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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

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Latest Activity

wacky commented on reoffending's blog post One month
"Reoffending, I am very sorry for your loss."
48 seconds ago
wacky posted a discussion

Seizure after four months

It has been four months after my mothers aneurysm bursted. This friday she came home from a rehabilitation center, she has recovered well, more than anyone can imagine. The second day that she got home, my father was yelling to me that i should call an ambulance, mother is having another stroke. It really looked bad, she was paralysed again on the right side. Oh my god we were so frightened again. Ambulance came and took her to emergency. Already on the way there she has gotten a lot better.…See More
8 minutes ago
wacky replied to Francesca's discussion 6 months, hard times ahead
"Franceska, good luck too you and your boyfriend. I am very hapy he is making such progress. He is very lucky to have such people around him!"
32 minutes ago
wacky liked Francesca's discussion 6 months, hard times ahead
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Sandra Walper replied to Corinne MCH's discussion newly diagnosed
"My unruptured aneurysm was discovered in the spring of 2012.  It took the doctors at Hopkins about 6 weeks to come up with a treatment program.  Although I was able to have the coiling, but I can relate to your stress while waiting. …"
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Seizure after four months

Started by wacky in Personal Stories 8 minutes ago. 0 Replies

It has been four months after my mothers aneurysm bursted. This friday she came home from a rehabilitation center, she has recovered well, more than anyone can imagine. The second day that she got home, my father was yelling to me that i should call…Continue

6 months, hard times ahead

Started by Francesca in Personal Stories. Last reply by wacky 32 minutes ago. 10 Replies

Just want to share a 6 month update after my boyfriend's aneurysm rupture. Compared to 6 and even 3 months ago, he has made huge gains. It's as if we got him back from death's door! He talks more, smiles and laughs a lot which is the best gift of…Continue

newly diagnosed

Started by Corinne MCH in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Sandra Walper 5 hours ago. 8 Replies

and happy to have found this site.  I was told today that I have a basilar aneurysm 5mm and a 5mm cavernous aneurysm both uninterrupted thank God.  I also have 2 very small ones that will be watched.  The 2 5mm aneurysms are going to be clipped I…Continue

What risk odds were you given before clipping? What side effects?

Started by Kit34 in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Nancy 8 hours ago. 66 Replies

Im curious what your doctor told you about risks and potential side effects. Please include your age and aneurysm size/location-thanks!

Questions to ask the doctor?

Started by SummerGirl in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by SummerGirl 12 hours ago. 9 Replies

My dad has a teleconference with his surgeon in a few days (he lives 5 hours from the city so that's why they're having a teleconference) and he said I can make a list of questions to ask the doctor. I was wondering what questions you would all…Continue

Memory Test and bad physical reaction

Started by Moltroub in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by patioplans 17 hours ago. 17 Replies

Yesterday I was rushed to Wake Forest on advice of my Neurosurgeon for a CT Scan. I had taken a memory test the day before at the Neurologists office as I'm concerned there are things I'm not remembering. I do use a lot of devices to help me -…Continue


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Posted by Ecamerin on April 17, 2015 at 2:35pm 1 Comment

One month

Posted by reoffending on April 16, 2015 at 2:41pm 3 Comments

can I fly

Posted by jeannette on April 15, 2015 at 7:27pm 12 Comments

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