At the age of 39, I had an aneurysm rupture. I had multiple surgeries and now have a clip and a shunt for life. After 7 weeks in Neuro ICU and 6 weeks of rehab, I started getting my life back. It's a long journey, but worth the fight. I hope others stay strong and believe.
Here is my story. Since this aired in September 2015 I have had an additional coiling. Adding 7 coils and 2 stents to my existing Brain Aneurysm (7/25/16). Total of 17 coils now and 2 stents. http://wric.com/2015/09/29/chesterfield-woman-shares-story-for-brain-aneurysm-awareness-month/
In 2004, I survived a rupture. In 2006 I had another aneurysm clipped. I'm also a nurse. In the years that have followed that circumstance I found there to be so many people who really do not understand the unusual symptoms and confusion upon coming home. The doctors treat for migraines without scanning to see if there is a reason for those migraines. Insurance companies want to argue paying the cost for the MRI/MRA because "just a headache" isn't enough of a reason. There are still many to teach. There are still survivors going home with no support. I do believe that this foundation....will change that.