Hi everyone, I am hoping for some words of wisdom from those of you living with aneurysms. A long story but at 56 years of age I have just found my birth family. Brain aneurysms feature in the family. My father had one, but died of other causes, and my sister died when hers burst at 61. I have a different mother to my sister. Current NHS guidelines is that I should have a scan as I might be at greater risk than the general population.
However, I am having doubts about doing this -- I was fine not knowing about this risk until 4 months ago, and am concerned that if one is discovered then I will have all the angst of worrying about it, difficulty getting travel insurance, possible issues with my drivers license and of course the risk of surgery if that were to be deemed necessary. But I am jumping way to far ahead. What I wondered was:
How many of you good folk would turn back time to not knowing and just live knowing that there is a slightly higher risk than the person next to me; and
Out of interest does the family link feature for anyone here?
I have been inspired by the resilience and bravery of everyone on this forum, and want to send all my good wishes to everyone living with this.
Thank you so much