50 years ago today, I was recovering from a craniotomy for a rupture PCom aneurysm. My recovery was miraculous under any circumstances but more so in an era before CT scans, MRI and microsurgery. Having no significant deficits from the rupture and surgery, I have lived long, and well, so that my primary health concerns these are those that come with age.
Yesterday, I went up for blessings at church to celebrate the anniversary of this miracle and that there have been no other ruptures since then, However, I did hesitate to write a celebratory post here or on FB.
Shortly after I awoke this morning, I was shocked to learned that one of my sisters had just had a ruptured PCom aneurysm.
Unlike my experiences with misdiagnosis on the first bleed and surgery not being performed until almost a week after my second bleed, things are going smoothly for my sister.
The physicians at the local emergency hospital recognized my sister’s symptoms and arranged for her to immediately transferred to a regional trauma center. There, her coiling was completed in less than 6 hours after she had arrived at the local emergency hospital!!!
On this day, I give thanks to God for the blessing of healing that he bestowed on me and is bestowing on my sister.