It is hard to believe that one year ago today, I underwent a new procedure called the PED, which has been used many many many times over the past 12 months. I remember feeling so alone because the PED procedure was so new here in the US (it was only FDA approved for use here in the US a short month prior to my annies being found -- lucky me!). No one knew what the PED was and I was floored and really felt alone!! Then I found Giovanni who had the PED about a year or so prior to mine (of course he lives in Italy, so they have had it for quite a while) and I met all the wonderful support people here at BAF that let me know that I was not alone in my journey.
Giovanni and I started the PED Group so that we could enlighten as many members as we could about our PED journeys and hope that we could all share our knowledge of this new lifesaving little piece of heaven. Shameless plug for the PED Group found here http://www.bafsupport.org/group/pipeline-embolization-device-ped
I want to take this time to thank everyone here at BAF who have supported me over the year and helped me to realize that although I have no outward scar, I still am an aneurysm survivor!! It took me a long time to realize that and it was with the help of you here, my BAF Family, that I am able to look back over that year and know that you all held my hand, wiped my tears and lent me your shoulders when I needed it most.
Thank you just doesn't seem like enough!
I love you all!