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Re: René

Unread postby kenzie_matt » 28 November 2019, 05:47

Brenden wrote:Spoke with the neurologist today and he’s very not-concerned with René’s current condition and happy with his fast recovery. Not much chance of a spontaneous reoccurrence.

Glad to hear that! Thanks for keeping us posted.
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Re: René

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 28 November 2019, 15:54

Brenden wrote:Spoke with the neurologist today and he’s very not-concerned with René’s current condition and happy with his fast recovery. Not much chance of a spontaneous reoccurrence.

Good to hear. Get him online so we can yell at him for scaring us.
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Re: René

Unread postby Brenden » 28 November 2019, 23:15

Just before René’s sister and I left the hospital this afternoon, René’s neurologist visited again and said because he’s doing so well he might not have to go to the stroke recovery unit of our local hospital at all and they could possibly discharge him from where he is. So tomorrow hopefully a physiotherapist will be around to assess him and he could be back home by tomorrow evening or Saturday!
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Re: René

Unread postby lightnight » 28 November 2019, 23:16

Good to know and Best of luck!
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Re: René

Unread postby AGIS » 29 November 2019, 05:01

How scary. I just had a friend of mine go to the hospital for an aneurysm almost on the exact same day. I'm glad Rene' turned out okay(ish?). I remember he was great at playing piano. Hope he can get back to normal soon.
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Re: René

Unread postby Brenden » 29 November 2019, 22:22

René is now sleeping soundly in our own bed!

His neurologist said he doesn’t think René’s case can even be classified as a “stroke” because he doesn’t see any signs of there being dead brain cells. Just a haemorrhage that put pressure on his nerves.

So rather than having him transferred to the stroke recovery unit of our local hospital, he had a physiotherapist visit him right away at this hospital to assess him for walking and such and give the go-head for him to be discharged.

After that was done and he was eventually discharged, we took an Uber to the Ikea which is practically next to the hospital and had dinner there and grabbed a few things we’ve been needing/wanted then took another Uber to Glasgow Central and then a direct train home.

Once he got back to his computer he immediately got to work fixing the forum (sorry about the downtime, guys), after which he was very tired and went to bed.


So, now it’s almost exactly one week later, and life can hopefully start to return to normal. I’m still traumatised by the initial experience (I’m still having flashbacks, and I’m so scared, perhaps irrationally so, that it’s going to happen again), but also very appreciative and thankful.
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Re: René

Unread postby Jzone » 30 November 2019, 02:53

Brenden wrote:I’m still traumatised by the initial experience (I’m still having flashbacks, and I’m so scared, perhaps irrationally so, that it’s going to happen again), but also very appreciative and thankful.

We can justify fear by saying it is a reasonable response to a threat, but the experience during fear is entirely irrational. Emotion takes over and we are lucky if we don't knock ourselves unconscious running into a brick wall. If you know the drug interaction that caused this episode, René can at least avoid that in the future. Hopefully your fear will subside as he returns to his usual self. I'm glad he is home with you.
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Re: René

Unread postby acpro » 30 November 2019, 03:22

Brenden wrote:So, now it’s almost exactly one week later, and life can hopefully start to return to normal. I’m still traumatised by the initial experience (I’m still having flashbacks, and I’m so scared, perhaps irrationally so, that it’s going to happen again), but also very appreciative and thankful.


I'm glad René is back home and doing better.

I'm sorry I didn't ask how you were doing earlier...but how are you? I'm guessing you were there when it happened? I'm sure that was scary.

I witnessed my dad have either a stroke or some type of unconsciousness event last year (he hadn't shown a stroke before in his MRI's but after this event he did--we can't say for certain it's from that event but it's reasonable to assume it was). It was one of the top scariest moments of my life. Him not being able to speak, hunched over, pissing himself, etc. Veryyyy scary. We were at the hospital when it happened thankfully.

