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    Default I have been diagnosed with two brain aneurysms....

    This year I had two episodes of temporary blindnes in right eye. One in March, one in December. After the second one my doctor did a MRI and a few days later a CT scan.

    Not one doctor in state of Alaska that can handle this. I have been been referred to University of Washington hospital in Seattle. I don't know when they will take me in. My doctor talked about having two options, either coiling them or clamping them... (If not handled, I'll be waiting for the ticking time bomb to go off in my head...) In the meanwhile I'm staying calm, not lifting anything heavy, and avoiding stress...yet understandably, I'm worried as I love my life.

    Sigh...

    I'd like to hear about the experiences some you or your loved ones have had with this, please.
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    Oh dear. Kick back and take it easy and get this fixed as soon as possible. (like I really needed to tell you that) Prayers sent from here Dear Lady.
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    Here's hoping that you can get it taken care of very soon. I have confidence in your strength and good sense to carry you thru till then. Best wished!!
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    Oh, my, Spin. That is tough. Sometimes all we can do is just, "go on." And, often, that is enough.

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    Oh.

    SpinDrift...

    No words, except thankfully they were detected and are treatable.

    To bring yourself some solace, remember we are always ticking time bombs. Life is tenuous.

    I will send all my thoughts and love to you. May you find some peace.

    All the best.

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    Hell Spin,what can I say. Not a good way to start the new year. I'm not the praying kind but I hope that your problem stays quiet and the treatment when it comes is successful. Stay well.
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    My thoughts are with you. May this issue become a "problem of the past" as soon as possible.
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    Bummer. Both for the condition, and that the treatment will be so far from home.
    Best wishes for a prompt and successful cure.
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    Keeping good thoughts for you Spin. Seattle is not a bad place to be, especially if you can eat what you want while you heal. There also happens to be some of the best doctors in the country/world there. Good luck.
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    Gotta be some one of us in Seattle who can pick up this situation. Spinner is going to need a lot of help, guys. I'm sorry Lew and Lindy aren't there any longer.
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    What a terrifying thing to know, Spin. At least the knowing is a good thing as you can take steps, as you are doing. You have our kindest sympathy in this and our sincere hopes of a good outcome.

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    Hope you can stay centered and tranquil while you wait and then, just think, that marvelous brain of yours exposed to the light of day, or at least the light of the OR, briefly while they do a little hydraulic engineering.

    We're with you.

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    Sorry, Spin!
    Get after it quickly....the sooner the better.
    Best wishes!

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    This not good news and I hope things work out well. Take care of yourself and don't overexert.

    My late mother in law had one of those critters some years ago but it never affected her vision. It was narrower at the outside of the brain and got wider after that, which appears to be abnormal. Took a fair bit of digging to get it out but they managed. Her sense of taste was totally screwed up for quite a while but it eventually came back.

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    Sticky please Scot.
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    Damn.

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    my uncle had 2 (brain anurisms) in college that ruptured and he nearly died twice... this winter waiting in the blind with his buddy his buddy missed his shot, My uncle hit his, he shot us a Christmas canada goose, excellent flavor full!! bird.

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    Best wishes from here, Spinner.

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    Not good but at least you know and can avoid activity which my exacerbate it. It can also be dealt with. You will be OK Spin. There are worse things that can happen to your head .
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    So sorry to hear this, Spin. I recommend P.G. Wodehouse for book therapy.

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    Oh Spin that's a real bummer. I'm glad the problem has been diagnosed and there is treatment available. Love and best wishes.
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    Oh Spin Prayers, love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Joe & Renee
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    Wishing you the best Spin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin_Drift View Post
    This year I had two episodes of temporary blindnes in right eye. One in March, one in December. After the second one my doctor did a MRI and a few days later a CT scan.

    Not one doctor in state of Alaska that can handle this. I have been been referred to University of Washington hospital in Seattle. I don't know when they will take me in. My doctor talked about having two options, either coiling them or clamping them... (If not handled, I'll be waiting for the ticking time bomb to go off in my head...) In the meanwhile I'm staying calm, not lifting anything heavy, and avoiding stress...yet understandably, I'm worried as I love my life.

    Sigh...

    I'd like to hear about the experiences some you or your loved ones have had with this, please.
    I have no medical expertise but I was living at home with my father when he was battling lung cancer that had spread to his brain. He had a seizure and an aneurism that was chronologically linked to his having a couple of bowel movements. I would avoid hard to digest proteins. Stick with things that are easy to pass. Plenty of fruits and vegetable. Oatmeal would be good in a number of ways. A stool softener might also be helpful.

    This is just my personal observation - not medical advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Wishing you the best Spin
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    I wish you all the best. You are in my prayers.

    Is having 2 just a terrible coincidence, or does it point to a broader problem?

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    We can at least be thankful that you are in the process of getting the treatment you need, even though the situation is not good. Please take care of yourself In the meantime.
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    Good that you got them diagnosed. My mother had temporary blindness and inability to walk briefly. I think they were looking for that but the MRI and other tests didn't show anything. Lives on her own out in the country and takes care of a few horses. I think it is better to know what is wrong and what can be done.
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    Wishing you all the best.

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    Best wishes for a swift resolution and a return to good health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Best wishes for a swift resolution and a return to good health.

    I'll go along with that. Best wishes Spin.
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    Spindrift, I'm so sorry to hear this.
    I work in a good hospital, and I'm happy to say the University of Washington Medical Center is a great place to be. You're in really good hands.
    I'm not a doctor, but the two options are both well-understood and very effective. Whichever you do will be more a matter of the particulars of your situation and your preferences than anything else.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you can find some solace in the fact that they found the problems before you had a bad outcome. We'll all be cheering for quick effective treatment and fast and comfortable recovery!!!
    (If you'd like, PM and I'll provide whatever help I can.)

    Best wishes, Spin!

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    God's blessings of healing be with you, kind lady. You are and will be in my prayers.

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    All the very best wishes from Down Under for getting this sorted in the near future, Spinner. Take care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    Spindrift, I'm so sorry to hear this.
    I work in a good hospital, and I'm happy to say the University of Washington Medical Center is a great place to be. You're in really good hands

    Best wishes, Spin!

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