I am very grateful to be able to add to my story. For those of you don’t know me, here is the short version of my story. I suffered a ruptured posterior communicator annie in 1969. I have lived with the knowledge of having 3 more unruptured annies for the last 45 years. I’ve elected not to have another surgery
Earlier this year, after a bout with dizziness, I had a CT scan in the ER, the first one in 9 years. When the results were reviewed by my personal neurosurgeon, the findings were that my annies had not changed. They are the same size as they were 45 years ago. Thanks be to God!
I had hesitated to write an update this year but, Charnett93’s story, that came in the email today, encouraged me to write to celebrate with her and other survivors.
I’m not able to provide much help to new members except to share my story of survival and living with annies. My surgery and treatment was before CT scans, MRIs and microsurgery.
I had a miraculous recovery. No one imagined that I would live this long but by the grace of God, I’ve had a really good life. I am now at the point where issues of aging require more attention than my annies.
My sister, who had a rupture two years ago, is also recovered and doing well. She is able to drive along winding roads. Our family is especially grateful for this second miracle of healing.
My prayers are for each and everyone on this site will have a complete recovery and a good long life.