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Hi there all, i found this wonderful site by chance.My sister suffered a massive bleed to the brain and a burst annuerysm plus a stroke in jan 2012.It was revealed on catscan that she had 7 annuerysms.They operated doing the cranial operation through the skull.She has now been allowed home and is doing extremely well.They have clipped 3 and left a tiny one to the right side,she has another three on the left of which we are told she will require 5 to 7 years of treatment.She has no long term memory problems whatsoever which is amazing.She has a problem with the short term which is to be expected.She is improving daily.I would like to ask is there anyone else on here that has had this amount of annuerysms as reading your stories i have only found people with two.It would help her extemely if we have someone we can relate to.This site has already helped her enourmously.For example she is not aware at what she can and cant do,on reading please tell me if i am wrong 3months seems to be on average the amount of time needed to then start weening yourself back to a full normal life .Obviously it may take a lot longer than three months to be able to resume even 20% we are prepared for that and that it is each individual but any feedback would so appreciated.Also by full normal life i mean even if that is not 50% of what she was at before all of this ,she is living breathing and has so many loving caring people around her ,and for what shes been through is so lucky to only have seconds of being totally vacant and unaware and short term memory loss.thankyou for such a wonderful site.

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I have 3 aneurysms which have all now been coiled. I don't know about any other members having as many as 7 but there certainly others who also have untreated aneurysms. I'm not sure what the 3 months is all about but I do remember that I was automatically signed off work for 3 months after I had my bleed. Maybe that's expected recovery time from the surgery alone? I'm really not sure on that but there may be others who can answer that for you.

Nice to meet you on here & best wishes to your sister for her continuing recovery.

Michelle

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I have 3 aneurysms which have all now been coiled. I don't know about any other members having as many as 7 but there certainly others who also have untreated aneurysms. I'm not sure what the 3 months is all about but I do remember that I was automatically signed off work for 3 months after I had my bleed. Maybe that's expected recovery time from the surgery alone? I'm really not sure on that but there may be others who can answer that for you.

Nice to meet you on here & best wishes to your sister for her continuing recovery.

Michelle

Hi michelle, thankyou so much for your reply michelle,any imformation helps,basically my sis has been really happy that i could tell her others have experienced the same things as her which made her feel totally normal and not that she was going nuts.Also a Letter from my brain i printed off for her and that has helped her enormously.many thanks michelle for taking time to replyx
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I was diagnosed with 'multiple' aneurysms - not sure on exactly how many - a question i must add to my list. What I do know is there were three prominant aneurysms but they were unsure which one had ruptured and caused the bleed, so they coiled the 2 biggest and have left the third - which is being monitored. Just had my 5th month scan so awaiting the results as to what they plan to do.

On the recovery side, it really is an individual process - but patients is the key - something I don't always have enough off. Its very frustrating not to be able to do stuff like you did pre SAH but as I'm learning - got to stop looking back, look forward, new goals and acheivements. As my Dr keeps having to remind me with any surgery, 6-12mths is the time frame given for recovery.

Best wishes for your sister and her recovery

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I was diagnosed with 'multiple' aneurysms - not sure on exactly how many - a question i must add to my list. What I do know is there were three prominant aneurysms but they were unsure which one had ruptured and caused the bleed, so they coiled the 2 biggest and have left the third - which is being monitored. Just had my 5th month scan so awaiting the results as to what they plan to do.

On the recovery side, it really is an individual process - but patients is the key - something I don't always have enough off. Its very frustrating not to be able to do stuff like you did pre SAH but as I'm learning - got to stop looking back, look forward, new goals and acheivements. As my Dr keeps having to remind me with any surgery, 6-12mths is the time frame given for recovery.

Best wishes for your sister and her recovery

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Thankyou kaz,its real kind of you to take the time to reply.I wish you the very best with your recovery,totally agree about looking to the future and being positive.My sister is very positive ,also says what will be will be she just wants to get back to where she left off and seems very confident that she will get there.She does find it difficult family doing her house chores,as her love of housework was so hugely important,but i am sure with her positive attitude she ll get there in the end.Many thanks ps my sister experienced whilst in hospital thinking her bungalow was on the ward below i told her i had seen a simular story on here but havent been able to find it since,but she seemed very relieved to know others had experienced the same. thankyou again sis maryx

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.I would like to ask is there anyone else on here that has had this amount of annuerysms as reading your stories i have only found people with two

Hi Mary, I've just remembered the names of two members on our site, they're Sisters called Gina and Theresa and their forum posts may be of interest to you. Theresa (who's had multiple aneurysms, some treated and some not) and her sister Gina who supports her. The links to both profiles are below and you can search for their previous posts from that point. The last that we heard from Gina, was that Theresa was recovering from further surgery on more aneurysms. Hope that all makes sense!

http://www.behindthegray.net/vbulletin/member.php?2510-Gina-(Theresa-s-sister)

http://www.behindthegray.net/vbulletin/member.php?2531-theresa843

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Hi Mary warm welcome to the site glad you found us.

sorry I only had one thankfully, but recovery is individual not everyone is the same we all heal and recover diffently there's no hard and fast rule....

hope to hear more from you soon take care best wishes to your sister on her recovery

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