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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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Latest Activity

Cajun replied to Wendy's discussion Vision issues post surgery
"Wendy, my spouse's vision was affected as a byproduct of her aneurysm location/craniotomy. The blood flow to her optic nerve was comprised during surgery. Ask your neurologist to refer you to a neuroopthamolgist. The Physical Therapist was also…"
2 minutes ago
ronk replied to Wendy's discussion Vision issues post surgery
"hi wendy ! im blind left side of both eyes and the nuerologist banned me from driving even tho i think i can drive back roads, i was so bummed out, tc hopes and prayers for you!~~~~"
18 minutes ago
R replied to Wendy's discussion Vision issues post surgery
"I had problems with my peripheral vision on my left side in both eyes. It was so bad that if someone was walking next to me on my left side, I couldn't see them at all, and often found myself bumping into people in the store. It's been a…"
48 minutes ago
Sharon commented on Michele's blog post Seeking advice on anxiety and preparing for upcoming clipping
"I had my annie coiled just 3 months ago.  Even though it is a different procedure, I believe you are in good hands and come out with great result.  What I did to calm myself, was walking and keeping myself busy.  All the best! "
1 hour ago
kmk commented on Michele's blog post Seeking advice on anxiety and preparing for upcoming clipping
"My surgeon put me on Xanax three weeks prior"
1 hour ago
kmk replied to Wendy's discussion Vision issues post surgery
"Driving is tough at night with on coming cars so I do not drive at night or in the rain at all possible"
1 hour ago
kmk replied to Wendy's discussion Vision issues post surgery
"No sweetie the reading is a tough thing but I use word find to help my brain reading I can only read about two pages then my brain is tired"
1 hour ago
Arleen Jaracz replied to Wendy's discussion Vision issues post surgery
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Vision issues post surgery

Started by Wendy in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Cajun 2 minutes ago. 37 Replies

i began having vision problems TWO weeks after surgery. I have blurry, uneven vision & horrible depth perception UNLESS I close one of my eyes, then it is focused. Can only read with one eye closed.anyone else have this experience? What did you…Continue

Headaches & Flashing Lights: Any Recommendations?

Started by DD in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by DOROTHY SMITH 4 hours ago. 25 Replies

Hi everyone!My name is Dawn, and I had  cerebral pipeline surgery in April 2015. I have a few questions that I hope this community may help me answer.I still have headaches, see flashes of light, and suffer from short term memory problems.  Has…Continue

Tags: term, memory, loss, short, pipline

Coiling questions

Started by Krispiek in Questions About Brain Aneurysms 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi all,I am set to have my aneurysm coiled this Friday July 10th. Of course I am nervous but what I am looking for is anyone who has has this procedure done on an unruptured aneurysm and what outcome/residual effects were so I can be as prepared as…Continue

Recovery after serious rupture of a cerebral aneurysm with cerebral infarct

Started by eva sanchez in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by MarDavPan 7 hours ago. 16 Replies

Hi everybody, my sister had an aneurism rupture 2 months ago, very serious. She was operated, because with the angiography it was not possible to clip the aneurism. In the operation was seen she has 3 aneurysms, one broken, the other two unbroken.…Continue

Tags: recovery, infarct, rupture, aneurysm, serious

Calling all post-clipping pregnancies...advice please!

Started by Kit34 in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by amicus 13 hours ago. 12 Replies

I'm pregnant! 9 weeks.  There were times last year when I wondered if I'd ever be able to say those words.  I'm 35 years old, and I was diagnosed exactly 1 year ago with a brain aneurysm, 5mm in my left MCA.  I had a clipping surgery on October…Continue

looking for others with unruptured opthalmic artery aneurysms?

Started by Cathy in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Cathy 18 hours ago. 16 Replies

are any of you out there with such aneurysms? if yes would like very much to share and communicatethanksCathyContinue

Sleep and driving

Started by Slbz in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by Moltroub yesterday. 11 Replies

I am six months out of 2 surgeries for a giant ruptured ani. I get so tired but can't sleep. Does anyone have suggestions? I don't want medication due to side effects and melatonin is taken daily. I think because of lack of sleep, I can't remember…Continue

Would you mind answering a couple of questions?

Started by Jubilee in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by SummerGirl on Thursday. 5 Replies

I was a 911 Dispatcher and a Correctional Officer for over 10 years. I worked for a small county so I did both of those jobs at the same time! Those jobs require a person to be very self assured and confident. I was in charge and handled multiple…Continue


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