It came out of nowhere, but Amy Roth knew she needed immediate medical attention or she wouldn’t survive.
“It was awful. It was the worst headache of my life,” she told FOX 2 NOW.
While cleaning the garage with her husband in May 2020, Roth, an Illinois nurse, felt a “pop” in her head.
“[I] got all warm and my arms started going numb and I told my husband he had to bring me to the hospital,” she said.
Every second mattered, so the 30 minute drive from their home to the hospital was excruciating.
When Roth arrived at the hospital she had a CAT scan, which revealed a ruptured aneurysm.
It was decided she would be flown Jersey Community Hospital to SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital where she could receive treatment from a team of stroke specialists.
Roth underwent brain surgery where a neurologist inserted a catheter into a blood vessel and then moved it into her brain. The doctor then released a coil that would block any blood flow to the aneurysm.
Thankfully, Roth has recovered and her doctor doesn’t believe she should encounter another issue with the aneurysm.
As she continues living her life as a stroke survivor, Roth has some wise words for everyone, “Just pay attention to your body. If you think something is wrong, get it checked out don’t wait.”
I’m so glad Amy survived and that she’s okay. It really goes to show how important it is to pay attention to what your body is telling you.
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