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Posted by Revans (as ),
I came over very suddenly with a severe headache and couldn’t move my neck. I then started to be violently sick. My husband called 999 but within only a couple of questions said I was not a priority and should be taken to hospital by a family member. Luckily my daughter was able to drive while my husband sat with me.
On arriving at the hospital and collapsing in the toilets I was eventually seen in majors where after having a ct scan was told I’d had a brain hemorrhage and needed to be blue lit to kings college. I eventually got there and had 6 hours of open brain surgery to save my life. I feel like I am very lucky to still be here to tell the tale but am disgusted that I was refused an ambulance and had to put my family through all the added stress.