Support Group

When I was finally able to get up and move around in the hospital, Dave let me use his laptop out in the waiting room
during our walks and we discovered a great message board devoted to people who have suffered from ruptured or un-ruptured aneurysms. They call them “annies”.

The Brain Talk Community has helped me realize many people have aneurysms and many people survive them and many people have worse situations than I find myself in and are doing very well. It’s a great source of comfort as well.

I have several posts on the board. I’m no expert and I can only base things on my current situation, but it’s extremely useful to find a group of folks from all over the world, not just the U.S., who know what I’m going through and have been there, done that.

Several people on the board had their aneurysms coiled by Dr. Kwan at Maine Med too, so there’s a small fan club of Dr. Kwan there.