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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.

This forum is brought to you by Ben’s Friends in a partnership with the Brain Aneurysm Support Community. The site was based on a need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community.

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Latest Activity

Patsy Corcoran replied to Michelle's discussion recovery from endovascular coil and stent in the group Canadians
"It takes a few weeks or so for the groin area to heal. You may feel that for a while yet. Recovery really differs for everyone. Did you have a rupture? Headaches are completely normal and will lesson with time and your Vision Should stabilize fairly…"
1 hour ago
Michelle added a discussion to the group Canadians

recovery from endovascular coil and stent

Hello,I had a coil and stent done less than a week ago and i am wondering how long recovery was for those of you who have had this procedure. I still have a lot of headaches, minor vision changes and a lot of pain in my groin, abdomen near the site and hip. Did anyone else experience these things? Also, how long until you felt back to normal? Back to normal activities?See More
2 hours ago

Moltroub replied to Stacey's discussion Hello! and intro
"Stacey, what an awesome person your are! The simple fact you were able to find your Mimi speaks volumes for her still being here. When you visit, talk to her in slow, simple sentences. Let her know what's going on and how much she means to…"
2 hours ago
Michelle joined survivor's group


This group is for those of us in Canada who are living with aneurysms, so that we can help and support each other and share information.See More
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Moltroub replied to ronk's discussion new bracelet!
"Ron, you know more than I about posting pictures lol. But I will try to find out for you:)"
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ronk replied to ronk's discussion new bracelet!
"i think soon she is, she has a business and a website is coming soon, i will get you the link if i can"
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Grupo en Español Introduccion de BAFSupport

Bienvenidos al grupo de apoyo de habla hispana.. En el mismo podrán compartir experiencias y sus dudas en español.See More
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Hello! and intro

Started by Stacey in Personal Stories. Last reply by Moltroub 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Well its been almost 8 months since I found my dear Grandmother (Mimi) on her room floor. She had a ruptured Aneurysm. And also has two others still active. Her right side of the brain has damage the size of a toddlers palm. They were able to clip…Continue

new bracelet!

Started by ronk in Personal Stories. Last reply by Moltroub 5 hours ago. 6 Replies

P3230472.JPG check out my new bracelet my friend custom made for me!Continue

Any experience with Gabapentin?

Started by cassie in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by ronk yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi, I'm almost 2 years post clipping of ruptured anuerysm and the worst part for me has been the constant headaches. My nuerologist recently started me on gabapentin it seems to be helping the headaches but it is causing serious fatigue. I was…Continue

Passenger in a car

Started by Jo-Anne Ranaudo-Trabold in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by kmk yesterday. 40 Replies

Since my surgery in Dec 2010, I have noticed that I have become very uneasy as a passenger in a car. I find myself very anxious, nervous and at time feel like I'm gonna crawl out of my skin. I have to take deep breaths to gain control of myself and…Continue

what to expect post op

Started by lorac in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Moltroub yesterday. 1 Reply

I have been a watch and wait, but was recommended after last angiogram to have coiling and stent as my cavernous internal carotid artery has continued to grow and now has entered the subarachnoid space. I have been told 2 days in ICU and then…Continue

Question - Does anyone have skull pain?

Started by Melissa in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Octobersix on Friday. 43 Replies

I'm post surgery nearly four years - had a clipping for a right MCA. My skull continues to indent more it was removed and I have actual skull aches on a relatively regular basis. I'm wondering if others share similar experiences.Continue


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