4 years ago a sudden ruptured brain aneurysm turned my world upside down. I have a laundry list of deficits, including horrible anxiety and short term memory loss. Some of the deficits are obvious and some become obvious only to those who live with me. Ruptured Brain aneurysm didn’t kill me but it killed the “me that I was” and gave my family and my friends the “new me”. I was at my perfect health and weight and exercising on a regular basis then suddenly boom. I was visiting the opposite side of the country at the time.
I never heard of the term brain aneurysm until I had “the worst headache of my life” while visiting Boston in June 2017. It came with out warning and if not for my sister being there and taking me to the hospital, I wouldn’t be here today.