I also was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm – "originating from the left internal carotid artery just distal to the left ophthalmic origin. The aneurysm projects superiorly and slightly medially. The overall length of the aneurysm is approximately 5 mm, and the maximum transverse dimension is also on the order of 5 mm largely because of the curvilinear shape. The neck is on the order of 2.5 mm…also a "vascular infundibulum" and "Dolichoectasia is noted involving the anterior and posterior circulations."
The dr. was running 2hrs behind, which was unusual for Mayo, (he had an emergency surgery). The appt was very brief, we didn't even review the CT pics, but another CT scan scheduled in 3mths. (I have 4-5 other aneurysms and tortuous artery areas, Connective Tissue Disease which causes the middle wall of arteries to relax, loose the collagen, elasticity and hopefully not burst.. Mom died of aortic aneurysm at 66, I'm 62, which I also have that is being monitored, all of this discovered in the last 4 months.) I was NOT told to take an aspirin a day; the only instruction was to not lift over 20lbs and no more running. (Have read not to fly, not sure if it is safe, or yoga or hiking for that matter…) I have always had headaches but now a monthly injection, Emgality, has helped the migraines. Nice to meet this group, sorry it had to be under these circumstances! I understand how the "constant thought of aneurysm" is fearful. I'd like to have the questions prepared also for my next appt. Thank you so much for your comments. Enjoy your weekend!!!