I had my first brain surgery in November 1998 I have polycystic kidney disease and unforently pkd patients can get berry aneurysm what I thought was a super migraine turn out to be aneurysm . My kidney doctor told me to get to the ER ASAP which I did later on I always remember his words you know when the big guy himself comes something is wrong. I was lucky cause it did not rupture but I was having blood pressures problems Anyway I had time to think about it if I was going to do anything . I went to a neurosurgeon after deciding I was getting something done well to my surprise I had more than one aneurysm but at this time we were concern about the big one. We'll that surgery went well I was like no problems I had the aneurysm clipped very long surgery of 8 hours. Well jump ahead February of 1999 I woke up to call a prescription in my husband heard me he kept saying talk again my speech was all garble he call the neuro went to one hospital they took me by ambulance to another seem the little aneurysm they were not so concern about wanted to cause a problem yep it was a bleeder this time I did not fair to good I had to relearn to walk and talk again I did so much therapy at home from learning to wash dishes to bathing myself in this surgery I started having seizures never before have I had a seizure so years of seizure meds until I went to a new neurologist and I found out about the vagus nerve stimulator which I have had for almost 10 years I do not have to rake seizure meds anymore
I have come so far my biggest problem is cognitive issues and some other problems I do not drive anymore and wor is out of the quetion. but I treasure each day I give credit to my husband and to a therapist that I been going to since my second surgery in 1999. I use to talk on another board along time ago but got away from it thought maybe I could help someone with the experience I have went through and we can always learn new things from each other.
A little about me I am married to a wonderful guy and we have 3 grown kids and 4 grandkids and the little dog in my profile is my Izzie we have had chihuahuas ofr the last 20 years and two of them I had when I was going through my first harder years after the brain surgies they would be there and lay on me when I had seizures I know sometime chihuahua get a bad rap for being little yappers but I can tell you they are very protective of ther family and they know when you are sick.