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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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Merl commented on lferris89's blog post Newbie
"Ahhh I have to agree with Janine, yes, this does seem to be the way they work. Some dr's have the view that the less they tell the patient the less stressed they maybe. WRONG Some dr's like to 'monitor' the situation.…"
8 hours ago
kelly might attend Penny Freeman's event

1st Annual Aneurysm Survivors Cruise! at Miami, Florida - Royal Caribbean Cruises

November 30, 2015 at 3pm to December 4, 2015 at 8am
                                 Join Us As We Celebrate Life!                                      November 30, 2015                                           The 1st Annual                                ANEURYSM SURVIVORS CRUISE!                             Let's Celebrate The Survivor In Us All!Royal Caribbean's Majesty Of The Seas5 days - 4 nights $219.00pp (Interior cabin)$50.00 Shipboard credit per coupleINTINERARY: Leaving from Miami* Nassau* CocoCay* Key West* Miami **$50.00 shipboard…See More
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ronk replied to Jingles's discussion Letting Go of Fear?!
"i would go but i cannot judge from here. maybe find the closest nuero hospital and carry instructions that you want to be airlifted to there in a 911 situation other than breaks, sprains, dont waste time with small hospitals like was done with me, i…"
10 hours ago
Jingles replied to Jingles's discussion Question............
"That's exactly how my doc explained it to me, Moltroub. But, fear sometimes tries to rear it's ugly head:-( I just need to refuse to go there in my mind and I am adamantly working on that! Happy things have resolved for you. The body and…"
11 hours ago
Jingles replied to Jingles's discussion Letting Go of Fear?!
"LOL, Moltroub! Your Grandma sounds like my kind of people! Having a great time here and all is well... Thanks for responding:-)"
11 hours ago
NL replied to Susan Steen's discussion Surgery while still on aspirin in the group Pipeline Embolization Device (PED)
"Hi Linda, Thanks for everything that you do here---you are helping so many of us, and I really appreciate it! Quick question--I have to have knee surgery, and my ortho's nurse said that I had to stop the baby aspirin for 7 days before, but the…"
21 hours ago


Letting Go of Fear?!

Started by Jingles in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by ronk 10 hours ago. 5 Replies

I had my 6 mm right internal carotid artery unruptured aneurysm coiled on 9/3/15; so, right at 1 month ago.  My husband and I have a camp on a lake about 3 hours away from our home.  I am contemplating going with him for the weekend but keep having…Continue


Started by Jingles in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Jingles 11 hours ago. 5 Replies

Has anyone ever had their unruptured aneurysm rupture post coiling??  Just had mine coiled a month ago and am trying to resume a normal life without fear!!!!Thanks!Continue


Started by Campanile in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by Campanile yesterday. 3 Replies

I am interested in hearing about your Plavix experiences.I have read that the majority of people, about 87%, do not have issues with it, but the remaining 13% do. We can be genotyped to find out where we fall on this continuum. Has anyone been…Continue

aneurysm still not gone post stent

Started by deb mack in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by NL on Friday. 28 Replies

recent angiogram showed aneurysm not completely gone after stent put in - may have to do another pipeline surgery in 6 months if angio shows still present.  Im so upset.  has this happened to anyoneContinue

Pipeline stent

Started by deb mack in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by NL on Friday. 3 Replies

Just found out in angiogram that pipeline stent didn't get rid of aneurysm entirely so have to do pipeline surgery again? Has this happened to anyine

Post Surgery Symptoms - normal or abnormal?

Started by Donna in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by patioplans on Friday. 12 Replies

Hi All:I had my coiling of an unruptured annie in Sept. of 2013. It is nearly two years later and I'm having multiple dizzy (fuzzy, 'off', floaty, giddy, woozy, wooly headed)  - all words apply) episodes every day. They last 5 - 30 minutes each and…Continue

Life is good!

Started by Mary J in Success Stories. Last reply by Jingles on Friday. 5 Replies

Just wanted to add my story to the "success stories" as I haven't posted in a while.  On April 5, 2013 I had 9 mm basilar tip aneurysm rupture at home. While in route to the hospital, my husband driving, I lost consciousness and was still…Continue

Perfectly all right and at the peakof my career.

Started by BalaR in Success Stories. Last reply by Jingles on Thursday. 2 Replies

Hi,I had my coiling done some 4 years before, Initially the headache after the surgery was unbearable for nearly 2 years. I consulted every specialist, Psychiatrist, nearly 5 Neuro physicians but the headache was unbearable and not able to…Continue


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