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AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/18/13 6:46 P

Good for you! Sounds like you are actually coping pretty well. emoticon

The fact that they don't want to see her for ten days is likely a good sign. If things were grave, she would be in the ICU and they wouldn't be letting her walk free.

A little headache is not necessarily a big deal, even when you have an aneurysm. If she starts complaining of the "worst headache of her life" or if she is describing a headache so bad that her whole body hurts, then somebody should get her to the ER post haste.

There are treatment options these days that don't involve open brain surgery (craniotomy). The survival rate for cerebral aneurysms has improved dramatically over the last ten years, so even though this certainly is a big deal, there is a lot of hope too.

Best wishes to you and your family.

FAITHP44 Posts: 8,704
8/18/13 9:42 A

So glad your mum's back safe and sound.

That appointment seems a long way away, but in a way that's good news. They'd have whipped her in straight away if she was in immediate danger.

Hang on in there. Swimming's a great stress buster too! (I haven't been for years, but it used to work for me!)

HAPPYMENOW58 Posts: 2,264
8/18/13 6:05 A

Hang in there...It was a great idea to walk......Keep walking! It will help...Best wishes for a good outcome.

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8/17/13 11:42 P

I'm glad that your Mum is back safe and sound.

It was a good call going for that walk!
Keep in touch,

ANGYLIA Posts: 28
8/17/13 6:48 P

Thank you everyone! My mom came home this morning after spending the night in a hotel. She has a headache today. Her appointment with the specialist about this isn't till the 28th so it's going to be a long wait to find anything more out. I did alright last night. I didn't eat anything and just went to bed. But I am having a tough time today. Went over my calories and it's only 5:30 here.


Today is only one day and tomorrow is a new day and I will just have to make some cut backs tomorrow to make up for today and even things out a little. Hopefully I can get some control over this snacking and not make it any worse today. I feel like I could eat another 2000 calories and not blink an eye. Right now I am taking it one minute at a time. I am going to try to get a walk in tonight. I hope that helps!

Somebody put a lock on the fridge and cupboard. emoticon

Update - Okay I went and walked for an hour. I feel much better. I can't say I wont snack tonight but I will choose healthy fruits and veggies if I must. I hear some cantaloupe calling my name. emoticon

Edited by: ANGYLIA at: 8/17/2013 (20:19)
FAITHP44 Posts: 8,704
8/17/13 4:45 P

Hi Angylia,

So sorry you're having such a difficult weekend.

Sometimes whether you pig out on healthy food or not isn't the most important thing, though I agree that exercise will be a better stress buster.

I do pray that you find where your mom is soon and that you're able to talk to her.

God bless


Oh, and do get back to us when you have some news.

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8/17/13 4:06 P


I'm sorry to hear about your mom's diagnosis. If they caught it early, I'm sure everything will be alright. Your mom and her husband may have been arguing over whether or not to tell the family. She may not have wanted anyone to worry. And she may well be panicking. Finding out the diagnosis must have come as a shock. Hopefully, she's safe and just needs some time to calm down.

No one would fault you if you were to turn to food in a stressful time like this. Just do the best you can. Try to find other ways to vent your stress that don't involve food. Keep posting on the forums. write a blog. drink some tea. take a walk. head to the gym for a workout.

Don't stress yourself out. I'm sure everything will be okay.


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8/17/13 12:37 P

It is possible to have an aneurysm and walk around with it for many years without problems, so this might not be an emergency situation.

I had a large aneurysm which burst almost ten years ago. Treatment options and survival rates have improved a lot in that time. Having a brain aneurysm isn't always a death sentence anymore.

Instead of pigging out, why don't you take out your frustration with some exercise? Go swim a mile, run around the block, go for a hike in a pretty place...

Edited by: AZULVIOLETA6 at: 8/17/2013 (16:32)
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8/17/13 4:46 A

My sister-in-law had an aneurysm - she had surgery for it and is fine now, and back working full time.

I know that it must be very worrying for you, especially not knowing where your Mum is, but stress-eating really isn't the answer.

I wish your Mum a safe and happy outcome, and for I wish a peaceful night, and some good sleep.

BIG hugs,

ANGYLIA Posts: 28
8/17/13 1:29 A

Just found out tonight that my mom has an aneurysm. I don't guess it has burst or anything like that yet. Don't really know what they are gonna do about it yet. Don't really have any details as her or her husband hasn't told us, we found out by her best friend. My mom and her husband had a fight and she has taken off and no one knows where she is and so we called her friend to see if she knew where she was and thats when she told us. Her husband said he didn't know but I don't know if I believe that or not. I think he just didn't want to tell us. So any ways, I'm worried. Not gonna get much sleep tonight. The hubby went fishing tonight, I am babysitting the whole weekend and my son left for college today. It has been a tired stressing day. Shaping up to be a tired stressing weekend. Sigh. I want to eat unhealthy foods! AHHH!

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