Subarachnoid hemorrhage.

On Friday the 31st August I had a subarachnoid hemorrhage. I was busy in the back garden, when suddenly I felt nauseous. I had to stop what I was doing and just go in. To cut a long story short, after a bout of sickness I suddenly felt this pressure in my head and my ears started to ring louder and louder, it felt like they were going to burst and the pressure in my head, that also felt like it would pop. I’ve had some wicked headaches over the years disabling ones, this felt like one of them to begin with… This one though, something told me it wasn’t right.,. I went and lay down, assuming my normal position with one of them headaches, of my head pushed back tightly into my neck to try and stem the pounding that is mind blowingly painful and breathing rapidly through my mouth, so I won’t be sick…. I remember coughing and the pain it caused me, Stephen heard it and came up to the bed, said it didn’t sound right.ย  I asked him to get an ambulance…..

I don’t really remember much after that until I came around in ITU. I tried to sit up, but was told I couldn’t….

I had two coils put in two anourisms in the front left side, in that operation, they found five anourisms all in all. The front two and one of the back ones were big. The other 2, also in the back, are much smaller. They coiled the larger back one two weeks later.

Miraculously I have no brain damage! I passed all the tests!๐Ÿ˜ I feel so blessed, I can’t put into words the gratitude I feel! I can still draw, paint, play guitar, ( that took a little bit of working at to remember my songs and flow them together.. )

I’m still a bit weak, so no heavy gardening or household stuff for a while. It’s light duties for me… ( Yawn… So boring…) ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll behave myself though, because those surgeons saved my life, not only that, I have no brain damage! How clever are they, the mind boggles!!!ย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ถ

I started a picture just before all this happened, I finished it in the hospital.. ๐Ÿ˜

It’s calledย  ” New begginings. ” Seemed a fitting title.


I met some beautiful people on that ward, will never forget them. ๐Ÿ™‚ย I plan to get in touch with the onesย  that gave me their contact details again, once I’m back on form. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also did a couple of other little paintings in there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Talk about a bolt out of the blue and life changing event!!!ย  Didn’t see that one coming, but it gave me insights and life lessons I couldn’t have envisioned…

I’ve been home for two weeks now, I slept for the first week, and ate and ate and ate….. when I was awake, I lost a bit of weight, went below the BMI rate. Hopefully all the stuffing of my face will soon sort that one out. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฌ That’s only between healthy stuff though. ๐Ÿ™„ We’ll they said I need to put weight on..๐Ÿ˜

Right on that note, I’m feeling a little peckish, mmm…. Oooeerrr Ice cream!!! ๐Ÿ˜

See you later๐Ÿ˜ …… ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ


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2 Responses to Subarachnoid hemorrhage.

  1. Lady Jude says:

    I had been wondering how you were as your Facebook page seems to have vanished. Sorry to read about the stroke it must have been very scary for you.. Glad that there’s no permanent damage done as your art means the world to you, just can’t image what life would be like without playing your guitar and doing your arts and crafts.. Look after your health Jennifer xx

    • Hi Jude, I deleted my FB page and now have one in my proper name. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a brain hemorrhage I had, luckily no stroke. I do feel very lucky and will be making sure I make the most of my life from here on in. ๐Ÿ˜ I hope you are well and life is treating you good. ๐Ÿ™‚ Big hugs! Xxx.

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