caz Posted August 18, 2009 Share Posted August 18, 2009 (edited) Hi all, my name is carol and i come from wiltshire. I had an sah on 30th march 2008. A few days leading up to it i had a bad headache and put it down to pressure at work. on the morning it ll happened i had been for a swim,shopping in town and done some lunch and then bang! the next few hours were frightening in one way and peaceful in others. my husband phoned the local hospital who thought it was migraine and told me to sleep it off (not too hard when you are in and out of conciousness) eventually after an hour of sickness, slurring words not being with it at all and losing my sight my husband spoke to hospital again and they said to bring me in. first thought was meningitis but they did ct scan and then realised what had happened and sent me off by ambulance to oxford. they were fantastic there and coiled the sah and also found a larger aneurysm which they coiled also. i went back to work mid june 2008 although looking back it was stupid as i couldnt cope or manage well but i had always been super woman and thought i could do anything. after 6 months went for angio and the larger aneurysm needed clipping as coils were not holding. the neck was widening. after a few cancellations i eventually went in may 4th 2009 for craniotomy. again drs and nurses were wonderful and i managed to come home after a week although pain sent me back in by ambulance 2 days later. occupational therapy and physio were then put into place and i came home the next day with a lot of support. But who am i now? dizziness headaches tiredness confusion memory is awful and cant stand lots of noise. where do you get the answers? i was hoping to go back to work after 8 weeks but that hasnt happened and i dont know when it will. I saw consultant last week and thankfully he is pleased with op and so all should be ok now for a while although he said it is possible the original one may need clipping or recoiling one day. where do you go from here? everyone says i look well but its not how i feel in my head. i think even friends are probably getting fed up with hearing it all, and family do their best to help but cant understand it all. Im hoping from this site i can gather information and support from others who have the same feelings as myself. I thank god i survived every day but who am i now? thank you to whoever has read this outpouring but it has been quite therapeutic. hope to get some replies take care and god bless you all carol Edited August 18, 2009 by bogbrush Name added to thread title Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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