by tree (819 Posts), Sat Jun 16, 2012 09:05 pm
It sounds like you had a really tough time. HELLP can develop very suddenly, and it may have come on quickly in your case. It sounds like it might be tough to tell with everything else that went on. When was your daughter born? I struggled with breathing problems and anemia for a little over two months after my daughter was born. Can you check back in with your doctor if you are still feeling poorly? I do not think that it is common to have brain hemorrhages with HELLP. HELLP can cause bleeding, but most of us just get petechiae and bruising or some extra bleeding after delivery.
I think that many of us can relate to the "I'm going to die" feeling and the mag blackout. I only lost a couple of days. It is likely that your medical records are a little confusing. You have several underlying complicating conditions, and it sounds like things went bad quickly. Do you think it would help if you could schedule an appointment with your doctor or another doctor to review them? Many of us have spent many hours reviewing our records as part of our recovery process. I needed to know exactly what happened in order to start coming to terms with the whole thing.
Welcome to the forums.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP