Hi everyone I an new to this site. I suffered a rather large SAH some 14 years ago & was left with severe memory problems. I couldn't read or write (I was 49 years old) I didn't recognise anyone for months & was left with really severe headaches. I did learn to read & write again with my then young Grabdson - We learned together. I feel for the last 2-3 years I'm the best I could possibly be. I'm fit active run my own business & lead a FULL HAPPY LIFE. Just before Xmas I was taken to my local hospital after an unexpected drop in blood pressure where on admission I was sent straight for a brain scan which I thought was an over reaction down to my past history. After the scan it was then Lumbar Puncture & all the normal brain testing stuff. After the tests were done I was asked if I knew I had a frontal cerebral Aneurism?? Yes I did it was an incidental find during the SAH but the Consultant thought at the time as it was small I could have been born with it & it might never give me any problems. This aneurism was monitored for 5 years & never changed at all. The local hospital thought it best to refer me back to the Neuro Dept where I had been treated for the SAH just to check me out to be in the safe side. I attended last week to discover this small minimal Aneurism was now at 7.5 mm or cm can't remember which BUT it had a Sister Aneurism attached which seemed to be of serious concern to the Consultant who wanted me to be added to his surgery list then & there. After such the long road to recovery after the SAH I just couldn't make an instant decision then & there but I go back on the 5th April where a decision must have been made. Should the coiling or clipping decision be made by the Consultant?? He's the one going to have to deal with it? Has anyone had the coiling without a load of serious after effects?? Has anyone had the clipping & come through OK without years of struggle to get back to normal?? I know after the bleed I wasn't allowed on a plane for 2 years & then a maximum of no more than 3 hours EVER!! Does clipping allow for longer flight duration?? It's a battle trying to get any straight answers off the professionals or is it the fact I've already had a significant bleed that puts them off telling me I could be going back down the road I've just got back to normality from??
HELP anyone who can answer ANY of my queries!! It would be really gratefully received.