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support for all people affected
by brain haemorrhage

      Keith's Story

      I was sitting by my PC at about 6.00 in the morning on 2nd Dec 2008 (my sons 18th birthday) when I felt like I had been shot in the head.  I have never felt a pain so bad in all my life.

      After a few minutes, well I think it was a few minutes, my head started to go tight and it felt like something was pumping round inside my head. I told the wife and I tried to get an appointment to see my doctor.  I was told they couldn’t fit me in on that day so I got ready to go to work; but the wife said I best pop in to the local ‘drop-in’ Centre to get it checked over.  The drop-in centre looked me over and said I would need to go to my local hospital in Liverpool to make sure everything was ok.

      When I got there they sent me for a scan. When the results came back they said I’d had a bleed on the brain and would need to be moved to the Walton Centre.

      They sent me for a second scan but put a dye in first so they could have a good look at what was going on.

      The scan showed I had a SAH (subarachnoid haemorrhage) at the front of my head from an aneurysm and they also found a second large aneurysm at the back of my head.

      The doctor took my wife and one of my sons to one side and told them I would need an operation within 48 hours.

      Both of my aneurysm and Haemorrhage were coiled on the 4th Dec 2008.  I was allowed home after 8 days.

      I still have scans and I am just waiting to see if I need another operation due to a back filling.

      (Note; without the wife saying I needed to get my head checked over I wouldn’t be here now).