Hi Sherlb. I was diagnosed with the aneurysm on November 17, 2017. I am retired, 73 years old, and led a fairly active lifestyle up till now. My aneurysm is 4.7 cm and my cardiologist operates when it gets over 5.5 cm. We are taking my blood pressure on a daily basis and doing a CT every 2 months. New medication has made me weak, non motivated, depressed, and very little sleep. I know things are going to get back to where I was before this was discovered, and they will for you too. Just hang in there and keep fighting.