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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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Joanne replied to Joanne's discussion How quick do aneurysm grow
"Hi thank you u for showing me the link I found it very helpful and has made me feel a lot better about things :) thank you again take care"
59 minutes ago
Lisa Eriksen commented on Michele's blog post Seeking advice on anxiety and preparing for upcoming clipping
"Great advice Mary, thank you!"
2 hours ago
Jennifer replied to Jennifer's discussion Difference of opinions in doctors in the group Unruptured Brain Aneurysms
"Hi Kathy.  I just did not like the fact that I was not told that a resident would be performing my surgery, that's all.  I really would not have went to that hospital had I know that prior to surgery.  I didn't appreciate…"
3 hours ago
sandy replied to Gina's discussion Double vision and leg weakness
"hey, I feel for your frustration and fear. at sometime I had issues with double vision; Due tithe hem orange stroke my right eye was stuck in the upper corner of my eye left eye looking fine it was ifI was able to see two different planes at the…"
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Edwardo liked harlylena's discussion Birthday Success
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Edwardo replied to harlylena's discussion Birthday Success
"Sweet !  Get em' Harlylena !"
6 hours ago
Mary M. James commented on Michele's blog post Seeking advice on anxiety and preparing for upcoming clipping
"Hi Michele, Thank you for the update on your progress.  I'm so happy your surgery went well and that all is on track.  I think you are doing the right things, pace yourself.  Try not to feel guilty about work, not dusting, or…"
7 hours ago


How quick do aneurysm grow

Started by Joanne in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Joanne 59 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Hi last September I had a brain henrge and had it coiled, I still have two aneurysm one is 2m and the other is 3m, I don't know how long they have been their but the one that bleed was 8m, just seem to worry about how long or if ever they will…Continue

Double vision and leg weakness

Started by Gina in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by sandy 4 hours ago. 10 Replies

Any one experiencing double vision or leg weakness after coiling?Since my coiling 3 years ago I have had these frightening episodes. I have been to the best in Chicago, but none of them have answersI'm beyond frustrated and scared.Continue

Birthday Success

Started by harlylena in Personal Stories. Last reply by Edwardo 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

I'm 48 today.Second birthday since being clipped.I figured since I was brave enough to venture the Washington Metro and flights, that I could take it a bit further. I rode my motorcycle for 15 miles today. First official ride on the public road in…Continue

Job Interviews

Started by harlylena in Questions About Brain Aneurysms 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

I saw a post here about job interviews about a year ago but I'm curious. Do you mention the brain aneurysm at a job interview when asked to explain the gap in a resume? It's just a part time job and not in my original field of work.Continue

Right sided numbness

Started by Jennifer in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Jennifer 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, im new to this site and am so very excited about it because I have felt so alone in this aneurysm battle. I was coiled w a stent June 16 this year. I am 12 weeks postop and have had numbness on the right side of my head and face almost…Continue

coil 5 yrs need clip same annurism

Started by debbi kalbach in Questions About Brain Aneurysms 23 hours ago. 0 Replies

hello...i had annurism coiled 5 yrs ago...and now it is growing and has a neck on it now with blood now i have to get the clip ??? im scared to death.....has anyone had coil then clipping ???Continue

Can't find stuff on here

Started by billh50 in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by patioplans yesterday. 7 Replies

saw this on a disscussion but can't find it.  "Brain Basics" in the Brain Resources sectionContinue

4 month post-craniotomy update

Started by saraht in Post Surgical Rcovery on Thursday. 0 Replies

Hi all -- As promised, my 4-month update post craniotomy for an unruptured aneurysm on my left MCA.Things are nearly back to normal. My jaw pain is mostly gone, and I can open my mouth almost as much as I used to be able to. Feeling has returned…Continue


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