I hope you're doing better, too!
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Re: René

Unread postby Brenden » 30 November 2019, 05:52

I’m still really worked up about the situation. My blood pressure and pulse have been elevated all week, although they’ve been slowly going down. Being at the hospital in the harsh lights and sterile rooms is really anxiogenic.

Now he’s home, sleeping next to him is also stressful, and I’m not getting much sleep tonight. I keep worrying about every little thing that doesn’t seem normal, like his breathing patterns or swallowing sounds.

I keep feeling so scared that I’m going to lose him. I was already worried about it for the last year since his father died, the first person in my life not to die of old age. Now this experience just has seemed to crystallise the anxiety even more.
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Re: René

Unread postby rxxli » 1 December 2019, 00:45

I am really glad that things are slowly returning to normal.

But yes... having gone through something somewhat similar with my mother (although the only thing that was evidently wrong with her was pain in her arm - but then some tests showed signs of a mild stroke while the MRI showed nothing) was really scary. It’s been more than a year since that and I am still worried about her a lot.
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Re: René

Unread postby Derek » 1 December 2019, 02:00

That's funny. My dad had a stroke a while back and I'm still not worried at all.
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Re: René

Unread postby acpro » 1 December 2019, 05:30

Brenden wrote:I’m still really worked up about the situation. My blood pressure and pulse have been elevated all week, although they’ve been slowly going down. Being at the hospital in the harsh lights and sterile rooms is really anxiogenic.

Now he’s home, sleeping next to him is also stressful, and I’m not getting much sleep tonight. I keep worrying about every little thing that doesn’t seem normal, like his breathing patterns or swallowing sounds.

I keep feeling so scared that I’m going to lose him. I was already worried about it for the last year since his father died, the first person in my life not to die of old age. Now this experience just has seemed to crystallise the anxiety even more.


My only advice is to keep your eye out, follow the doctors orders, eat well etc...things you guys already do anyway. If your blood pressure and pulse are elevated maybe you should visit the dr?

Also, sometimes just random things happen and you cannot predict it. Once you've done everything you both can do, try not to worry too much. Easier said than done, but you have to find that happy middle ground, so you both don't lose your minds. I have a lot of recent experience with this unfortunately and there's only so much worrying you can allow yourself before it starts eating you up. Obviously, there's a healthy amount of worrying--I don't want to downplay it. The healthy worrying will help you pick up the patterns and abnormalities that you mentioned looking out for.

Anyway, sending you guys my best wishes for a speedy healthy recovery.
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Re: René

Unread postby Brenden » 1 December 2019, 08:54

acpro wrote:My only advice is to keep your eye out, follow the doctors orders, eat well etc...things you guys already do anyway. If your blood pressure and pulse are elevated maybe you should visit the dr?

Yesterday afternoon I had my first return-to-my-normal low BP reading on our machine thankfully. :)
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Re: René

Unread postby René » 1 December 2019, 09:03

Thanks a lot for your thoughts and prayers, everyone! :keke:

It's good to be back home after my "dramatic recovery" as my consultant neurosurgeon Mr Canty described it, although my stay at the Institute of Neurological Sciences at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow couldn't have been more pleasant. All the nurses, the doctors and the nice guy who took my food orders were really sweet and fun to be around, and the food was surprisingly delicious. I wouldn't have expected better from an expensive restaurant. I asked the staff to convey my compliments to the chef.

I felt very spoiled with 4 meals a day in bed, of which two were usually 3 courses, meaning 2 desserts per day (e.g. apple or rhubarb crumble in custard or ice cream).

And it was fantastic to have Marmaduke (who drove up from London straight away) and my mom (who flew in from the Netherlands) with us there in the first few days and later my sister, who interrupted her world travels, flew back from Thailand and will be staying with us for another week or two. :keke:

I'm so happy with the health service here in Scotland! No messing around with insurers or other private companies that want to make a profit off your illness, no bills, co-pays or deductibles; the hospitals are owned and run by the government, with all costs (including for medications) coming out of progressive central taxation (at the low end of which the tax rate is 0%), and ultimately the cost per capita is significantly lower than in other developed countries, while everyone is covered.

