I am 28, and haven't had any brain injuries or serious health events yet. I have also not had to care for anyone who has.
Since joining headway I have done so much reading into aneurysms, SAHs, hypoxia, and glimpsed the depth of the emotional/psycholocical turmoil that follows, for everyone on both sides, the survivors and the carers. Every day I am moved by the great compassion of this community.
I joined headway because my father was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), and then undiagnosed; another doctor reckons my dad bafflingly has only one functional kidney with a few big cysts. Then he was told again that it's probably PKD and is awaiting results of a genetic test.
If it's true then I have a 50 percent chance of having that. And of those with PKD I have read 1 in 10 developed an aneurysm.
I started to educate myself on aneurysms and uncovered so much information I was entirely ignorant about; my prior knowledge was that it was a plot device in a film to explain sudden death.
I don't really know if I should be a part of this community, but I have found it incredibly educational and could not have imagined how ignorant I was about the strife of those who survive brain injuries.
The only question I wanted to ask was if anyone else had PKD and an aneurysm and how did either condition manifest?