Collect photo of Sharnie Ludlam her partner Rhys Scott, 23 and their 2-year-old daughter Shinade. See SWNS story SWFLAP; A mum whose headaches turned out to be a large cyst on her brain was told by doctors if she hadn’t rushed herself to hospital – she would have died. Sharnie Ludlam, 22, had to have a pipe put into her skull to drain the excess fluid on her brain – though a BONE FLAP. The mum-of-one was turned away by doctors three times before she decided to call herself an ambulance – and when they turned her away, she took herself to A&E. Sharnie, from Lancing, West Sussex, was taken for a scan on her brain which revealed a large colloid cyst on the front of her brain and was rushed to St George’s hospital in London.