I am a two-time brain aneurysm survivor. I had a rupture in 2006 and that was coiled and then in 2011 a 2nd one was discovered and that was clipped (un-ruptured) in January, 2014. During that time period I also lost my sister to a ruptured brain aneurysm and my husband’s niece died of a rupture. Unfortunately, my family has been doubly touched by this silent killer.
Writing this blog has not only been therapeutic for me over the years, but I have been told it has helped a few people since I started it in 2006. I’m now on my 2nd hosting structure of this blog and have had to redo a lot of posts as a result, so if there is some funky spacing and bad links, you’ll have to forgive me…I’m trying to fix them when I have the time.
Since my rupture in 2006 my family has devoted a great deal of time, money, tears, and efforts in educating the general public about brain aneurysm awareness. As a result, we have met other wonderful survivors, not only here in Maine, but throughout New England and the country. We have also reached out to those who have lost loved ones and helping them understand what is all-too-often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Our goal is to save lives.
If you are reading this because you are a survivor, have lost a loved one, or have recently been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, I hope you find this blog comforting, informative, educational, honest, and humorous…even if I get terribly sarcastic at times.