Carolynusa Posted February 18, 2015 Share Posted February 18, 2015 Hello to all of you. Wanted to share the latest regarding my sah and what is coming in my future. Allow me a quick history just as reminder before I get into new stuff: SAH 6/3/14. Rupture. 1 coil. Craniotomy for 2 clips. Shunt. Coma for month. In hospital for 6-1/2 weeks. I don't remember anything but last week and a half. Meanwhile the neurologist is still messing with my anti-seizure medication and I still have headaches, ear noise, dizziness, you know...all of that. It's been very rough for my family and myself these past 8 months but, as my first post sah angiogram came back okay we were feeling a little more optimistic and we were working on how to live with all the changes my sah brought about. So...I had my second post sah angiogram last week and saw my neurosurgeon yesterday for results. I could tell something was wrong almost instantly...just felt it. He began to show the latest pictures of my brain to us and, lo and behold, there is a new "bump" brewing in the same area as the other three. It seems the arterial highway has a fast lane that heads right to that area and hits it pretty hard and it is a very weak area. The options are 1) ignore it and hope it doesn't rupture..just get constant angiograms to follow it. 2) Try a brand new technique that just received FDA (Federal Drug Administration) approval in the very recent past. I would be the 8th person to ever had procedure at our pretty good neuro hospital. It involves a "pipe" that is kind of a bendable tube. Sheathed and run up from groin then placed right below aneurysm mess to divert main flow of blood around it. My surgeon very excited about it and thinks it will do the trick...at least for this bit. It's so new the company that created the pipe sends a proctor to each of these surgeries to control them and record results. So...all of this is being set up to determine if I'm a good candidate. In the meantime I'm pretty depressed and scared about it. I love my surgeon and he held me as I cried in his office. I have to trust him. Just wanted to share latest and maybe pass on a little info about new "pipe" procedure. Take care all. Be well and, if you haven't tried it yet, sing along with Win. It works! Carolynusa 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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