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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

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

Latest Activity

yolanda rodriguez replied to Melanie Gorman's discussion a 2nd coilng
"Hello, I suffered an aneurysm in 2003, I was 54 yrs of age. I had two clips and a shunt put in.  I never had to go back for any other procedures.  I am not quite the same but, I do very well. No real side effects to speak of.  "
2 hours ago
Judy In Ontario replied to Miranda Mercuri's discussion Starting A Support Group in the group Canadians
"My husband is 5 1/2 weeks post rupture in Kingston. I have found the chaplain and the social worker to be a good source for local resources. Might those folks in the Ottawa neuro unit be of assistance? Sounds like a great idea."
3 hours ago
Carmen liked Melanie Gorman's discussion a 2nd coilng
4 hours ago
fara replied to Melanie Gorman's discussion a 2nd coilng
"does she has any other health problem. coiling is less risky than clipping but the thing now is since the first coiling is not working for her.myb coiking could not address the need to discuss with the neurosurgeon.."
4 hours ago
deb replied to Melanie Gorman's discussion a 2nd coilng
"Would the pipeline device work for her?  "
4 hours ago
Irene Tran replied to Melanie Gorman's discussion a 2nd coilng
"Ruptured brain aneurysms can either be clipped or coiled.  I did have my ruptured aneurysm coiled with no complications and I am in Canada (Toronto).   I also had a craniotomy first, but that was an emergency surgery to relieve the…"
4 hours ago
James Sprandel liked Melanie Gorman's discussion a 2nd coilng
5 hours ago
Miranda Mercuri added a discussion to the group Canadians

Starting A Support Group

Hi everyone.  I am interested in starting a support group in Ottawa and wondering if anyone had any ideas on how I could attract people to a monthly support group. I have worked very hard at creating a new kind of support group steering away from traditional therapy to something very pro-active, educational and fun.  I have the program set, I just need to draw in participants.  Any ideas on where I could advertise?See More
5 hours ago


a 2nd coilng

Started by Melanie Gorman in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by yolanda rodriguez 2 hours ago. 17 Replies

Hi Just want a little advice on coiling. My mum had a burst aneurysm last year and it was coiled. However she needs to have it recoiled as the aneurysm is growing and the coil is expanding. Is the procedure safe. My mum is 65 and I am really worried…Continue

Feeling very different this week

Started by Rosanna Mabery in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Miranda Mercuri 5 hours ago. 22 Replies

Hello everyone it's been awhile since I've been on here . Just reading some new news and some old news on everyone. I am just asking everyone about how Im feeling I cannot explain how I'm feeling. I do not know what's going on I've been really…Continue

My sister in depression after ruptured aneurysm

Started by Florinda in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Marilyn Robillos yesterday. 27 Replies

Hi everybody,I'm on this support group to see if I can help my sister who has been diagnosed a brain aneurysm,which was ruptured. She did a angiography test a few days back and now is out of the hospital. She is quite depressed with her condition.…Continue

Dad has an aneurysm and I'm scared

Started by SummerGirl in Personal Stories. Last reply by ADRauch yesterday. 43 Replies

Hi all, have found out that my Dad has a 5mm saccular aneurysm towards the base of the brain (I'm not sure where exactly the location is) and I'm scared out of my mind. He went into hospital for a badly blocked carotid artery and was suffering…Continue

So happy to have found you!

Started by jenn73 in Personal Stories. Last reply by jenn73 yesterday. 13 Replies

After I had my aneurysm clipped following a rupture in Jan 2001 I was desperate to talk to other people. I never did. The internet then was not what it is now. Every time someone found out what had happened to me they would say "I know someone who…Continue

Seizure after four months

Started by wacky in Personal Stories. Last reply by wacky on Friday. 4 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


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Six Month Post Clipping

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