I have not written about this in ages, but I feel that I should because it might help someone else.
It was more than 15 years ago, and I was 52, and was just back home from work, and all of a sudden I began to feel this severe headache. I seldom had head aches,
but this one really hurt, and I found my bottle of aspirin, and I swallowed one.
Bad choice. Aspirin is good for many people, but not for someone who was close to having a major cerebral bleed. Next thing I know I am going out like a
light, and collapsing to the floor! My last thought was that this was it, and I was dying. I was very nearly right.
My grown daughter came in the house, and found me then, and called an ambulance.
They thought I might have suffered a heart attack, but at the hospital they later
learned that I had suffered an AVM bleed, and they fought to keep me alive until
I could have an operation to remove the AVM. I had never been told that I had an AVM
or anything similar.
I had that operation in a week or two, and it lasted 8 hours. I remember waking up,
and I could not even turn over in the hospital bed. I was in hospitals for two months, and at first they did not think that I would make it. I was not promised that I would
ever see my home, or family again, but my wife came there to see me often.
Then one day they told me that I was going home, but I could not walk unaided,
and I got in the house only with the help of two relatives. My two dogs looked amazed
that I was back.
It required five years to get back totally to my old self, but I am not complaining.
Thank you to the doctors, and nurses! Thank you God!
I have lived over fifteen years so far? I didn’t think I would live fifteen minutes!
If you have this, I hope that you do better even than I did! Take care!