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  1. Hi Dawny! I have quietly followed your journey. I'm so happy that everything went well and you are recovering. We have the same Anterior Communicating Artery! I am also fascinated that it can be done through the radial artery. Never heard nor read that before. I agree on how amazing the surgeons and the medical team are. I was supposed to get a stent as well but did not push through. I had mine coiled through the femoral artery as well. My annie is proving as stubborn as me lol. I have clipping scheduled September 13th and I'm hoping that will be the last. Take it easy, Dawny. I wish you a complete recovery. 💗
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  2. Hi again everyone, Thank you for again for all your comments and wishes. I am feeling stronger every day and I can echo other’s experiences when they say that the recoiling recovery is no way as bad as after the original bleed. I am tired as expected and some missing words but I know this time not to push myself unnecessarily. Yes, I think I can agree that the worry was worse than the op! Although I was of course out for the op but it was nerve wracking in the run up and on the table, especially before, when the risks were being explained! But I did have confidence in the amazing medical teams whose regular scans and ongoing monitoring made sure it was picked up on. So I now have extra coils and a stent flow diverter fitted by/in front of the neck of the aneurysm, in the artery/vessel. Apparently my aneurysm, despite being small, had a wide neck and was refilling with blood. I must admit I was too woozy to ask any questions when I came round and the next day, but I just have to wait until the MRI or consultant appointment in 6 months. I do know that the operation took longer than originally thought as the stent was a bit tricky to position but I didn’t ask any more about that as I was just relieved it was there! I think the idea is that the stent eventually grows a skin(?) over the artery and closes the aneurysm from the blood, and in the meantime any blood that flows in is diverted away, but anyone who has any better understanding may be able to correct me. I do have to take blood thinners for 6 months and aspirin for life but I know everyone’s situation is different. I think it’s a small price to pay. I am amazed at what these skilled and brilliant special people can achieve, which is why I trusted them to do the procedure (despite the nerves and initial reluctance!). I was surprised and amazed when they said they were going through the radial artery in the wrist. I did have an angiogram through there once but didn’t imagine this could be done that way. I hope this has been helpful or useful to read in some way, as I have found other posts on here. I haven’t googled anything or read too much as I believe the medics are the experts and sometimes reading too much can make me worry unnecessarily! If anyone has any questions or wants to know more please just let me know and I’ll be happy to see if I can answer. Thanks again for reading and for all the support and encouragement!
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  3. Thank you all! I will write more if people are interested but as they went in via the wrist, radial artery, which is amazing, I am limiting my online clicking! Looks to be healing nicely so far though. 🤞 The relief is unbelievable. Slight cough and sore throat from the anaesthetic tube I understand but that is getting better already.
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  4. Hi my name is Sue, and I'm a 54 yr old vet tech from MN. I developed an SAEH on 4/22/21, after falling down a flight of 15 steps. My husband found me after approx 10-15 after, bleeding profusely from the back of my head. I was in ICU for 3 days, and then in a regular room for 1 night and was sent home. I have been excused from work until Sept 1st. I spend most of my day in my recliner, with a heating pad on my lower back. i was also told I had a displaced L3 with a transverse fracture. I am tired all the time, I take lots of mini naps through the day. I have 2-3 mild headaches a day with occasional dizziness if I move my head too fast. I'm glad I found this forum, as its answered alot of questions. I have my next scan Sept 14.
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