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The day of the Eclipse, I will be having my MRA for my Brain Aneurysm

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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 02:09 AM
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Background: This past October I had a ruptured brain aneurysm at work. I spent two weeks in the ICU and the doctors put coils in the aneurysm. In January, I had an Angiogram done. It was determined that I was still bleeding in the brain. In March, the doctors did another procedure to add more coils along with trying to place a balloon to hold the coils. However, that procedure was unsuccessful. The next month, I went back in for another procedure but this time with two doctors to have a pipeline embolization device put in at the base of the aneurysm.

Fast Forward: The MRA I will be taking will determine if the pipeline device was successful or not. Plus, I will be having another Angiogram in Oct./Nov. to determine if the pipeline device stopped the bleeding. The MRA is similar to an MRI. The MRI looks at your organs, while and MRA looks at the blood vessels. Anyways, I will be sedated, so I hope I won't miss out on the Eclipse.

I won't know anything until after I see the results of the test, after the neurologist looks at them.

Coil embolization in Aneurysm:


Pipeline Embolization Device


If you have questions about how an aneurysm feels like, or symptoms before an aneurysm, and the after effects. Feel free to ask.
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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 02:25 AM
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Oh my goodness so sorry to hear,wow you've been having a Hellish time healthwise
I do so much hope for a complete recovery for you! Yes please can you tell us of the symptoms before,i am almost afraid to ask how it felt while it was happening.I've always had the idea that something like that hurts like hell.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 02:34 AM
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originally posted by: Raxoxane
I've always had the idea that something like that hurts like hell.


Thanks. I guess other people are different. However, when mine occurred, I felt no pain. I did feel a pop (explosion) in my head and seconds later I fell to the floor into a seizure along with getting sick twice. I wasn't able to move when I fell. It felt like I was paralyzed. The paramedics helped me up. What felt like hours was only minutes.

Symptoms: Basically, I was heaving or dry heaving with nothing coming up. But, it really doesn't give you any warning. The heaving lasted a week for me and I just blew it off and didn't pay any attention to it.
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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 02:40 AM
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a reply to: Diabolical1972

Thank you for explaining.Even without massive pain,what an ordeal.Best wishes from my heart,i sincerely wish you well.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 02:46 AM
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Also, I forgot to say that was, when I got up. I felt fine and thought I was able to do normal things again. Make sure you go to the doctors if you ever feel a pop in your head. Also, do not take Excedrin. They think that may have been the cause of the Aneurysm.

After the having the Aneurysm, which happened on the left side, it feel like the right side is about to have an aneurysm as well. And you will have painful headaches afterwords. Like, almost everyday.
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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 03:39 AM
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a reply to: Diabolical1972

Good luck with it all and I hope you get a good result. You'll be glad to put all of it behind you.


Eclipses are cool and there's a moment when birds go silent which adds to the occasion.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 04:03 AM
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Where I'm at the Eclipse should be happening around night time. The MRA will be at 9am. So, I don't think I will miss out on it. I hope I won't anyway. I have my glasses and camera ready.
I will listen to the animals.
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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: Diabolical1972

Wishing you strength and positivety to deal with your diagnosis. Remember ..
a diagnosis is only decent if three qualified Medico's tell you the same thing.

Upon such a diagnosis do your research and ask all the relative questions. Including the so called hair brained alternate theories ... your specialist should have heard them all ... thoughts and best wishes your way !!
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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 04:48 AM
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a reply to: Diabolical1972

I wish you the best outcome.
The procedures that Doctors can do these days to save lives always amazes me.
My sister in law had an aneurysm many many years ago and it left her almost as if she had had a stroke (?) for awhile. Se needed PT/OT and such to get back to 'normal' and never really did regain complete or balanced motor skills and thinking capacity. I don't recall her having any warning.
For the eclipse, where I am, it should be starting about 1:30 PM (CST) and last for 2 1/2 minutes, super stoked about it!
I hope you get to enjoy some of it.
Good luck to you.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 05:33 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird


Yes, I still have problems with my motor, balance, and vocational skills. I remember things, but I can't remember most of my hospital stay. When I talk or write, I know what I want to say, but sometimes I forget in the thought process of what I am saying or writing. My balance is definitely off. Like, I can walk with no problems, then out of the blue it will look like I'm drunk walking. I did pass my driving test. However, I can't drive far anymore. Ever since this happened, the anxiety just takes over, and the not knowing.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 05:44 AM
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a reply to: Diabolical1972

Just adding my best wishes to the others and hope all goes well.
Hospitals are a drag and I've had several MRIs myself but the people there, I'm sure, are doing their best for you.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 06:47 AM
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a reply to: Diabolical1972

You've been through a lot, best of luck for successful treatment and moving forward with your life.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 07:32 AM
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Thank you all. It is definitely a scary feeling. Especially, when you think your dying everyday, and doesn't help of not knowing if the bleeding stopped.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 07:48 AM
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Play the pretend game like me. I've had a heart attack and stroke in the past year with side effects still there. I am not that old so I refuse to believe any of it and try not to say much if ever about it. Hoping things go well and you move forward and just never think about it again.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 07:52 AM
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A little too late, I just did.
Thank you for the advice, I will try to do that.
I'm glad your feeling better.

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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: Diabolical1972

Distraction is good therapy. You seem to be taking it really well. Hang in there and Keep_Looking_Up.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 08:28 AM
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Best wishes for good news.

That's a lot to have to deal with. I hope you are finally on the road to recovery.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: Diabolical1972
I hope that all goes well for you. Good luck.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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Here's the conspiracy of it all, somewhere on the internet I read you can die either one month before or after your birthday. My birthday is September 6th, aneurysm happened on October 9th. Upside down 6. Even more freaky is that September, is Aneurysm awareness month.


Twilight Zone Music.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: Diabolical1972
Here's the conspiracy of it all, somewhere on the internet I read you can die either one month before or after your birthday. My birthday is September 6th, aneurysm happened on October 9th. Upside down 6. Even more freaky is that September, is Aneurysm awareness month.


Twilight Zone Music.


Do you really want to be freaky? Maybe this September is the beginning of the End Times, but that's true of nearly every September. So if you get terribly bad news, then tell yourself the world is ending anyhow and you don't to be here for those last years anyway.

Is it really? I don't know, but sooner or later, someone will be right, even if we're clear out to where the sun goes red giant and swallows the earth.

But cheer up, I'm sure it won't be as bad as all that.



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