Mum ‘doing well’ after brain op

SP92861 Maria Murphy and daughter Michelle Vickers.
SP92861 Maria Murphy and daughter Michelle Vickers.

A MUM who underwent drastic brain surgery after it was cancelled is recovering well.

Maria Murphy, 47, has been moved out of intensive care after a 10-hour operation last Wednesday revealed the deadly aneurysm which could have killed her at any second had grown dramatically.

“The surgeon has explained that she probably only had another two to three weeks until the anuerysm would have burst, resulting in mum having a brain haemmorhage”, said her daughter Michelle Vickers.

“She’s doing really well - we didn’t expect her to recover as well as she is doing.”

Maria was left a ‘ticking timebomb’ after her second stroke in July 2010.

The Chesterfield mum and Michelle said the operation at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital was scrapped six times between August and last week.

But Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Hallamshire, said Maria was not medically fit to undergo surgery until September and two confirmed operation dates were cancelled because of emergencies.

See this week’s Derbyshire Times for the full story.