This is an account of what Bret Michaels experienced right before his brain hemorrhage. I am highlighting in red the stuff that came from his own lips. I just found it interesting and thought that I would share it with you.
According to Bret: he thought a burglar shot him in the back of the head, when he suffered a brain hemorrhage last month that left him in intensive care for nearly two weeks.
Bret told People magazine that the subarachnoid hemorrhage "sounded like a handgun, like it literally popped."
"It made my mind go almost blank," he said. "My neck tensed up. I couldn't move my head at all."
Bret also said: that after he experienced the sensation, he began pacing his living room then asked his girlfriend, to take him to the emergency room.
"I knew I was slurring my words, and I was like 'OK, this isn't a headache. There's something really bad happening,'" he said.
Bret recalled asking an emergency room doctor if he was going to die, and said: "I said in these exact words, 'Am I dying? If I'm dying, I want to see my kids, but if I have a chance, I don't want them to see me in this condition.'"
He was admitted into a hospital April 22 and was later diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain.
It is said that Bret Michaels will receive therapy and will probably continue to suffer from severe pain for another 7 to 10 days as blood pooled under his brain dissolves.
"I'm a believer it's a combination of will and good faith," Bret said. "Will — and good medical attention — and faith. It just wasn't my time yet. I really believe that. If I had stayed on the couch for another hour, that probably would've done me in. In a weird way, God intervened: The appendicitis forced me to come home for a couple of days."
Bret told reporters that he plans to make a "positive bucket list" and wants to "continue to rock the world, and I want to continue to love my family and be a good father."
According to his doctor, only about 20% percent make a full recovery from this type of hemorrhage. According to Bret, he indeed is "lucky to be alive."