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Welcome to the Brain Aneurysm Support Community

The purpose of the Brain Aneurysm Support Community is to provide a forum for patients and their families affected by brain aneurysms to find support.

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ronk replied to Ernie Mancuso's discussion Has anyone gone on disability?
"interesting sharon, i needed only my pcp's letter of perm disabled, a lot must depend on your dr or their willingness to help?? or i was just plain messed up-lol tc "
4 hours ago
Rachel1 posted a status
"I had a pretty good day. The sun came out. It started with a tight muscle in my right shoulder. However, it feels better now."
11 hours ago
Nixon replied to Francesca's discussion recovering from shunt surgery in the group Shunt
"I had my surgery 5 months ago and am still dealing with a lot of pain. Nothing over the counter works so I have to fight tooth and nail just to get Tylenol with codeine. I do not think it is headache related it is now just chronic pain. I am also on…"
15 hours ago
Sharon E. Morey replied to Ernie Mancuso's discussion Has anyone gone on disability?
"I don't agree that you can't get disability if you work for a few months.  I think this help my case tremendously that I sincerely tried to go back to my job.  Even though I was unsuccessful in my attempt, I did try to make it…"
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Cathy joined island girl's group

clip procedure for unruptured aneurysms

For persons who have undergone this procedure or are about to.See More
18 hours ago
Cathy joined Melodee Ashley's group

Unruptured Brain Aneurysms

Anyone can join this group, however, this group was developed for those of us who have an annie that was dangerous enough that it required a procedure, but blessed enough that it did not burst.See More
18 hours ago
Sigmund replied to Ernie Mancuso's discussion Has anyone gone on disability?
"Siobhan, if you are able to work for a few months at a time, they will not consider you disabled. If they see that you are able get some form of employment, and stay at it for several months, you are not disabled in their view. I think it is best to…"
19 hours ago


Has anyone gone on disability?

Started by Ernie Mancuso in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by ronk 4 hours ago. 43 Replies

I had a rupture 8 years ago and my short term memory was affected. I was tested and it was rated at 60 percent. I  was written up at my job for "lying". I wasn't lying, I didn't remember the conversation. I was retested and my short term memory is…Continue

Aneurysm's of the Anterior Communicating Artery

Started by heidicalder in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Michele 20 hours ago. 38 Replies

This is such a tiny little artery, common to rupture at under 7mm.  I will be having mine (6mm - unruptured) clipped within the next 2 weeks.  I would love to connect with ANYONE, pre-surgery or post surgery, with an aneurysm of the anterior or…Continue

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Pain management after clipping

Started by Necia in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by Nixon yesterday. 5 Replies

I had a craniotomy to clip my Annie in oct 2013. While I know that I am very lucky to have caught and had the surgery before a rupture. I now have a diagnosis of chronic migraines. I am lucky to be headache free 1-2 days a month. I am taking…Continue

New member to this group

Started by NCoh15 in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Bonny Oborn yesterday. 24 Replies

From NCoh15 to DancermomSent Apr 12I am brand new to this group and not sure how to make the most of the experience for myself and to help others. I suffered my Aneurysm on Thanksgiving day 2014.  In a sense I am very fortunate to still be alive as…Continue

Is it safe to have anaesthetic for operation 3 years after coiled rupture and 2 small unruptured aneurysms?

Started by Madeleine Osgood in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Madeleine Osgood yesterday. 4 Replies

Hello, Please does anyone know if it is safe to have a general anaesthetic with existing small ( less than 3mm ) unruptured aneurysms. My mum had a rupture of 1 in 2012 which was coiled and they discovered these other 2 which she is now on 2 yearly…Continue

The Dentist

Started by Vicki in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Vickie McRight on Sunday. 18 Replies

I am VERY afraid to go to the Dentist! Just to have my teeth cleaned. Excellent dentist. My teeth are straight and white. Spent a lot of money when younger and now I can't imagine someone scraping my teeth!!! The imagined sensation in my head makes…Continue


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Shunt with drainage tube

Posted by Nixon on May 25, 2015 at 12:40am 1 Comment

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