Grandma had Brain Surgery

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

maniccupcake:  I’m sorry your Grandma is not well. What likely happened is that she had a slow bleed(caused by the fall) that put pressure on the brain. She likely had a change in behavior or level of consciousness that caused someone enough concern to have her taken to ER.

It must be very difficult to be away from her and not be able to visit until Friday. Tell your family that you want them to stop protecting you and that you want them to keep you informed. It is easier to deal with what we know that what is unknown.

I will keep my fingers crossed for you and your grandmother.

Post # 3
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m sorry you’re going through this. I really hope your grandma will be ok. Tell your family they have to keep you informed, worrying about what you don’t know will be worse. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. Hoping Friday comes quickly for you.

Post # 4
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m so sorry to hear this. My grandfather had a stroke about a decade ago, an intracerebral hemorrhage that was worsened by blood-thinning medication. He was complaining of a headache the previous night, and went to bed early (my grandmother pretty much ignored this, and was actually annoyed at him because they had to cancel dinner plans). She found him immobile on the floor the next morning after he fell trying to get out of bed.

I’m glad your grandmother has had surgery and is out of ICU. Seizures are not uncommon following a stroke/brain injury. I know what it’s like to have an overprotective family, my mother still regularly withholds information from me about my grandparents (like my grandfather being admitted to hospital a couple of weeks ago, she waited until he was in the clear before telling me). You need to have a conversation with your family about this. For me (as an OP has already said) it’s easier to deal with the known than the unknown. I prefer to be armed with all the facts and research about the reality of the situation, so I can be of better use to my loved one. I prefer to have no regrets when it comes to my family, and that means knowing exactly what’s going on.

Lots of prayers for your grandma. 

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