On June 12, 2019 I had endovascular coiling for. Unruptured middle right cerebrial artery annie. The annie was 9mm x 5mm.
I did very well with surgery and was released the following day.
Since I came home I have been sent to ER once by my nuero surgeon due to headache and.vomiting. the cat scan showed all was well with the annie so I was sent home.I continue to have the headaches and vomiting but not every day.
I also have the left side of my face suddenly goes numb and feels like it is just hanging there. My PCP explained this is the blood flow rejuvenating along with the nerves and I could have this for a long time. My skull hurts and feels like fingers coming outward from the painful section. My left eye feels like pressure behind the eye with mild headache and it is painful to rub my eye.
The worst part for me is not knowing when to raise the red flag and go to ER. I feel like I am waiting for a time bomb to explode inside my head.
I dont know if the coiling is a temporary fix or if the surgery is all I will ever need.
I have trouble with my memory. I can be thinking about something and mid thought completely forget what I was thinking about. I have troubles finding the right words and feel like everything is in slow motion.
I get tired very easy and have to lay down and rest which I expected but thought would be improving by now.
Perhaps its even more mentally straining because my surgery seemed so easy. I had very little pain after surgery my incision was not sore and I didnt even feel like I had major surgery. The most painful part was the monitor they put in artery of my wrist. That needle sight bothered me for the first month. Otherwise being tired was the worst part in the beginning.
This sight has helped to understand a little more… Patience is the key for this surgery !