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    I am very good most days, but still have my...

    I am very good most days, but still have my wobbly ones too. That's wonderful that you're doing so well!

    Yes, I am still on Facebook :)
  2. Hi Sharon, Welcome to BT! As others have said,...

    Hi Sharon,

    Welcome to BT! As others have said, you are one of the lucky ones to have found your aneurysm before it found you. There are a lot of neurosurgeons out there that are of the belief that...
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    I pretty much never come on here, but was...

    I pretty much never come on here, but was thinking of you my friend in June (I couldn't remember the exact date though). I hope you are well Jimmy!!
    Are you on Facebook yet??? :D xx
  4. Hi Jimmy!!!! My beautiful BT buddy!!! Seriously,...

    Hi Jimmy!!!! My beautiful BT buddy!!! Seriously, get on Facebook!! Sheesh!! hahahahaha.
    You are often in my thoughts too, hoping that you are doing well and are happy in life...
    And OMG...your 7...
  5. Thanks Jeannie! It's lovely to see you share a...

    Thanks Jeannie! It's lovely to see you share a similar outlook...I think most of us who have been through significant things that change us and our lives in some way have that positive, philosophical...
  6. 2nd Annie-versary of (the getting of) My Brain Bling. :)

    Hi everyone,

    I thought I would share something I wrote earlier today on my Facebook page with anyone who may still come on here...

    I hope everyone is well! :)


    The Adventures Of A Dude...
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    First Annie~versary of my Brain Bling!

    Hi everyone, (Is there anyone still here???)

    Today is my first annie~versary, and I haven't posted in here for way too long. Instead of retyping or trying to think of something new to write, I...
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    Be wise. Treat yourself, your mind,...

    Be wise. Treat yourself, your mind, sympathetically, with loving kindness. If you are gentle with yourself, you will become gentle with others.


    ~ Lama Thubten Yeshe
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    Hi everyone!! Thankyou sooooo much for all...

    Hi everyone!!

    Thankyou sooooo much for all your well wishes and support, it is so much appreciated!

    I haven't been online much, I am sleeping alot of the time. The fatigue has surprised me with...
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    I did it!!!!!

    Hi everyone!!!!!!

    Soooo as you know, my surgery went well....thankyou SO much to Trace for letting you know I was ok.

    My surgery was 100% successful with total occlusion of my annie. My NS used...
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    Sticky: Reading my own comment above is a good reminder...

    Reading my own comment above is a good reminder for myself...stay in the moment and keep faith.

    Wow, I have supported so many who have posted in this thread, I never thought the day would come...
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    Thanks Shelly, I will :) My sleeping is...

    Thanks Shelly, I will :)

    My sleeping is starting to go out the window as the day gets closer...getting nervous now...but I am remembering all that I have advised others, and am practising what i...
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    Shelly, Happy Annie-versary to you too!! Dawn,...

    Shelly, Happy Annie-versary to you too!!

    Dawn, so great to see you on here. You guys are such an inspiration!

    Blessings,
    Nat xx
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    Happy Annie-versary Jimmy!!!!!!! I have told...

    Happy Annie-versary Jimmy!!!!!!!

    I have told you this before, but it can never be said enough - I so admire your courage, your tenacity and strength of will. To watch you heal and create your new...
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    Thanks Sandy! xx

    Thanks Sandy! xx
  16. Thread: how are you?

    by Beachgirl
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    Hey Sandy!!! Good to see you here....and yes, it...

    Hey Sandy!!! Good to see you here....and yes, it has changed a tad! ;) This is still BT, they just changed servers and updated the format so that it was more secure...all the old threads are here in...
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    Hey everyone! I haven't been on here for...

    Hey everyone!

    I haven't been on here for weeks...I am so busy with exams...I've worked it that way so I really don't have time to dwell. My op is 2 weeks today, and I am doing really ok. I am...
  18. Thread: how are you?

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    Hi Jeannie, I only just saw your...

    Hi Jeannie,

    I only just saw your post...thankyou.xx

    I am doing fine :joyous:

    Nat xx
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    In the end, only three things matter: How much...

    In the end, only three things matter:
    How much you loved;
    How gently you lived;
    And how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

    ~ Buddha
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    Thanks Shelly, it's great to see that a few of us...

    Thanks Shelly, it's great to see that a few of us are still lurking :) xx
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    Thankyou so much guys!! I'm so glad people are...

    Thankyou so much guys!! I'm so glad people are still here.

    Jimmy, I knew if anyone would post, it would be you. Bless you.

    Heidi, I know! It really is a new procedure. I'm not even sure HOW it...
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    Technology has finally caught up for me

    Hi everyone!

    This place is soooo quiet, will anyone even read this???

    So, as you all know, my annie has been a challenge and I have been patiently waiting for some way for my annie to be safely...
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    5 Years!!!!!! :)

    Hi everyone!

    I hope you are all well and life is wonderful!

