"I knew I had aneurysms" - Stories of Geraldton

 "I knew I had aneurysms because I always had headaches. This particular day I had pain shooting up my neck and I couldn’t even tie up my shoelaces. I was told no physical activity for the next two weeks. My netball grand final was that night, so me being me, off I went down there. I lasted three minutes and down I went. They knew something was very wrong and when they did a scan they told me I had a brain haemorrhage. I asked if I was gonna die, and they said they didn’t know. That was December, 2012. I have bits and pieces of memory, but nothing solid until February, 2013. I had to learn how to walk, talk, write and feed myself again. I didn’t recognise my husband, my children or my family. Everyone has a story, I have a few. Life goes on. I’m back playing netball, but nowhere near as good as I used to be. I want to run and I want to jump, and I want to use my outside arm, but I just can’t. The more I do it, the more I get used to it. I want people to know my story, because I think I can help them. Never give in, never give up, that’s my life motto."

In the footsteps of the wonderful "Humans of New York" Everything Geraldton will be publishing stories from people in our region.

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