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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

ronk replied to Francesca's discussion 3 months today
"don't give up, I know you wont- you are strong! we were told I would probably not survive and if I did u would be in a nursing home the rest of my days was best scenario, thank God He had other plans, I was able to come back home after…"
5 hours ago
Jamie Pugh replied to lisa's discussion Sister's Story - Clip or Coil?
"My basilar artery aneurism ruptured. Mine was coiled. I am four years post coiling."
6 hours ago
Sheryl liked lisa's discussion Sister's Story - Clip or Coil?
6 hours ago
ronk replied to lisa's discussion Sister's Story - Clip or Coil?
"hi!! sounds like you're on the right track, the angio gave them a better look'see, tc I wish you comfort and peace in the upcoming decisions and procedings, tc xoxo "
6 hours ago
Vicki Russell commented on James Rewinski's blog post Future scans...
"mine said get an MRI in 3 years. MRI is safe with my types of clips which are 3 and non metal"
7 hours ago
Vicki Russell replied to lisa's discussion Sister's Story - Clip or Coil?
"I was on the op table. The Dr. did the dye test and thought he could coil one. Got up near and said no we have to do clips. I have 3 clips. All ok they said! You will be just fine."
7 hours ago
KJ replied to Francesca's discussion 3 months today
"I promise you it will get better each day, but you'll see it more looking at in months and longer periods of time. One of my three brain aneurysms ruptured two and a half years ago. Three months after the rupture I couldn't walk and I…"
7 hours ago
Janeefisher replied to Francesca's discussion 3 months today
"Francesca- healing takes a long time but the brain is a neuro plastic miracle. Do not give up hope I am 2 years out from a sub arachnal bleed and my improvement happened in the smallest increments. Stay positive and celebrate the smallest changes.…"
8 hours ago


3 months today

Started by Francesca in Personal Stories. Last reply by ronk 5 hours ago. 14 Replies

Today is 3 months since my BF's aneurysm ruptured.  He hasn't progressed as much or as quickly as we hoped, but there's been some progress.  He is awake most of the day, sometimes says words, has everything out other than the feeding tube ... but…Continue

Sister's Story - Clip or Coil?

Started by lisa in Personal Stories. Last reply by Jamie Pugh 6 hours ago. 32 Replies

Hi All,Thank you for allowing me to join your group! I've been reading quite a bit and am encouraged by all your stories and how much courage you all have....My sister was preparing to go on a TV show that fixes plastic surgery gone wrong!! She was…Continue

A New Christmas Tree Theme for me this Year Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

Started by Michele in Personal Stories. Last reply by Christy 8 hours ago. 5 Replies

Doesn't look like anything special...but to me; my Christmas Tree theme of Cherubim's & Butterflies fills my heart with LOVE knowing God is always watching over me; protecting me from Above Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ✞…Continue

New Treatment Options on Horizon

Started by Vicky in Personal Stories. Last reply by Len K 14 hours ago. 15 Replies

In 2005 I was having localized head pain and eye issues. The Dr. attributed it to stress due to life events. I felt it was something more and continued to complain until he ordered a CAT scan. They immediately sent me for an MRI/MRA and I was…Continue

Tags: Horizon, on, Options, Treatment, New

Week 4 after clipping

Started by Michele Iaconelli in Success Stories. Last reply by Pat M. 15 hours ago. 31 Replies

Hi everyone,Today is 4 weeks post surgery! I am not going to sugar coat it...I have been on a rough ride. But nothing I can't handle! Honestly, I don't think it is the actual surgery giving me a hard time, I think it is the anti-seizure med (keppra)…Continue


Started by J Knights in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by Lora 19 hours ago. 14 Replies

I have been here for a few months now and always have read posts about people being terrified obviously before surgery and many many other emotions.  It's a complex situation to be in and for most of us it's been a huge huge surprise and…Continue



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Future scans...

Posted by James Rewinski on December 18, 2014 at 9:22am 24 Comments


Posted by Debbie Smith on December 17, 2014 at 10:42pm 1 Comment

3 months tomorrow

Posted by Francesca on December 17, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

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