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Re: Brain surgery for aneurysm recovery time?

Re: Brain surgery for aneurysm recovery time?

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Posted by ks shorter on April 04, 2000 at 09:21:22:

In Reply to: Brain surgery for aneurysm recovery time? posted by kiwi on March 25, 2000 at 04:01:10:

: My partner recently had a SAH due to a ruptured aneurysm. Today is SAH day 23, surgery to clamp the aneurysm was
: completed successfully on SAH day 19 (also a shunt was installed). She presently has no apparent mobility or
: neurological deficit apart from a memory loss for the past three weeks and some slight confusion between dreams and
: reality. What's the best recovery time that could be expected and what does it depend on?


---> RESPOPNSE

I have been at this with my finacee for over a year. He suffered a sever aneurysm in the right frontal/ temporal lobe and spent 6 months in a minimally responsive state without speaking at all and without moving much. Thank God-- he is now at home and headed toward walking again. His neurological and motor deficits continue to slowly improve. First-- let me say--you are very fortunate.

What I have seen from the year he spent in rehab hospitals is that there is no "magic" time frame to recovery. People can and do continue to get better after years. It depends on age, location of injury-- and above all ATTITUDE and stick-tuitiveness.

My ADVICE?_ Read, read, read as much as you can and stimulate the hell out of his/her mind. Games, activities-- whatever it takes-- do as much as you can. It takes two-- especially if the affected person can't do much for themselves initially. Keep at it and consider yourselves saved from the horrible outcomes others have after something like this. Believe me-- I've seen it all-- and it ain't pretty.

God Bless.



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