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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.

The Brain Aneurysm Support Community is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support, and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysms. To find out more about The Brain Aneurysm Support Community and for more information on brain aneurysms, go to

The Brain Aneurysm Support Community is a global community that embraces different cultures, faiths, attitudes and viewpoints. Please be respectful of this. The Brain Aneurysm Support Community is not the place for discussions on religion, sex, or politics. Discriminatory language will not be permitted.

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"Thank u all so very much for sharing. Doing a little better today. Taking it easy but with everyone's input i have hope again."
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Alexander Hodor replied to The_Hammer's discussion DVT, PE and Aneurysms
"Hello! I am a 51 year-old male who also has had a SAH and am on blood thinners. I, on the other hand, had a filter implanted in my abdomen to "catch" the clots. Mine were, and still remain in the legs. Please have confidence in the blood…"
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A. Collins commented on Sara Hankins's blog post Normal
"I had 2 unruptured aneurysms clipped 4 years ago. 4 weeks after surgery was my return to dance classes. The 80 mile round trip drive + an hour long class left me feeling wiped out. I returned to work 6 weeks after surgery--my surgeon scheduled it…"
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"You will get better, it takes time.  Remember you are healing. "
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DVT, PE and Aneurysms

Started by The_Hammer in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Alexander Hodor 1 hour ago. 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 22 hours ago. 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 patioplans in Questions About Brain Aneurysms yesterday. 0 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

Blister anuerysm

Started by cassie in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by patioplans yesterday. 1 Reply

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

Had Operation all ok xx

Started by jules in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Campanile yesterday. 8 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


Started by harlylena in Personal Stories. Last reply by harlylena yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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

The wife of a survivor

Started by Michelle in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Sarge yesterday. 11 Replies

Hi, I am hoping this will be a good place to vent, make new friends, understand how I can be more supportive, and more.  My husband had an aneurysm 5 years ago.  He had a slow leak which caused a massive headache...thought he a had the flu and…Continue


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