A mom has revealed how having sex with her husband led to her having a stroke that left her permanently paralyzed and wheelchair bound.
Lucinda Allen, 38, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, a small town 125 miles northwest of London, found herself on the brink of death after she was hit by an excruciating headache after climaxing with her engineer husband Tony five years ago.
At the time, the mom-to-be was six months into her pregnancy and went in a medically-induced a coma after a series of strokes left her permanently paralyzed down her left side.
Headaches after sex weren’t uncommon for Allen, but on that fateful day, she experienced a sharp pain above her right eye that left her unable to sleep.
She said: “I was writhing on the bed in agony and crying when Tony phoned my mom.”
“I’ve experienced what’s known as post-orgasm ‘thunderclap head-pain’ all through my adult life.”
“The pain I usually have after orgasm is a bit like brain-freeze – quite painful but never lasts long.”
“But after a while, I realized it just wasn’t going away.”
She was rushed to the hospital in Birmingham, England’s second-largest city, in an ambulance and said she started to panic when she was unable to speak.
Allen said: “I thought I might be having a brain hemorrhage. After that, it was a blur. All I remember is confusion, dreams, and reality mixed together, fear ….”
She was put into an induced coma to let her brain rest and during that time, she had brain surgery – a craniotomy where part of her skull was cut open to release the pressure on her brain.
The doctors were worried that the baby was going to need to be delivered and there was an emergency delivery team on standby.
Fortunately, further scans revealed the baby was fine and after six days, Allen finally emerged from the coma, but paralyzed.
Allen said: “Waking after a coma is nothing like it is in the movies. It’s a slow and confusing process.”
“I was extremely…