It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Aneurysm Message Board

can't get this bubble off my mind!

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-07-2010, 02:24 AM   #1
Ms R
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: schererville
Posts: 9
Ms R HB User
can't get this bubble off my mind!

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

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 11-09-2010, 09:55 AM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 14
chatterbugs77 HB User
Re: can't get this bubble off my mind!

Oh boy, do I feel where you're coming from!! I'm so sorry that you're going through this. I wish I could give you the reassurance that you're looking for but truth is, I'm in the same boat. With your history etc, I would think that you would have the option to get this taken care of or not. Providing it's in a location that they can. I dont know anything about the brain unfortunately. I've heard of people having the annie clipped or coiled at 2mm so I don't see why you should have to sit, watch, wait and live with all of the anxiety that comes along with it! Thankfully Friday is not far off so write down all of your questions so that you don't miss anything. I'll be thinking of you and please update if you can after your appt.
I see my neurosurgeon next Thurs Nov. 18 and I'm scared to death and I'm feeling more and more anxiety the closer it gets. Mine is 8mm on the middle cerebral artery in the frontal lobe. ??? Just know that I for one know exactly where you're coming from right now. I'll keep you in my thoughts...

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Can someone please help me understand my MRI results? startinover41 Back Problems 3 07-31-2010 08:38 PM
I can't wait to get it out!!! Shshi Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 3 12-12-2007 09:43 AM
Can I REALLY be the only one? pictobug Anxiety 8 05-24-2007 07:34 AM
What could this be? franann Foot & Ankle Problems 0 03-22-2005 10:01 AM
Gentle Bubble Baths Kaia_27 Beauty & Cosmetics 3 12-19-2003 06:46 PM
Bubble Baths Kaia_27 Beauty & Cosmetics 5 11-25-2003 10:15 AM
Can you guys help me out? Anastasia Digestive Disorders 3 11-23-2003 06:08 PM
What is your favorite bubble bath? hollandlop Beauty & Cosmetics 6 10-23-2003 06:00 AM
Can anything else possibly go wrong! DirtDiva Hepatitis 6 07-17-2003 09:06 PM
Bubble Bath Products??? Dawn Beauty & Cosmetics 6 01-31-2002 08:32 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:00 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!