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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

patioplans replied to jules's discussion Had Operation all ok xx
"Jules...delighted for you...."
8 hours ago
jana sturdivant is now a member of The Brain Aneurysm Support Community
10 hours ago
jules replied to jules's discussion Had Operation all ok xx
"Thanks for your support guys it means a lot xx"
11 hours ago
cassie replied to cassie's discussion Blister anuerysm
"Thanks for the info! Ah yes the new normal things slow way down, I wish I could say you get used to it but I'm still adjusting and it is so frustrating."
12 hours ago
patioplans replied to cassie's discussion Blister anuerysm
"Thanks...the A COM is such a small artery ...that connects the L CA to the R ACA... After th minimally invasive ACOM is not present...but it was in the initial diagnosis... The initial diagnosis also showed the aneurysm as: ICA…"
12 hours ago
Tracy updated their profile
12 hours ago
cassie replied to cassie's discussion Blister anuerysm
"He said it was located on the ACom, and that it appears smaller which is not something they normally see but said that these are very different types of anuerysms. I will have to push for more info I think I was just overwhelmed that day."
13 hours ago
patioplans replied to cassie's discussion Blister anuerysm
"Cassie...this was of interest to me... comparing it to another term some members have used in the past...infundibulum...which is also a potential enlargement/formation of an aneurysm. The reason I have some warped memory on that is…"
17 hours ago


Had Operation all ok xx

Started by jules in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by patioplans 8 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hi Had an unruptured Aneurysm operated on this Thursday 23rd. All went well headaches only. It was a 12mm not sure if that's big or not. Had it coiled ....Continue

Blister anuerysm

Started by cassie in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by cassie 12 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hi everyone! Just got back from the surgeon after my 1 year MRI/MRA post coiling and he said everything looked great and the only anuerysm left was a small blister type anuerysm and nothing to worry about at this time. At first I was thrilled but…Continue


Started by ronk in Personal Stories. Last reply by patioplans 17 hours ago. 3 Replies

hi!had a good drs visit!!, bp dropped 10 pts, got referral to chiro to unfreeze shoulder! feeling hopeful ultrasound message works! a lady told me its the only thing that worked for her, tc xoxo ps i told him about y'all- he was very happy to hear…Continue


Started by patioplans in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by patioplans 19 hours ago. 2 Replies

Consent forms...are generally thrown at us minutes in the face of a procedure.The verbiage states all the "consents"... there can/may be varying forms/terms.. Those of you in "wait time"...c/would have time to request copies of any/all to be used in…Continue

DVT, PE and Aneurysms

Started by The_Hammer in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Alexander Hodor yesterday. 20 Replies

I would like to know if anyone who has had a SAH (subarachnoid hemorrhage) with remaining aneurysms coiled also been diagnosed with deep vain thrombosis (blood clot in leg) and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lung). I am asking because I was just…Continue

Losing hair after Gamma knife?

Started by cth7687 in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by cth7687 on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Hi there!I had 2 ruptured aneurism on my left side brain and also had AVM on right side.2 ruptured one coiled right next day on last Jan.   It's been a month that my Gamma knife surgery done and have a question about any of you survivor losing the…Continue


Started by harlylena in Personal Stories. Last reply by harlylena on Tuesday. 10 Replies

Hi all, I sort of need a shoulder right now and you're the only ones I think can give me words of wisdom. I think I'm headed towards a divorce. My hubby and I never used to fight before the aneurysm and now it seems we fight atleast 3-4x a week…Continue

Realistic expectations?

Started by Wendy in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by Sarge on Tuesday. 7 Replies

ihad 2 Annie's clipped on June 1 so coming on 6 weeks. I think my surgeon gave me unrealistic expectations when he said I could take a business trip on June 27. I was nowhere near ready to travel.I am constantly tired, weepy and extremely anxious…Continue


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