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 example of a familial aneurysm line and how it could have been prevented had she agreed to get tested/scanned. I've had one aneurysm rupture, and I'm living with another one. We also have two 1st degree relatives who have aneurysms.
If you have a 1st degree relative who has had an aneurysm, PLEASE get checked. If you yourself have had an aneurysm, please ask your siblings to get checked.
If we can save one life by bring more attention to this, their deaths will not go in vain. If your medical facility doesn't offer a CT scan...go to one that does. It's your life.
Being diagnose with an aneurysm isn't a death sentence. It does n't even mean it will ever rupture, but you'll KNOW you have it and it can be monitored and if it does require surgery, the odds of surviving the surgery and living a long and healthy life, are far greater than if you have an aneurysm that ruptures.
Rest in peace my dear sister.