The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Community

Welcome to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Community

The purpose of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Community is to provide a forum for patients and their families affected by brain aneurysms to find support.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation developed from a close relationship between patients and healthcare professionals who identified the need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only 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 Foundation and for more information on brain aneurysms, go to www.bafound.org

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


Disclaimer
This site is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, or replace the service of your physician, but solely to give you information to help enable you to make informed decisions about your healthcare with guidance of healthcare professionals. Solicitation of any kind is not permitted on this website. Requesting of personal information of members on the site is prohibited. As this is a public forum, you may want to use a screen name or otherwise abbreviate your full name if you have privacy concerns. You can also change your privacy settings to determine who may view your profile and comments.

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3. No Offensive content (profanity, sexual references, illegal activity subject matter, pornographic material or photos).
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5. No specific doctor or hospital name mentioned in a negative context, for legal reasons.
6. No inappropriate communication with minors.
7. No sharing of members' posts to other sites without their express permission.
8. There are many sites for discussing religion and politics. This is not one of them. Divisive posts about religion and politics will be deleted.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Latest Activity

jennifer england replied to Michele Iaconelli 's discussion How you felt after coiling?!
"Michelle.. sorry you have to wait so long for the clipping.. the waiting for me is the worst part. I go on tuesday 10/28 for my angiogram... hoping all goes well and then hopefully they can do my coil a week later.I want this all over and done with…"
22 minutes ago
Deb C is now friends with Dancermom and dkel9307
28 minutes ago
Cindy replied to jennifer england's discussion New Diagnosis
"Hello! You have found a great place for support! The wait and watch approach is an option but remember that you are in control of the situation. Hopefully, you had a chance to discuss options with your neurosurgeon. The option that you choose should…"
42 minutes ago
jennifer england replied to Anna's discussion My angiogram!
"Thanks for relaying your experience. I am having an angiogram on tuesday and am not sure what to expect. I feel better reading that you did great and have no pain.."
46 minutes ago
Jeanne replied to nhayat's discussion Doctor said that chance of aneurysm rupture increases by 1 percent each year
"Hi everyone.  I was told of the percentages of rupture also.  However I do feel, in addition, the odds can be different for each person depending on their lifestyle, the stress, family support, etc.  If ones life is chaotic or unhappy…"
54 minutes ago
jennifer england replied to jennifer england's discussion New Diagnosis
"Yes... he will do both... had my preadmission testing done yesterday so now we just wait til tuesday. I have a sweet sixteen cake to make and trip planned up to my best friends house for the weekend so the days should just fly by."
1 hour ago
Melanie Ormand replied to nhayat's discussion Blood thinners and aneurysm
"Have been on Plavix and aspirin two separate times. First time followed the double stenting of a pair of unruptured RICA aneurysms. Six months later, ambulance rushed me to ER after I starting bleeding out in the stomach and hemoglobin levels…"
1 hour ago

Moderator
Moltroub replied to Ti Phillips's discussion Long Time Member's Opinion About Changes to BAF Support in the group Chat Room Discussion
"Ms. Phillips, I understand a need to be heard by survivors and those who have supported survivors. However, I disagree that one needs to have this experience to fully understand us. I worked with families for 20 years. I did not have to be…"
1 hour ago

Forum

How you felt after coiling?!

Started by Michele Iaconelli in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by jennifer england 22 minutes ago. 58 Replies

Hi all,I am scheduled to have my unruptured 3mm annie (anterior communicate artery) on Friday and was wondering if there is anything I should know or be mentally prepared for? My neurosurgeon has made this sound as no big deal, but I am starting to…Continue

New Diagnosis

Started by jennifer england in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Cindy 42 minutes ago. 20 Replies

Hi I am a 39 ( as of yesterday) year old stay at home mom/ step mother of five. I was diagnosed last week after an MRI prescribed by my Internal medicine doctor because of migraines with increased regularity and severity and new inset vertigo.( Way…Continue

My angiogram!

Started by Anna in Success Stories. Last reply by jennifer england 46 minutes ago. 6 Replies

It was Tuesday and I sailed through it! You were all so helpful in reassuring me and letting me know what to expect!I arrived at the hospital short stay at 7AM (yikes)! They took me into the OR at 8AM. I was sedated. The only sensation I felt was a…Continue

Tags: Angiogram

Doctor said that chance of aneurysm rupture increases by 1 percent each year

Started by nhayat in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Jeanne 54 minutes ago. 7 Replies

My mom met with her neurosurgeon regarding the monitoring of her unruptured aneurysm. The doctor said that each year the chance of rupture increase by 1 percent from the date of the official diagnosis. How accurate is this? This is causing me to…Continue

 
 
 

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