    Today is 5 years since my annie was found...I am sooo grateful to be here and living life. Whilst I still wait for a way to operate...
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    Merry Merry Happy Happy everyone!!! May your...

    Merry Merry Happy Happy everyone!!!

    May your christmas be filled with love, peace and laughter. I am so grateful for my BT family!!

    Love and Hugs,

    Nat xx
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    People hear you on the level you speak to them...

    People hear you on the level
    you speak to them from.
    Speak from your heart,
    and they will hear with theirs.


    ~ Marianne Williamson
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    May the world be kind to you, and may your own...

    May the world be kind to you,
    and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.


    ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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    Neurosurgeons in Australia

    Hi everyone,

    I know this is a bit of a long shot as not many read this forum anymore, but if there is anyone from Australia can they recommend a NS? I am looking at either seeing Professor Michael...
  28. I know, I agree with you - I'd love to see what...

    I know, I agree with you - I'd love to see what mine shows. In my last few tests my annie seems to be fluctuating going from 7.5 mm to 6.8mm???? The NS brushed it off as just being a discrepancy in...
  29. Simulations Improve Predictability of Aneurysm Development

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 2, 2012) — Brain aneurysms occur in about six percent of the population. They are dilated sections of blood vessels, which can deteriorate over time until the blood vessel wall...
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    Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing...

    Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing controls you except your beliefs.

    ~ Marianne Williamson
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    Learn to get in touch with the silence within...

    Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.

    ...
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    Whatever you fear most has no power. It is your...

    Whatever you fear most has no power. It is your fear that has the power.

    ~ Oprah
  33. Thread: Hello

    by Beachgirl
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    Hi Shelly!! I haven't been on here in ages!! I...

    Hi Shelly!!

    I haven't been on here in ages!! I have been really busy with doing various shows/performances and with my studies.

    I did a charity walk on Sunday raising money for my NS's...
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    Hurricane Sandy

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of this hurricane. Please stay safe and take care of yourselves, ok?

    Blessings.

    Nat xx
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    People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you...

    People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I...
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    I've got a dream too, but it's about singing and...

    I've got a dream too, but it's about singing and dancing and making people happy. That's the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with.

    ~ Kermit the Frog
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    Imagine yourself, for a moment, feeling perfectly...

    Imagine yourself, for a moment, feeling perfectly happy and peaceful.
    Then imagine how this could spread peace through everyone.
    You have the profound ability to heal simply by...
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    "I've learned that no matter what happens, or how...

    "I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today,
    life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you
    can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she...
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    Children understand very well that in each woman,...

    Children understand very well that in each woman, in each man, in each child, there is capacity of waking up, of understanding, and of loving. Many children have told me that they cannot show me...
  40. Thread: My Dilemma

    by Beachgirl
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    Hi MBC, welcome back! I can totally understand...

    Hi MBC, welcome back!

    I can totally understand your hesitation regarding sex because of your SAH, but do you want to live the rest of your life in fear, to be controlled by what may never happen??...
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    This is a bit long, but so beautiful I just had...

    This is a bit long, but so beautiful I just had to share.... Love and light xx


    The Road To Enlightenment

    Within each of us is a light, awake, encoded in the fibers of our existence. Divine...
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    If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're...

    If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. We can always choose to perceive things differently.
    We can focus on what's wrong in our life, or we can focus on...
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    Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun...

    Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt...
    Kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate

    ~ Albert Schweitzer
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    If change is happening to you, breathe, trust,...

    If change is happening to you, breathe, trust, let go and know that everything is going to be ok...
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    Seek to find beauty today; let nature whisper in...

    Seek to find beauty today; let nature whisper in your ear.
    Follow your intuition and passion.
    The desire for love is wafting through the air ~ let your heart lead the way.

    ~Sharon Jeffers
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    I do not define myself by how many roadblocks...

    I do not define myself by how many roadblocks have appeared in my path.
    I define myself by the courage I’ve found to forge new roads.
    I do not define myself by how many disappointments I’ve...
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    Sometimes we must be hurt in order to grow.. Fail...

    Sometimes we must be hurt in order to grow.. Fail in order to know.. Lose in order to gain..Sometimes we have to be broken to so we can be whole again...
  48. Thread: Natalie

    by Beachgirl
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    Hey guys!! Thanks Ging for posting for...

    Hey guys!!

    Thanks Ging for posting for me...hahahaha @Trace xx

    I am doing well - it is Friday night and I'm still in hospital but doing ok. The nausea is knocking me over a bit, but am hoping...
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    Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the...

    Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just be.

    - Thich Nhat Hanh
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    Your heart is the inner compass that will guide...

    Your heart is the inner compass that will guide you to where you need to be. When you learn to trust the wisdom of your heart over the limitations of so called, ‘Rational Thinking’, you will always...
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    Wow, what would we all do without each other??...

