May 21, 2004 I suffered a burst aneurysm in my head. Reading the remarkable stories posted within our Forum Discussions have really educated me that aneurysms are much more common that I believed then or was even aware of. I sympathize with all who lost love ones and rejoice for all who survived. My survival was truly remarkable in 2004. I went to St. Francis Hospital for treatment and was transferred to California Pacific Medical Center on May 21, 2004 where I underwent a left frontal temporal craniotomy clipping. I still do not know why the decision was made to transfer me to CPMC. If I had gone to a different hospital and had different Neurological Examinations, Neurovascular Examinations, Motor Examinations, Sensory Examinations, Deep Tendon Reflexes and Emergency Treatment Assessments for dysarthria, dysphagia and a near Syncopal Episode in my Speech Therapy session, I don't think the outcome would have been as favorable for me as it was.
Postoperatively, I was placed on Nimotop, Percocet, Oxycodone and Methadone and continued to have a dysarthria and dysphagia which explains why I do not remember any of these occurrences. A Gastrostomy Feeding Tube Insertion which placed a Feeding Tube through my skin and the stomach wall, directly into my stomach and was not removed until after my out patient speech therapy ended in Sept. of 2004. I truly believe that I survived that event because of excellent medical care, Divine Intervention, and a sheer will to live to continue my mission on Earth.
I am very interested in hearing your story with similar circumstances. Medical Technology sure has come a long way since 2004.