My husband collapsed from SAH 15/10/13. Was sent to Sheffield Hallamshire Hospital. He had a ruptured Dissecting PICA Aneurysm which was on an artery supplying his brain stem. This could not be coiled or clipped as it would cause major stroke. Luckily Sheffield has one of the 4 surgeons in the UK able to perform bypass ops. On 4th December he had an 11 hour op to build a bypass artery around the aneurysm. This is a very new operation and it is very risky, possibility of death or stroke as the blood supply has to be stopped. However my husband did not suffer a stroke and came home on Christmas Eve. He tires very easily and twitches and talks in his sleep but when we think that he was not expected to live through the first night this pales into insignificance. Even his memory is not overly affected. Just got to build his strength back up now. So grateful to the genius of a surgeon that gave me my husband back.
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