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Positive Mental Attitude !
Member Name: jacksmum
Date: 07/09/00, updated on 11/09/00 (167 review reads)
Advantages: Positive mental attitude !!
I suffered with a brain Aneurism and had to have a craniotomy (brain surgery) to clip the little blighter. I was 18 at the time and was told very little about the outcome by my family, all I was told was that I would have to have my head shaved. I have blonde hair and was hairdressing at the time and it was like the world had ended. I am sure that if I had know more about what 'could of been' my recovery would of been a lot slower and for that I am very grateful.
After the operation, it felt like I was looking out at everyone and I KNEW that I was okay, but I couldn't tell them. I can't remember much from the first 48 hours after the op, and was only in hospital for 8 days. I had great support from all my family and friends and know that if I hadn't of laughed a lot things would of taken longer to heal (even though it hurt to laugh) I was off work for a total of 8 weeks, and I know that if you think positive it really does make such a difference.
It now feels like a lifetime ago that I was ill (12 years), and a lot of the time I forget it even happened, and its only the scar from ear to ear that reminds me, but then 3 years ago my big brother had the same thing happen to him, it was like reliving the whole thing over again, but along with my Positive thinking we all got through it again.
I am now the proud mum of a beautiful boy, which I thought I would never have and he was born by caesarean section (I didn't want to push) I have such a lot to be grateful for, and know that my positive thinking, family and the brain surgeons at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, helped me.
Please, whatever life throws at you, just think positive!