I am new here and just want to share my story.
On the 8th of April, 2010 I left my home in Chicago
and drove all night to see my son in Ft. Bragg NC.
I arrived in Fayetteville NC about 10am on the 9th.
I thought I made pretty good time. After a haircut and
a quick lunch, I decided to take a few hours to sleep.
My son wasn't due to meet me until around 4 or 5pm.
I sat down on the end of the hotel bed and kicked off
my shoes. The next thing I knew is that I thought I was
shot by a gun in the back of my head. My arms and
legs locked up, my eyes and mouth closed tight. I really
thought I was about to die. Somehow I was able to open
my left eye and my world was spinning. I fell off the bed as i stared to violently vomit. At that time a woman was walking past my room and heard me. She called out to me to see if I was ok. I was able somehow to tell her 9-1-1. Before I knew it I was on the was to a care station. Through a C.A.T scan there they told me my brain looked like it blew up. They were not prepered to handle this type of situation. At midnight I was Helivaced to to UNC Neuro Center in Chaple Hills NC. through MRI and angiogram they were able to determine that a blew an AVM. They didnt know why I was still alive and alert. I had never loss conciousness. 6 days later they did brain surgery and clipped it off. It's been a slow steady recovery, but I am believed to be able to make a full one. I have just a little double vision, which is getting better and some weakness in my legs. Bless GOD Shawn K Brown