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  1. Hi again everyone As the date draws closer for my procedure, on Weds 11th August, I just wanted to thank everyone who posted about theirs and who has been supportive and helpful throughout. I took great comfort in reading people’s posts before the op, and the natural anxiety and apprehension, but the relief to read the ‘hi everyone I’m back and recovering’ posts is something I’m holding on to and looking forward to being able to post myself soon! I had the pre-op tests a couple of weeks ago. Then I have to go for COVID-19 swabs tomorrow, isolation at home until I go in for the op on Wednesday. Please keep me in your thoughts and send virtual positive vibes on the day! xx
  2. Hello all, I had my follow-up with my Neurosurgeon yesterday and left a bit uneasy. A shortened background: I had an aneurysm Dec. 10, 2010 and it was coiled. The same aneurysm ruptured again July 17, 2020 and was coiled again. The previous coils were still intact but a new aneurysm branched out off the old one. This is very rare to happen. Prior to my coiling there were talks of putting a stent as well. This was not done. My husband and I were told by two of the Neurosurgeons that it is needed as an added protection to not have another rupture. I was discharged after the mandatory 14 days and never heard about the stent again. This has caused me lots of anxiety. I told my husband that we have to be ready to fight (not physical lol) and advocate for myself and so we did. Doc said there is some remnant which is not uncommon. He showed us the CT scan and where my aneurysm is located is quite tricky. His words were, "There are no right or wrong answer. It's not black and white. It's gray." He also said that for every procedure there are always risks and that if we do the stent I will be on blood thinners forever. He probably saw the look of dismay on our faces. I was on the verge of tears. My husband said well we have to do something, anything. Everybody said a rerupture was unlikely but it did happen. Thankfully, Doc said we'll let the coils settle in and do an MRI in three months and go from there. Got to take the small wins. My question is: For you who had stents put in, how was the procedure? Are you on blood thinners? How has it affected your life? Thanks in advance!
  3. Hi- I had an 8 mm cerebral aneurysm in my left ICA that had a small leak and then was repaired on Monday. I had a stent and coiling performed. I had a vasospasm in my ICA during the procedure and had excellent packing (37%). I am incredibly grateful for how well it went but I don't feel like I was prepared for the recovery. The headache behind my left eye has been awful. The (mild) confusion and exhaustion was more than I bargained for and today I tried to sign my name and couldn't. I had a minor leak/bleed before the surgery so I don't know what's going on. The emotions were overwhelming this morning. I focused so much on preparing for the surgery that I guess I didn't prepare enough for the recovery. I'd love to hear how other folks recovered from a basically unruptured aneurysm repair? Thanks.
  4. Hello everyone I suffered from an SAH and I am 28, and at the time of writing this I am 7 weeks post SAH. It is great to read all of your comments and stories. Following my SAH I had a stent fitted in the offending artery in my brain, and I wonder how others have had their SAH fixed on this forum? Has anyone else had this done, and how was your recovery? Seven weeks on from my operation I am not allowed to do any heavy lifting and still not allowed to drive. Physically, I was very lucky following the SAH, but I do suffer with bad head aches. I suppose my biggest question is do they really ease with time like I’ve been told, and how soon do people get back driving again? I feel so lucky with the outcome of my SAH, and I have a very supportive family, but no matter how much I try to explain I still don’t think they truly know what I mean sometimes. I think the biggest thing for me after this is my outlook on life has changed totally! I am less precious about things that are not important. I also worry sometimes that I will never fully be how I was before. Perhaps I’m being impatient with myself in lots of ways, but I just want to get on with life. It feels like someone pushed the “pause” button 7 weeks ago. Sophie
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