided he did not want to be married anymore; so, I have had an even more interesting 2020 than the COVID stuff. But I was doing well and getting adjusted. I simply really believe God is with me, that I am not alone. That is a big part of the message I read from you all as I look at all of your posts. This is a safe place. That is what I need. thank you so much. 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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