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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

Tim Hamp replied to Kim's discussion Questioning things...
"Kim, the day after Christmas, I was going to use the bathroom. Had to sneeze, didn't want to wake the wife, held it in.BANG. Surgery for burst aneurysm. 2mm. If I would have known I had it, I would've had it fixed. Currently have third…"
26 seconds ago
Patty replied to Anafa's discussion scheduled for pipeline stent diversion procedure
"I had the newer "Pipeline Flex" placed back at the end of July in my very small (1.4mm diameter) PICA artery.  It was used "off-label".  My case was difficult because the artery took many twists and turns, but the…"
2 minutes ago
Bloomsie replied to Anafa's discussion scheduled for pipeline stent diversion procedure
"Hi Ellie, I have just left hospital today after having two flow diverting stents. I can honestly say it went much better than expected. I feel a lot better after this one than I did when I had my coils fitter and the stents are supposed to be more…"
3 minutes ago
Patty replied to Kim's discussion Questioning things...
"Kim, I used to think that anything over 5mm needed to be dealt with surgically and anything under just watched.  That was until I got on this site and heard of people with 3mm annies either rupturing or getting treated.  You are young, so…"
15 minutes ago


Questioning things...

Started by Kim in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Tim Hamp 27 seconds ago. 7 Replies

Hi everyone. I have a coiling procedure set up for this Thursday on 4mm right carotico-opthamolic anuerysm that was just discovered incidentally. I'm so nervous and hoping I am making the right decision to treat it. I am 33 years old and have 3…Continue

scheduled for pipeline stent diversion procedure

Started by Anafa in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Patty 2 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Hello all, so I have two annies above and below the same artery close together so doc whom I trust, is planning on placing a pipeline stent in to divert blood from annies, both at same time, the doc who invented this stent will be there as a…Continue

Third nerve palsy

Started by Tim Hamp in Questions About Brain Aneurysms 26 minutes ago. 0 Replies

After aneurysm ruptured, pressure caused my right eye to shut down. Anyone have this condition? Did it get better? Driving me nuts!!

Anxious about upcoming procedure

Started by Kim in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by N Tait 39 minutes ago. 78 Replies

Having a lot of anxiety about my upcoming coiling procedure on 4mm aneurysm. Could really use some support of positive stories. I have 3 young kids at home and just hope and pray for it all to be successfully behind me and back at home with them.


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