Hi all nice to find a group that can relate to what I am going through. I am Respiratory Therapist. Work in a hospital, have been walking around with crazy headaches for the last 6 months. I finally broke down and went to see a neurologist I work with. I had a a mri/mra of the brain and spine. The mra showed a small aneurysm, 3-5 mm on the paraopthalmic artery I guess off the carotid behind my right eye. If that is not enough I have a tear on c6. My neurologist seems to think we should just watch it. I am like no freaking way. So he is sending me a endovascular surgeon at the UIC in Chicago. Dr. Fady Chorbel this friday.
I have a strong history of aneurysms in my family. I have lost 3 family members from them. I am scared to death. Haven't slept much and I walk around weeping and can't stop. I had a patient come back from surgery last night at work, from a bleed and I had to excuse myself.
So, I guess my questions are. Do I really have to watch this thing or can I have it removed. Will a surgeon touch this thing being this small? Do I have that option as a patient? I am just not comfortable know this bubble is in my brain, I know I will have answers this friday when I see this Dr. But I need some reassurance. The what ifs are starting to take over. Please, any reasurrance or advice would be great, Thanks