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Old 26 July 2018, 00:50
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Echoing what others said. The interventional neurosurgeon here uses our cath lab to do coils. If it’s urgent you go as soon as he sees the scan but other cases they just schedule them back to back on Fridays. Just like a heart cath but in your brain and you spend the night in the neuro ICU. Most times they pull the sheath and plug your groin like a tire. Good luck!
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Old 26 July 2018, 02:36
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I'm glad they caught it and will be thinking of you.
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Old 26 July 2018, 07:38
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Old 26 July 2018, 10:31
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I just saw this post. Due to my TBI, it's always on the radar. Best (and likely only) thing you can do is have it monitored. Most people have them on some level, so that has helped me with some solace, but they are scary as fuck.
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Old 26 July 2018, 12:48
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The key tenet in aneurysms of any kind is blood pressure control. Obviously the lower the BP, the less stress it puts on the weakened areas that from aneurysms.

As others have said, coilings are more and more routine, and if the neurosurgeon says it can wait, I would be OK with that. He may be waiting for better BP control.
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Old 3 August 2018, 20:37
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Ease your mind brother, as others have pointed out it was caught so don't work yourself up and get that blood pressure rising again. Prayers to you, just try to relax...
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Old 3 August 2018, 21:03
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81mg aspirin every day?
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Old 3 August 2018, 21:50
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Not a doctor and I slept at home last night (No holiday inn), so all I have to offer is God's Speed brother.
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Old 26 August 2018, 14:07
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Any updates? Hoping all is well?
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Old 27 August 2018, 04:41
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I am scheduled to fly up to London to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery next Monday. I'll be having surgery on the Wednesday. They are going to go in thru my femoral artery and insert coils into the aneurysms. I appreciate the thoughts from everyone.
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Old 27 August 2018, 06:21
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Best of luck. I'm sure your procedure will go fine.

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Old 27 August 2018, 06:29
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Old 27 August 2018, 07:17
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Relax, you will sail thru this and enjoy the shit out of the results.
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Old 27 August 2018, 09:18
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Best of luck to you, thanks for the update.
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Old 27 August 2018, 09:22
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Awesome.
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Old 8 September 2018, 08:45
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I’m still alive. Flew back to Malta yesterday. They went in and did an angio atheterization day before yesterday of my brain. They aren’t going to do anything about two of the aneurisms since they’re so small and in weird spots and very little risk of them rupturing. They are in the frontal portion of my brain.
Quick summary of angio:
4.5 mm basilar tip aneurism
6 mm left M1 segment aneurism
2.5 mm aneurism from left para ophthalmic ICA


They’ll need to do something about the 3rd one in the back of my brain and since it’s “wide necked” and a major source of blood supply, but not a priority so in the next few months so I’ll have to fly back up to the UK from Malta for a procedure where they do a stent. Doc says I’m not in any immediate danger as long as I keep my blood pressure in check and make some lifestyle changes. Just wish they’d have done the the procedure there. It’s thru the femoral same as the angio and only takes an hour or two. Yay social medical care.
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Old 8 September 2018, 09:41
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Thanks for the update! Take care and be healthy.
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Old 8 September 2018, 11:11
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Good news.
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Old 8 September 2018, 11:18
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Great to hear you'll be ok.
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Old 22 September 2018, 14:54
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I saw this piece on brain aneurism warning signs. Thought I would share.

Brain aneurysms: Knowing the warning signs

https://video.foxnews.com/v/5838578961001/
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