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    Congrats on keeping on living Jimmy! :eagerness:...

    Congrats on keeping on living Jimmy! :eagerness: I hope you haven't had too tough a time and things are good.

    Stay strong and take care of yourself.
    Heidi
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    Hi Sharon, I'm so sorry you've been diagnosed...

    Hi Sharon,

    I'm so sorry you've been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, but please know you're one of the lucky ones who have found their aneurysm BEFORE it ruptures. Many are not so lucky.

    I,...
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    Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness Event

    If you're in the Northern New England area or Maine, the KAT-Walk and Karo-5K Run for Brain Aneurysm Awareness will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Portland Maine

    Lace up your walking...
  4. Happy 2nd annie-versary Nat! As always, you're...

    Happy 2nd annie-versary Nat! As always, you're outlook and perspective is wonderfully comforting and you're in inspiration. I am starting to embrace my brain bling a bit more, but still have my days...
  5. Annual KAT-Walk & Karo-5K for Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness

    IF YOU'RE IN MAINE NEXT MONTH...

    Itís time again to lace up your walking and running shoes and join us for the:

    KAT-Walk & Karo-5K*for*Brain Aneurysm Awareness
    Saturday, September 13,...
  6. Hi there, So sorry the coils have compacted....

    Hi there,

    So sorry the coils have compacted. Mine happened in about the same time frame. 5 years after my initial rupture and coiling. I originally had 11 coils in 2006. Then had 5 more in 2011....
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    Happy Annie-Versary Nat! Yes, it IS a day to...

    Happy Annie-Versary Nat! Yes, it IS a day to celebrate. I do every year and I may have to steal your phrase "brain bling"! I like that!! I have lots of bling, but my latest addition was a clipping...
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    Clipping: Recovery Advice

    Hi All,
    Two weeks from today I go in to have my other 4mm aneurysm clipped. It's an odd, rectangular shape, so coiling wasn't the most durable option in my case. I've had two other coilings, so I'm...
  9. Hi Deevine, I'm sooo sorry you didn't receive...

    Hi Deevine,

    I'm sooo sorry you didn't receive better care after your release from the hospital. It IS a problem and I think you'll find a variety of responses to your question on this board. Each...
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    Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness Event

    If any of you are in the Portland, Maine area in September, join us for the 5th Annual KAT-Walk and the 2nd Annual Karo-5K Run for Brain Aneurysm Awareness.

    This yearís event will be held on...
  11. Thread: I did it!!!!!

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    Such great reports Nat! So glad you'll be able to...

    Such great reports Nat! So glad you'll be able to go home. Hope the flight goes smoothly and there is not too much pressure. I am following your recovery closely as I'm thinking of having clipping...
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    Congrats!!!

    Congratulations Jimmy! As you said, it's been a struggle and a major adjustment for you and your friends and family, but you are HERE and that's huge.

    Continued good health and keep on...
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    Hope!

    That's fantastic Nat! I've never heard of that being done, but it's a great sign the Dr. is confident it's a solution. And I can certainly understand you happiness and fear about the whole thing....
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    Figures....

    Well...isn't that lovely. If one thing doesn't kill you, another does! Thanks for posting Ging. I'll ask my neuro about it as well and get his take. I've been on 325mg for several years as well since...
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    Hi

    Welcome to the survivor's club Christy,

    The folks here at Brain Talk were of great comfort and assistance to me when I had my rupture in 2006. No one here is a doctor, but there are shared...
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    Right Back At Ya!

    And a very Merry Christmas to you. May the New Year bring you health and happiness.

    Heidi
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    Lost Another One

    My sister lost her battle with her ruptured brain aneurysm and we had to let her go late Tuesday night. At only 54, she leaves behind a husband and a 15-year old son.

    This is yet another sad...
  18. KAT-Walk and Karo-5K Run for Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness

    If you're in the New England area on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Portland Maine, please lace up your walking and running shoes and join us for the KAT-Walk & Karo-5K for Maine Brain Aneurysm...
  19. Thread: My Turn!

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    A Good Report!

    Good report at hospital. Dr. said things look good. I'll still have a follow-up in his office on 4/23 but we're cleared for the trip. VERY relieved. I am sore and need to take it easy & drink those...
  20. Thread: My Turn!

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    My Turn!

    1-year angiogram checkup tomorrow to see how my stent and re-coiling is doing. I'm feeling good, so I'm hopeful. I'm not really nervous, more anxious. We leave for the UK next month and I'm hoping...
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    Darn our minds for making us THINK about the...

    Darn our minds for making us THINK about the "what ifs!" I completely relate and now it's hard not to think about things like that Ging. Like Shelly said, it's different for everyone. After my...
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    Great News!

    What fantastic news Ging! You couldn't have gotten a better report! Must be such an amazing sense of relief. Soooo happy for you. Have a super weekend, and months, and year....and life.
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    Oh, you know we'll all be with you Ging. Holding...

    Oh, you know we'll all be with you Ging. Holding your hand, telling you to not let those big girl panties fall to from your waist and praying for good news and good drugs!

    {{{{[hugs}}}}}
    Heidi
  24. I used to get the horrible aura migraines which...

    I used to get the horrible aura migraines which start when I was in the 6th grade....1976. Since my rupture I have ONLY had the ocular migraines now, which is odd, but wonderful! LOL I don't miss the...
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    As Well.....

    Ane I concur and share the same sentiments. I'm very thankful to know theree are places I can got and people know what I'm going through. Thank you all for being there.

    Enjoy the day and...
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    MRI

    I feel for you Trish! I'm right there with Nat and Ging. If it's an MRI without music, I use the rhythm of the machine for each segment to do sing a show tune to myself. I used to do a lot of musical...
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    Yippee!

    That's fantastic news Nat!! Soooo happy for you. And how great your CTA tech and DR. Are in top of the radiation.

    ENJOY life!

    Heidi
  28. And aren't we all getting visuals of little...

    And aren't we all getting visuals of little antena popping out of our head to get a good reception ala Man From UNCLE? LOL :D

    I would LOVE to not have to get more radiation and invasive procedures...
  29. Thanks for posting that! I didn't know he had had...

    Thanks for posting that! I didn't know he had had an aneurysm. I know my Dr. is very dead set against my doing any chiropractic service, and I'm set against it too, but he didn't indicate a massage...
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    Positivity!

    Sending positive thoughts, prayers and no changes your way. My checkup is around the corner too.

    heidi
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    Happy 5th Annie-versary to me!

    http://youtu.be/c782BGOICs0
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    Great!

    That's great news Dawn! You must be so relieved to not have to go through that more often. And I'm right there with the plug! I had it once, under mild med and it woke me up from a sound sleep...
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    Wow!

    Good lord Ging, I hope you're able to get some resolution and treatment tomorrow. I'm shocked at the lack of help you've received with what you're going through. I'm so sorry. I'll send more prayers....
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    10 Years!

    Welcome Back Dawn,

    Congrats on 10 years after initial coiling. So sorry you've had to have more though. I too, had more coils inserted and another Annie was discovered that they're watching. I...
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    Yippee!

    So glad to hear you're doing well. Sorry about the 2nd stent though. How many coils were inserted, or did I miss that in an earlier post? Hang in there, take it easy and welcome to the Stent and...
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    Hey!

    Hi Ging,

    I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. I KNOW exactly how you're feeling unfortunately, as do many here so you already know you're not alone and we'll all be there with you in...
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