As I posted several weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a Brain Aneurysm in September, and saw the Neurosurgeon on Sept. 28. I am having a Cerebral Artery Angiogram scheduled for Nov. 10th, in the hospital, and really scared. It is brain surgery--I have to go for pre-op testing on Oct 23, (bloodwork, EKG, and chest xray) and then see my Hematologist, Cardiologist, and Internist the following week to sign papers certifying me for the procedure. After this, the Neurosurgeon will determine the next surgery to see how he will close off the aneurysm.
He said complications from the procedure could be stroke, kidney failure, and a host of other things. And not doing it, and doing nothing, there is a 3% chance (3 out of 100 people) that the aneurysm could burst.
I hope I'm doing right thing. He said procedure takes about 2 hours, then I have to stay in hospital the whole day lying flat, then 4 to 5 days to feel completely healed.
My hematologist has to take me off the warfarin and I will have to inject with Lovenox--
I'm pretty nervous about this whole thing, and hoping the outcome will be good.