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Old 09-19-2018, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default About this time, 10 years ago ...

I had just had a big bowl of pho, and was on my way home, and in about an hour my brain would explode.

You have those moments in your life, that you will always vividly remember, and this is one of mine.

I was laying on the couch, watching TV after a half day at the office. It was a Friday. I got up to go to the kitchen, and half way across the living room it felt like someone hit me in the head with a baseball bat. I fell to my knees in pain.

Thinking it was just a bad headache, I tried everything to get rid of it. By the time Tina got home, I was sitting in our garden tub full of cold water, with a cold wet towel over my head, puking. Even still, I thought I'd power through it, and told her that I'd just take a nap and I'd be OK. An hour or so later she convinced me to go to the ER.

The ER was empty. I puked again in the waiting room restroom. They quickly shuffled me back for a CT scan, and gave me some morphine shortly after. Next thing I know, my aunt and uncle were there and I was being loaded on a helicopter for a ride downtown.

I'd had a subarachnoid hemorrhage and the ER doctor told Tina that he didn't expect me to live.

I spent the next seven days in the neurotrauma ICU at Memorial Herman. I was fully conscious, but heavily drugged, and felt like I was one of the only "healthy" people in that unit. Several people came in, that didn't make it out, and some came in that never made a sound. I couldn't see them, but I could hear everything that was going on. The whole time, the doctors told my family that I'd likely be a vegetable, if I went home at all. On the eighth day, I proved them all wrong and they moved me to a private room where I finally got a shower and some decent sleep. On the tenth day, I went home.

The doctors couldn't tell me why it happened or if it would happen again, but he did say that it hadn't stopped bleeding on it's own, I'd have died in about another second or so.

Here's to 10 years, explosion free!
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:48 PM   #2
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Wow, glad you made it, and glad your able to go on living a good life!
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:55 PM   #3
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Kevin, I remember that like it was yesterday! And back then, I didn't even know you except on here!! I remember I had my wife stop in and visit with you, Tina and some other family members... We sort'a been buds ever since... Funny what brings people together and all...
Sure glad you've been good to go to this point. Here's to another hunert years or so...
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:06 PM   #4
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God had other plans for you brother.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:07 PM   #5
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Glad ya still here though fella!
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:12 PM   #6
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WoW, what a story.Congrats on your fortune.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:13 PM   #7
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Wow.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:17 PM   #8
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Thats intense. Glad you pulled through. Scary stuff that goes on in our bodies sometimes.


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Old 09-19-2018, 02:24 PM   #9
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Glad you made it out, i had similar issue with a fractured skull and hemorrhage on the brain but the thing i went a week like that before going doctor, my head should thobe anytime i laid down and felt like i was always drunk. Once they seem it on ct i was rushed to surgery and after 3 days icu and 1 day in normal room i was good to go.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:29 PM   #10
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Not many people can tell a story like that let alone live one! Happy that you made it through without any noticeable cognitive difficulties. So I would say that yes you powered through it!
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:45 PM   #11
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No PHO for me !!!! Now tall got lil man....God is good!!

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Old 09-19-2018, 03:00 PM   #12
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:52 PM   #13
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No PHO for me !!!! Now tall got lil man....God is good!!

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Amen to that! I've never had it and don't know what it is but I'm not about to start!

Glad your able to tell your story!
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:56 PM   #14
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Donít know if I ever knew about that. Dang, sure glad your ok.


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Old 09-19-2018, 05:23 PM   #15
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Glad you're still here, Kevin.
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:38 PM   #16
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I do not post here anymore but when I saw your post I had to respond. My beautiful wife had a massive stroke two years ago. I was at home in my office and she walked down the hallway by me - she was walking in a strange manner and I said "Hon are you ok?" She turned and looked at me with a totally blank look with food falling out of her mouth.

Long story short she had a massive stroke. I called 911 - two weeks later after a long hospital stay the doctors were all dumbfounded - she had no permanent damage or signs of a stroke. I learned through the process that you better not ignore your blood pressure - if it is high then sooner or later you may face a life changing event.

The good Lord spared my wife - today she is totally back to normal and doing well.

It sounds to me like you too were spared by Gods grace - you Sir were one of the fortunate ones as my wife was - make the best of your life as God spared you

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Old 09-19-2018, 08:11 PM   #17
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Glad youíre still here.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:37 PM   #18
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Glad you pulled through it alright.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:41 PM   #19
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Man Kevin that’s as scary as it gets. You guys have endured so much and are to be admired. Nothing stops you guys. Keep it up. God bless you both.

Hell, You’ve even overcome your vertical shortcomings.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:03 PM   #20
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Scary stuff, glad your here to tell
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:12 PM   #21
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:36 PM   #22
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Man I just read through this again... Still gives me the creeps! The other thing I noticed is how many posters in that thread are no longer here... We're missin' some good guys.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:51 PM   #23
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Scary to think that at any given moment something like that could potentially take your life.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:55 PM   #24
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Same thing happened to my dad in March but he didnít survive it. Glad youíre still around.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:56 PM   #25
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Glad your still around, but It all makes sense now!!!
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:02 PM   #26
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I remember your struggle, Kevin! It had to be frightening for you and your family. So glad you made it, buddy!

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Old 09-19-2018, 11:07 PM   #27
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Scary stuff. Glad you're still with us, bud.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:16 AM   #28
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Dang! I was almost sure that'd been lost in one of the crashes since then.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:16 AM   #29
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Dang! I was almost sure that'd been lost in one of the crashes since then.
yea, pretty dang scary to read too, huh?!
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:22 AM   #30
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I remember it too. I'm so glad you are still here with us today.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:51 AM   #31
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Wow! Glad you are OK!!!! Scary deal!

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Old 09-20-2018, 10:05 AM   #32
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Holy wow... Prayers of thanks
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