I had a hemorrhagic stroke in March (2012) this year due to an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture. The avm was completely removed Since the bleed I have suffered from issues with concentration, focus, awareness and occasionally issues with short term memory.... It's been pretty difficult to operate myself and maintain relationships with my family due to my personality changes since my avm bleed in my brain!!
I was wondering if anyone with an avm / hemorrhagic stroke has critical illness insurance to cover such life changing events? i had a critical illness insurance policy through work since I started with my new employer Feb 2011, but since i'm within two years of my policy they consider associated conditions that may have caused a stroke, but the final decisions are based on what the medical teams say.....
Associated conditions that could cause a stroke are Atrial fibrillation, Transient Ischaemic attack, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Intracranial aneurysm Occlusive arterial disease & High Cholesterol. I've never had any of these before. The whole insurance process has me in knots now!!!
Also did anyone go back to work and found it difficult to operate as they did as before...??? I'm scared that I may not have the same working abilities as i did prior to my stroke!!
Thanks for reading