I just heard back from Dr. Spezler's office in Arizona and they are recommending that I get my Aneurysm clipped because of the size and shape. Needless to say I am scared to death of such an invasive procedure. The Annie is 4.5 X 3.5mm and has a wide neck. I also have a Cavernous Angioma that bleed back in Aug. 2011 hence the decision to clip as opposed to coiling. My medical insurance is through Kaiser and I plan to get some second opinions through them as well. Has anyone had to deal with their Aneurysm through Kaiser? Were they willing to give you a referral to a non-Kaiser Doctor? For those of you with Kaiser, who in your opinion is the best that Kaiser has to offer?
I really want to wait until August to get my follow up CatScan (I had an Angiogram this month), gather my second opinions and then decide who and where to get the procedure done. My family and friends are freaked out and want me to do something immediatly, but I really function better having all the facts and getting my ducks in a row first. They say the Annie has a 2 - 5% chance of rupturing and I'm 55 so I have the age thing on my side (somewhat).
What do you think? I really do appreciate this web-site and the kind people who share their experiences. It sure helps make it a little less scary.