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Re: cerebellar aneurism

Re: cerebellar aneurism

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Posted by bruce on August 30, 1999 at 19:01:00:

In Reply to: cerebellar aneurism posted by Joe D. on July 30, 1999 at 05:39:42:

: I turned 44 in April 1998...I was in good shape (not great) for my age for I was a hospital corpsman (US Navy Reserves)
: with a Marine Corp unit. While vacationing in a remote island in the Philippines, I had a stroke. It happened on the afternoon of August 6, 1998 while I was
: in a restaurant waiting for food i ordered. The symptoms were these: Profuse sweating, nausea, vomitting (which lasted for hours) loss of equilibrium, sudden ringing
: in both ears, vertigo and loss of strength....I thought it was just food poisoning or the water (I just arrived from the US a week earlier). The same night I was brought
: by the hotel staff to a small clinic upon my request...I spent the night at the clinic with all the symptoms present.The doctor on duty didn't have a clue what was wrong
: with me. The next day, at 6 am I walked out of the clinic. I felt fine!!! I went back to the hotel and ordered a huge breakfast, which I propmtly vomitted after settling in
: my stomach. For the next few days I walked around enjoying my stay in this island....I occasionally feel the nausea and vomitted a few trimes but that was it..On the night
: of August 12th, all the symptoms I mentioned earlier started to bother me again, and this time, each of them were magnified...I decided to go back to the main island the next day
: taking the ferry (the trip lasted 16 hours) and I slept restlessly the whole trip....In the morning of the 13th I felt fine!!! When I reached the main island I checked in at another hotel
: thinking that i could rest the whole day and hoping that all the symptoms will be gone....The morning of the 14th, I got up of bed to go to the bathroom....Then I found out that I could not
: get out of bed!! Everytime I try to stand up, I kept falling backwards! I tried to call the front desk but i could not see the telephone..It took me a great while to feel my way until I was able
: to let the front desk know I needed help....I tried to put on my pants but i couldn't!!!!! I know right there and then that I should go to the nearest hospital and get some help....And all the while
: I was still thinking it was food poisoning!!!! Maybe I had passed out because the next thing I knew was that I was lying down in the guerney of a hospital!!! Then I heard a female doctor
: tell the morning crew that what symptoms I had were "classic symptoms" of a person who had a stroke!!!!! And she was holding my hand while she was addressing a group of student nurses, while
: a nurse was starting an IV .....Then it dawned on me!!!! I HAD A STROKE A WEEK AGO!!!! I walked around for a week after I was hit by a cerebellar embolism!!!! I spent the next week in the ICU and another
: 3 weeks on the ward.....(stop)

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