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Stephen Ward

Hi I'm Stephen

I had a Stroke when I was 48
Like a bolt from the blue
May31  2016

What Happened??? had suffered from a subarachnoid haemorrhage, a condition where bleeding occurs in the space surrounding the brain due to an aneurysm. This diagnosis is commonly referred to as SAH and is identified by the internationally recognized ICD Code 160, which is used by medical professionals to accurately diagnose and treat such conditions. The impact of this experience has been profound, and I am grateful for the medical care I received that helped me navigate through this difficult time..
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he following is a retelling of my experience, for which I am extremely fortunate to have made it through. Sharing this account not only serves as a means of documenting it for general interest, but also holds therapeutic value for me. Please take a moment to read on.

On the morning of my stroke, I collapsed in the bathroom.
 My Wife Heide who had  quickly  established that I was F.A.S.T positive before the ambulance arrived. thenAfter an MRI at Klinikum Freising confirmed the initial diagnosis, I was airlifted to a head trauma clinic in Munich.


How do you recognise a stroke?
Stroke symptoms include:

Numbness, weakness, or paralysis on one side of the body

Slurred speech, difficulty thinking of words or understanding other people


Sudden blurred vision or sight loss

Being unsteady on your feet 
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Time is Brain!
a stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.

Gelbe Engel

statistically only 16% arrive alive at the hospital so this Yellow Angel Crew crew made sure that I wasn't the seventeenth from 100 
Effectively these Guys Saved my life!

Air Ambulance Christoph 1

after I arrived in Hospital .

Neurosurgery clipped the Bleed and I was slowly Stabilised, ad placed into an induced Coma on 31.05.2016

(1)he following stroke – consequences occurred in my episode

Sensation disorders Can only perceive sensations in individual areas of one half of the body to a limited extent or not at all. I only have20% MOBILITY and can only walk short distances with assistance, I use a wheelchair and have vastly reduced function in my left upper limb.🧑‍🦽♿♿

(2)Neglect and other attention deficit disorders

s a result of a condition called neglect, I tend to disregard the left side of my external surroundings, including my own body, which is a result of damage to the right hemisphere of my brain. Objects and stimuli located in the affected half of the space are ignored as if they are non-existent. Although my body still receives sensory inputs from the left side, I am not consciously aware of them, and I often do not notice anything in the empty space on my left. This condition has been improving, but it required extensive therapy initially.

In addition, I also suffer from speech and language disorders, which  are  a consequence of the brain damage I have Acquired

(3)speech and language disorders

Verbal communication can be impaired in different ways after a stroke So I count myself Lucky once again,. I did have some issues the speech area, or more precisely, a mild Aphasia: With this speech disorder, I could hardly make My thoughts known and became quickly frustrated often attempting to circumnavigate speech with mime and pencil on paper.

Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that occurs after damage to the language-dominant side of the brain (usually the left). Among patients with a first-time stroke, about 30 percent have aphasia.

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I want to express my sincere thanks for the immediate treatment. "that was truly Awesome work by the ambulance crew you are amazing for everything you do.”  

the ADAC Luftrettung GmbH is a German air rescue organization and operates numerous rescue and intensive care helicopters that are part of the public rescue service system in Germany. The non-profit company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ADAC Foundation and is one of the largest air rescue organizations in Europe. ADAC Luftrettung operates around 50 EC135 and H145 rescue helicopters, which take off from 37 stations on around 54,000 missions a year. The alarm is raised via the Euro emergency call (112).