Yesterday was a very strange experience, not as bad as I expected but still not pleasant. I know I can be smutty, almost vulgar in my humor but I'm still quite a self conscious person and being exposed as I was yesterday is something I struggle with. Still it had to be done and the brain angiogram was not painful at all, just flashing lights in my head and a bad taste in my mouth.
During the procedure I had the opportunity to talk to and thank my Consultant for saving my life, his reply was very touching .. "No need to thank me Rhian, I consider it a privileged to be able to do what I do." Where would we be without people like him and his team at that fantastic hospital eh? Anyway he was pleased with the stent and coiling and said that really all I need now is a few MRI's over the next few years. He pointed out that I may have to live with the headaches, the fatigue, the puddled memory and the people who just don't get it because they can't see the scars; but as I told him it is usually easier to tell people that your "fine" than try and explain, he didn't agree!
Thank you so much to the 4 lots of family/friends who got me there and back yesterday .. over to you for TLC now MR S.