Okay media folks…one does not die from “having a brain aneurysm”. One usually dies because they had a RUPTURED brain aneurysm. This just adds to the confusion and misconceptions that just because you HAVE a brain aneurysm, means you will die.
Reports of celebrities deaths due to a brain aneurysm are all over the place. I have two brain aneurysm. One ruptured, one has not…yet. A brain aneurysm does not cause death…a rupture can. I know in the grand scheme of things, it’s a minor wording issue, but when we’re trying to educate the public, it’s frustrating to read. Any death is senseless and I’m “glad” (for lack of a better word) that people are being made aware of the cause of the death when in most cases obituaries don’t even list the cause of death. Because I survived a rupture and my husband’s niece died of a rupture, we wanted to make sure we left the public know what caused her death and our goal is to let the public know that if you discover you HAVE a brain aneurusm, things can be done to you can survive and live a long, and happy life.
Again…a brain aneurysm cannot cause death, but a ruptured one CAN. I’ll hop off my snippy soapbox now…just had to get that off my chest.