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  1. Maya, I am coping much better than expected. My son is 12 so probably not as demanding as little kids. I too am a nurse and as I work nights, I have struggled with sleep. many people say they sleep for hours after surgery but I haven't. I do struggle to get to sleep until the early hours and then feel tired when I get up around 9.I wish I could nap during the day but don't. My partner is doing the school runs so that burden is off me. Even if my surgeon gives me the ok to drive next week I'll not do that till after Christmas. I manage all the usual household chores and am back to
  2. Thank you all - recovery continues but have had to stem the tide of visitors whilst I'm off work. people have been dropping in regularly. I'm usually very sociable but recently have found it overwhelming and intrusive. It's weird, we have had a loft conversion and have had deliveries of furniture. I can only have one delivery a day, any more and I feel anxious and overwhelmed. I feel I need to be on my own for a while to recharge - I suppose this is the neuro fatigue hitting.me - I feel mentally worn out and just want to be on my own during the day with my dog until the family g
  3. Hi - a quick update. I'm doing fab. Back pain has gone and on reflection think the upright sleeping position caused it. I am completely pain free and have been off all my pain relief for 9 days now and can even sleep on my craniotomy side. I feel like I'm buzzing and much to my partners wrath have decorated a bedroom this past week. I feel quite energised and relieved to the point where I asked my gp if I could return to work next week but he said no to my return 3 weeks post op and told me to think about it after Xmas. So I will! I really don't believe unruptured
  4. Hi everyone, I'm alive and fairly well after my clipping 9 days ago. My aneurysms were both successfully clipped and apart from.a vasospasm surgery went well. As I was having open surgery, the surgeon said he was able to deal with it effectively and quickly. He remarked he was glad to remove them as my 7mm MCA and 5mm ACA had both grown to over 10mm since August. The first three days were a breeze until my day of discharge when I had the most horrendous vomiting. Iv fluids then home on day 6. 3 days on, the headaches have subsided and just a little light headedness remains. my s
  5. Thankyou- I can identify with what you are saying bagpuss. As I have no choice but to have one of them clipped the decision was easier for me. People often remark that clipping is more invasive and has a higher risk but my rationale is that the need for follow up is more or less negated. I too hated the angiogram but for me the worst bit was the dye which caused me terrible pain at the base of my skull and a sensation if losing consciousness. If you consider the inherent risk of the angiograms and the possible need for repeat treatments with coiling, I feel there is not much betw
  6. It's funny really, most people remark on the horrors of a craniotomy, fears of not walking up etc. Although I don't relish it, I know I'll wake up but it's the risks of complications that worries me. I also worry that as one is quite distal and complex, I'll wake up and he'll tell me he couldn't get to it. to be honest I think being a nurse sometimes hinders rather than helps. You question everything and research which makes things worse. On a positive note he has told me that clipping gives me the best chance of drawing a line under it and being given the opportunity to get
  7. I am a nurse and am aware of the side effects of anti- convulsants. I agree with you Karen as I took.them for a short period when I was diagnosed with neuromytonia to lessen the fasciculations ( twitches) that I get in all my muscles but decided I would rather manage without due to the side effects which can be quite toxic. The surgeon told me there is an overall risk of stroke/ seizure with the clipping procedure but he considered the risk small. I asked out of curiosity more than anything as it seems standard in the USA that following craniotomy they are prescribed t
  8. As I have posted previously I am having my 2 annies clipped at the end of the month. One of my biggest fears is developing epilepsy due to.the massive impact it would have on.my life, not being able to drive, ferry the kids about etc plus I am a community nurse so rely on my car for my job. I did ask the surgeon but he said anti- seizure medication would not be prescribed and the risk especially with unruptured aneurysms is relatively low. I have noticed that on the American forums people seem to be routinely prescribed anti seizure meds following a clipping surg
  9. Hi, I am going back to work 3 nights a week from next week. I work alongside the police but my nose is going to place me with colleagues at the hospital who I am close to and will support me- I hoping time moves more quickly x
  10. Thank you all so much - I am tired of being anxious but to be honest I've been fine up to a week or so ago and then it all went downhill.It seems strange to be having major surgery when you're not in agonising pain but I realise I having major surgery to prevent agonising pain .A few weeks ago before my angiogram he remarked the ACA annie may be inaccessible but seems to think he can get to it now so I'm assuming the angiogram gave more clarity.Just hoping now I don't wake up to be told he couldn't access it.
  11. Have just had a call to say next week's op is rescheduled for 31/10- to say I am peed off is an understatement as I had psyched myself up for it - the scheduled anaesthetist is unable to make it and his secretary said he is picky about who he uses for aneurysms. Have been off work the past 2 weeks as the worry was getting too much but now wondering if going back will take my mind off things a bit as I am living and dreaming aneurysms and also only get 6 months full sick pay and would rather leave it for after in.case recovery is slow -
  12. Hi, I am new to.the group and this forum.was recommended by another group. I have 2 aneurysms discovered after I had a 'swimming head' feeling back in July. I have been told following an mri that I had a 7mm ACA and a 5 mm MCA but my constant headaches and woozy head were not related to the aneurysm s and I had probably had a silent migraine. I've never had a migraine in my life and don't suffer from.headaches so I'm.not so sure. Before I even had the mri and discovered the aneurysms I had complained to my family doctor of a sharp intermittent stabbing pain above my e
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