There's no country I'd rather fall ill in (or pay taxes and fund public services in) than Scotland. :)

Right now I mainly just feel thankful, maybe tired a bit more often and in need of some practice to get my typing speed back up and get back into playing the piano. Even though I didn't have a "stroke" and there's no evidence of cell death, a lot of the "muscle memory" in my left hand seems to have disappeared and will need to be re-established, which is annoying. I have no problem walking and there have been no cognitive sequelae.
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Re: René

Unread postby Jacketh » 1 December 2019, 10:05

Glad you're back home and have recovered really well so far René! :hug:

I sincerely hope you won't be enjoying them four meals a day again :D
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Re: René

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 1 December 2019, 10:29

René wrote:I'm so happy with the health service here in Scotland! No messing around with insurers or other private companies that want to make a profit off your illness, no bills, co-pays or deductibles; the hospitals are owned and run by the government, with all costs (including for medications) coming out of progressive central taxation (at the low end of which the tax rate is 0%), and ultimately the cost per capita is significantly lower than in other developed countries, while everyone is covered.

There's no country I'd rather fall ill in (or pay taxes and fund public services in) than Scotland. :)

Keep it up and Derek will have no choice but to take back his thoughts and prayers. :oface:

I’m glad you’re back and doing well, pedantic as ever. :3 Do you know what may have caused this?
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Re: René

Unread postby René » 1 December 2019, 16:32

Jacketh wrote:I sincerely hope you won't be enjoying them four meals a day again :D

The trouble is that now my body expects to get dessert a lot more often than we normally have it at home :P
We've had to dig up our no-added-sugar custard and Angel Delight sachets.

I also think lying in bed all day for a week made me far too used to lying down all the time, which is not ideal when you're trying to get back into being wakeful and productive (though I'm sure Brenden would argue it's a good thing and I should be getting all the rest I can...).

poolerboy0077 wrote:I’m glad you’re back and doing well, pedantic as ever. :3 Do you know what may have caused this?

I'm quite certain I know what caused it. It was a drug interaction that was far more serious than I expected, leading to a spike in blood pressure, combined with weak connective tissue due to my weird version of Marfan Syndrome (I have a marfanoid morphology while a genetic test has shown I have a version of the fibrillin-1 gene that's only been encountered in like 1 other person, and whose clinical consequences are unestablished).

Furthermore, my normal blood pressure is like 90/60, so very low, with a supposedly low risk of cardiovascular disease, but I theorise (and the neurosurgeon concurs) that that means my body is only used to ever dealing with low pressures, and that chronic (even asymptomatic) lowish blood pressure like this is actually a risk factor for events of this nature.

I did immediately take some etizolam and clonidine to get my blood pressure down after I got the thunderclap headache and measured my BP at over 200/100, which I've been told probably limited the damage.
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Re: René

Unread postby LouisFl » 2 December 2019, 01:53

I'm new here and just read this thread. Seems like the whole experience was very scary, not only for you but also the people around you and on the forum who love you. When you are surrounded with family and friends like you have I think of the song, "You'll never walk alone."

Welcome back.
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Re: René

Unread postby acpro » 2 December 2019, 02:18

Etizolam ... I've been reading a lot about in the last 5 years.

Do you know which drug interaction? Recreational or prescribed? Not that it matters but it helps for other people who might be worried about having something similar at such a young age.

EDIT: Related fact: Troye Sivan also has Marfan Syndrome
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Re: René

Unread postby Derek » 2 December 2019, 02:20

poolerboy0077 wrote:Keep it up and Derek will have no choice but to take back his thoughts and prayers. :oface:

I'm perfectly capable of recognizing how much better the healthcare system is in Scotland than it is here, thank you. But also I don't have take back my thoughts or prayers because I never tried to revive René psychically.
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