melbury Posted August 8, 2009 Share Posted August 8, 2009 On 27th July my husband was due to have surgery on his shoulder in the late afternoon. He awoke at 6.30am that morning saying he felt that something had popped in the back of his head and when he tried to stand everything was spinning. I was terrified and wanted to contact the hospital to cancel surgery, but he was insistent that I didn't. After sleeping for a couple of hours he seemed a lot better and so he went into hospital, the operation went smoothly and he was discharged the next day. However, ever since he has been feeling dizzy and nearly falling over when he bends his head a certain way. We thought this was some kind of inner ear infection or balance problem and would just go away. On Wednesday he felt quite bad and so I took him to our GP, who sent us straight to A&E as he wanted a scan carried out. We sat there for six hours and eventually he was admitted to the hospital. The next day he had a CT scan and an MRI scan and both were completely normal. I was so thrilled and felt happier than I had for days. This was to be very shortlived though. I assumed they would let him come home, but the consultant was insistent that he had a lumbar puncture just to be certain that all was OK. Even the doctor doing the lumbar puncture thought it was just academic and the results would be fine and I set off for home waiting for the call that I could go and collect him. Instead of this I get a call saying he is being transferred to Frenchay Hospital that very night because there was blood in the sample taken. I am just in pieces - total shock - like I am in some surreal nightmare that I can't wake up from. I was so glad that he got through the shoulder operation OK, as last time he had an operation it was very traumatic and something went wrong with anaesthetising him and he hasn't been able to talk for nearly two years. When I spoke to the hospital earlier I was told they are going to do a CT angiogram. I am just so scared that I will lose him, I don't know what treatment he will need and how safe it will be. It is nearly two weeks since the initial bleed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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