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Daffodil    4,402

Kay it's hard to comtemplate having to have another procedure but there are others on here, myself included who have had to go on to have further interventions ( mine was for shunt placement but others have had further coiling or clipping ) and it sounds like they are doing some good investigation so they can work out the best solution for you long term

 

talk to your team at queens, if you aren't sure about anything get them to draw basic diagrams. Like you I quite like looking at the amazing 3D images bit sometimes simple is best and easier, also my  hubby gets excited when he sees those and starts asking lots of tangent questions so Now I take MIL to my check ups who is much more focussed and takes notes so we don't forget what gets said. ?

 

Its a shock to realise that perhaps what you hoped was fully 'fixed' needs some further maintenance but trust that for them that caretaking of your anneurism is what they excel at. Ask lots of questions and keep coming here if you need some support with the thought of what's next. 

 

Take care. 

 

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Macca    9,843

Be positive Kay - they have identified the problem and are in a position to be able to do something about it if required. Sometimes a second intervention is needed but look forwards to putting all this behind you once it is done.

 

Good luck,

 

Macca

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Winb143    5,603

Quite a few on BTG have to have an eye kept on their scans so at least  you know they are doing their job.

 

All what others have said Kay,  I agree with,  but it doesn't stop you stressing xx 

 

So keep calm and I wont say do not worry but 1 person or more had it done,  but do not ask me who ???  Any takers on this ??? 

 

Remember ..Stress is bad for our poor brains  xx  

 

Good luck 

Win xxxx

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kempse    1,809

Sorry to hear you had a knock back Kay - I hope the shock has worn off slightly since you got the news, although I doubt it.    I say that as I remember all too well when I was told I had to have more coils put in as they hadn't packed it sufficiently for fear of the coils coming back out, blocking my artery and causing a stroke.  To hear that when you assume everything is solved is not nice.

 

All that was 2008/09 and in 2016 I was told the aneurysm had grown and there was talk of yet more coiling. A further scan this April and I was told it appeared stable - so all a bit confusing and unsettling.   Yes, seeing those images is fascinating.

 

I hope you won't have to wait too long - the hope being that you don't have to worry about it for too long.

Best wishes,

Sarah

 

 

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Kay    35

I have the date for my surgery through and it will be on the 14th September.

I'm trying to stay positive but my anxiety levels keep going through the roof. I was just starting to get back to some normality, I was going to start working again, it just all feels like such a set back. Plus it's my 30th birthday this November, I'm worried about recovery time, I just really wanted to be ok for it.

 

I think i'd feel better if i knew which it was going to be coiling/clipping because then I could prepare myself, but I wont know until they've done the tests on the day, I hate the uncertainty of it, I think that is whats stressing me out more than anything, I like to know exactly whats happening.

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Skippy    7,061

Hi Kay

 

As scary as all this is for you, don't look at it as a step back - look at it as another rung to climb on the ladder to recovery.  I know it's easy for me to say but this op will help you move on with your recovery and in the end give you less to worry about.  I suggest preparing yourself for what you would see as the worst case scenario because then anything else is a bonus.

 

I'll be thinking of you xx

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Winb143    5,603

I remember someone writing on here that when we first had our SAH they had the blood to deal with etc etc .

 

This time it is more straight forward as you will be in hospital not sick and bleeding but a straight forward op.

 

Whereas before you were ill, does that make sense??? 

 

Not telling you not to be afraid just saying it is more straight forward.  

 

Keep Well and chin up and let us know how you got on after 14th.   

 

I loved my 30's  and 40's  I wont go on anymore on age as we'll be here all night  xxxx ha ha  

 

Smile xxxxxx

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Tina    7,969

Hi Kay :)

 

Wishing you well for tomorrow and a speedy recovery in time for your 30th birthday :) 

Thinking of you and sending loads of positive healing vibes your way xx

 

Take care and as Win has said, when you feel up to it, let us know how you are doing.

Love Tina xx

 

 

 

 

 

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ClareM    2,851

Hope all goes well tomorrow Kay be thinking of you.

Hope it's not as traumatic as you think it may be and that you recover well. Let us know how you get on.

 

clare xx

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kempse    1,809

All the best for tomorrow Kay -try and concentrate on the 15th September when it will be all over.  

 

Not knowing until the day which method they are going to perform is not easy, but either way it is being done for a good reason and then you will not have the anxiety that you have right now - you will be able to continue with your recovery and get your life back on track without it hanging over you. The relief afterwards will be a great feeling so keep telling yourself this for the rest of today x

 

Hugs,

Sarah

 

 

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Aandrea    371

Good luck for tomorrow Kay, it will be over and done with before you know it will be thinking of you.

All my love Andrea xxx

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