Dr. Robert Brown, Jr., M.D., Chair of Neurology, Mayo Clinic discusses "Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day" with the Minnesota Twins and the Joe Niekro Foundation on August 21, 2011.
We really need a better way to diagnose brain aneurysms. I suffered for 6 weeks with a slow bleed, 4 trips to the ER and nobody could diagnose me. I also had all the signs for a stroke but nobody could help me until I passed out in the ER and had seizures in front of them.
My sister had an aneurysm rupture in her brain. She survived the surgery - thanks to the doctors and the good Lord - with no known complications. Now we are starting to notice changes in her behavior, strong use of alcohol, and saying things sometimes that just don't make any sense. I'm not very sympathetic or understanding with this, but then I wonder if there could be some type of problem going on within her brain that we are not aware of? Could an aneurysm disrupt her normal way of thinking? I am so angry with her and I just don't want to be angry if she really can't help it. Any advice? Thanks!
My mother has been diagnosed with a small aneurysm. I was hoping to hear personal experiences after the surgery. Recovery time? Additional developments? Reaccurances? Normal lifestyle?
my mother is 62 and was not sure if we would need a physical therapist for walking,talking, etc...
I look forward to any advice you are willing to share.
I was in an accident a few months ago and struck my head on the concrete left a couple of large welts to my forehead and left-side. During my three day hospital stay, an aneurysm was detected. Since this time; I have dizzy spells, vomiting, disorientation, vertigo and headaches. Is an aneurysm, which is caused from the blow to the head, more or less dangerous than other brain aneurysms. Quality of life has not been the same as before the accident? I am very concerned in regards to the future and frantically searching for answers.
I recently have had a stroke(s), they found a brain aneurysm in the center of my brain. I'm 44 years old.
I struggle everyday just to make it through the day. Between the pain in my head, the loss of half my vision in my left eye, confusion, half of my face being partially numb, and some loss of finding the right words to say.
This has been going on since early June. The doctors & neurologists that I have been dealing with, don't seem to be real clear on things. They have sent me back to work, and told me that it was ok to drive, even though I can't see things to my left!! I just had my angiogram last Tuesday, they are going to use the coil technique in middle of or end of Aug.
Shouldn't this be done right away, to prevent further damage, or worse yet, death?