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Forum: Aneurysm 02-22-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Nancy D
Welcome, I'm sorry you're having to deal...

Welcome,

I'm sorry you're having to deal with one of these nasties. When my annie was found I chose to have it clipped right away. I just wasn't willing to live with that time bomb inside my...
Forum: Aneurysm 02-18-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By Nancy D
Staci, You have quite a story to tell. I...

Staci,
You have quite a story to tell. I had a clipping with no rupture two and a half years ago. For a couple of months afterwards, my memory was quite bad. Besides having a shock to my...
Forum: Aneurysm 02-12-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Nancy D
George, I had a fusiform annie, but...

George,

I had a fusiform annie, but certainly not as large as yours. I ended up having a craniotomy and the annie clipped. Two and a half years later I am 100%. I wish I could give you advice,...
Forum: Aneurysm 02-08-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By Nancy D
Annie, I guess this proves the fact that...

Annie,

I guess this proves the fact that some Doctors can graduate at the top of their class and flunk bedside manner. My prayers are with you.

Nancy D.
Forum: Aneurysm 12-26-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By Nancy D
Thanks for this thread. I am 2+ years post op...

Thanks for this thread. I am 2+ years post op clipping and my Dr. said I needed to further follow-up. I googled residual annies because of your question and now I'm thinking I might have an MRI in...
Forum: Aneurysm 12-06-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By Nancy D
Congratulations, Trish. Your total joy is...

Congratulations, Trish. Your total joy is infectious. You are an inspiration.

Nancy D.
Forum: Aneurysm 11-29-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Nancy D
Welcome to this site, it was very valuable to me...

Welcome to this site, it was very valuable to me when I was in your place. Now it's time for me to pass on my experience, strength and hope. I too had a MCA annie that was accidentially discovered...
Forum: Aneurysm 11-28-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By Nancy D
I'm so sorry you are having to deal with one of...

I'm so sorry you are having to deal with one of these little nasties. I had an annie on my right MCA. I had it clipped and am now 2 years post op. The absolute worst part of the whole thing was...
Forum: Aneurysm 11-27-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By Nancy D
I'm sorry you are having to deal with one of...

I'm sorry you are having to deal with one of these nasties. I too had a choice to make. Coiling was not an option for me but I needed to decide whether to have it clipped or not. My doctor gave me...
Forum: Aneurysm 11-27-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By Nancy D
Most doctors will tell you that there are no...

Most doctors will tell you that there are no symptoms of an anneurysm until it ruptures. From what I've learned here, a rupture sounds like someone has hit the side of your head with a 2X4, then...
Forum: Aneurysm 11-27-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,469
Posted By Nancy D
After my annie clip surgery my doctor suggested I...

After my annie clip surgery my doctor suggested I elevate the head of my bed slightly. I do remember when in the hospital that my head was raised slightly. I put a couch cushion between the matress...
Forum: Aneurysm 11-25-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By Nancy D
I was told after a clipping I didn't have to do a...

I was told after a clipping I didn't have to do a thing differently. Since I have a little hardware in my head I carry a card in my wallet explaining what I had done. Go on with your life and...
Forum: Aneurysm 11-25-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,729
Posted By Nancy D
I heard clicking in my head, but that was after...

I heard clicking in my head, but that was after brain surgery. I was told it was the bones healing. To relieve your fears get it checked out so you can get a good night's sleep. Keep us posted.
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Forum: Aneurysm 11-23-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By Nancy D
I had my R MCA clipped two years ago. The worst...

I had my R MCA clipped two years ago. The worst part was the wait. My thinking was a little fuzzy for the first couple of weeks post op, but I'm 100% now. Don't push it. You will know when you're...
Forum: Aneurysm 11-18-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,566
Posted By Nancy D
I had my unruptured annie clipped and it is the...

I had my unruptured annie clipped and it is the best thing I could have done for myself. I was 57 when I had it done and I wasn't willing to live with a ticking time bomb in my head. Your daughter...
Forum: Aneurysm 10-31-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Nancy D
2 year annie-versary!

It doesn't seem like it was just two years ago today I had my craniotomy and annie clip. Today is a good day to reflect on how far I have come since that terrible day of diagnosis. I am so...
Forum: Aneurysm 10-07-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By Nancy D
Dr at USC

I had my clipping at USC in 2006. My surgeon was Steven Giannotta who is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery. The number at the Department is 323 442-6290.

Good luck and best...
Forum: Aneurysm 07-18-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By Nancy D
I had a clip of my right MCA by Dr. Steven...

I had a clip of my right MCA by Dr. Steven Giannotta at USC. He is the Chairman of the Dept. of Neurosurgery. The phone number is (323) 442-6290.

Good luck on your search and keep us posted.
...
Forum: Aneurysm 07-07-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By Nancy D
pb, Good to hear you're getting this taken...

pb,

Good to hear you're getting this taken care of and you'll NEVER have to worry about it again. My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

Nancy D.
Forum: Aneurysm 07-02-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By Nancy D
I was told the clicking noise is from the bones...

I was told the clicking noise is from the bones healing and very normal. Good luck and keep us posted.

Nancy D.
Forum: Aneurysm 06-25-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,171
Posted By Nancy D
Welcome, Katt. I'm sorry you are having to deal...

Welcome, Katt. I'm sorry you are having to deal with these nasties. I too found an annie accidentally after an MRI. Mine was clipped and I'm now 100%.

Hug your Rottie for me, I miss mine, had...
Forum: Aneurysm 06-05-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By Nancy D
Hi Nicole

Welcome to the site. I know everyone here will be very supportive. I had an annie on my right MCA. Like yours, it was not suitable for coiling because of the shape. It was fusiform, which is a...
Forum: Aneurysm 05-14-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By Nancy D
Welcome to our site. A 5 mm annie was found on...

Welcome to our site. A 5 mm annie was found on my right MCA during an MRI. It was not in a location to be coiled, so mine was clipped and wrapped. I had no symptoms except for the worst neck ache...
Forum: Aneurysm 05-12-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By Nancy D
I was on Keppra for 3 mos. post op. I did not...

I was on Keppra for 3 mos. post op. I did not have siezures. My Dr. didn't tell me anything about not driving, didn't want to anyway. He also didn't say anything about weaning off them. When they...
Forum: Aneurysm 04-30-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Nancy D
Talking 18 month annie-versary

It has now been a year and a half since my craniotomy and clip of an unruptured annie. According to my Neurosurgeon, of the brain function that would return, 75% of it would return within the first...
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