    Wow, what would we all do without each other?? Thankyou soooo much for all your support. I feel so blessed right now. You are all the most amazing people - I wish I could give everyone of you a HUGE...
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    Getting a bit nervous....

    Hi everyone,

    On Monday morning I am having major surgery. Unfortunately not on my aneurysm, but it is complicating what I am having done and making what is a somewhat straightforward procedure...
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    Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive...

    Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.


    - Sri Chinmoy
  54. Article: New Technology To Monitor Brain Aneurysms

    Science News


    New Technology To Monitor Brain Aneurysms


    ScienceDaily (Nov. 6, 2011) — University of British Columbia researchers have developed new technology for monitoring brain aneurysms...
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    Happy Annie-versary Jimmy!!!!!!:emmersed: Wow,...

    Happy Annie-versary Jimmy!!!!!!:emmersed:

    Wow, 4 years - the time goes soooooo fast!! You know how much I admire and am humbled by you and your courage. I can only hope that I would have half the...
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    Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves...

    Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is there adequate perception of the world."


    ~Hans Margolius
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    Heidi my heart breaks for you. I'm so sorry about...

    Heidi my heart breaks for you. I'm so sorry about the sad news regarding the loss of your sister. I will light a candle today for her. May the wings of love and comfort surround you and the family at...
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    Live simply, expect little, give much, love with...

    Live simply, expect little, give much, love with abandon and abundance

    ~ Nat
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    I developed PTSD 13 years ago and my startle...

    I developed PTSD 13 years ago and my startle reflex was out of this world!! It has slowly abated over the past few years - (I honestly didn't think it would get better) with mindful meditation. It is...
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    There's a great book called The Happiness Trap by...

    There's a great book called The Happiness Trap by Dr Russ Harris. You may find it helpful with unwanted/unhelpful thoughts. I had quite severe OCD for over 10 years and this book, along with ACT...
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    "We live in illusion and the appearance of...

    "We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything."

    ~ Buddha
  62. Hi Judes!! Sorry I haven't replied to you...

    Hi Judes!!

    Sorry I haven't replied to you before now, I haven't been on here inhe past month. I'm really glad that you found your way here though :)

    Have you had your appointment with the...
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    Hey Jimmy!!! Happy Mother's Day to all the...

    Hey Jimmy!!!

    Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful Mum's for yesterday!! :)

    I'm soooo crazy busy at the moment, I haven't even had time to just come and read anything new on here!

    Hope you...
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    There is nothing to find, only to realize. There...

    There is nothing to find, only to realize. There is nothing to become, only to be. There is nothing to fear, only to love
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    Hi Suse, A ruptured aneurysm IS a stroke. As...

    Hi Suse,

    A ruptured aneurysm IS a stroke. As far as I'm aware there are 2 kinds of strokes - ischemic - which is caused by a blood clot; and a haemmorrhagic stroke which is a brain bleed which...
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    Hey Trace!! Sorry if I worried you!!! I'm...

    Hey Trace!!

    Sorry if I worried you!!! I'm still here :)

    I will definately let you know about the Tropfest film - I'll also post on here when the Zombie movie comes out. It's called Theatre of...
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    One of the greatest spiritual acts of love is to...

    One of the greatest spiritual acts of love is to walk away from recrimination and remorse and to accept, in its place, love and your own self-worth.


    ~ Meredith Young-Sowers
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    Hey everyone!!! It's so great to hear from you...

    Hey everyone!!!

    It's so great to hear from you all and see that everyone is doing so well!! Yay us!!!:star:

    I haven't been on here in a while as I've been so crazy busy!!!!! I changed degrees...
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    Be thankful that you don’t already have...

    Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
    If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

    Be thankful when you don’t know something
    For it gives you the opportunity to...
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    Ging, you will be ok. Remember that. And...

    Ging, you will be ok. Remember that. And breathe!!!

    You know I'll be with you there holding your hand and sending calming energy to you.

    Send Junebug my love too.

    Hugs,

    Nat xx
  71. Thread: Woohoo!!!!!

    by Beachgirl
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    Yaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!! :D I am so so sooooo...

    Yaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!! :D

    I am so so sooooo happy for you Trace!!!
    Yes, get out there and live life :)

    Hugs,

    Nat xx
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    Wow...just... wow. Thankyou all soooooooooo...

    Wow...just... wow.

    Thankyou all soooooooooo much for your love, support and encouragement (and Buttons, no, I am not offended in any way by what you presented - it's good to get different...
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    The most beautiful people we have known are those...

    The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a...
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    Hey Trace, Sending LOTS of calming thoughts...

    Hey Trace,

    Sending LOTS of calming thoughts this morning to you! Glad the MRI went well...everything's crossed that the results will be great!

    Nat xx
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    I need to vent...

    Hi everyone.

    As most of you know, I have an inoperable aneurysm which was discovered 4 years ago.

    I live a happy and positive life, despite the limitations that this annie has imposed on me....
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