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    Incredible medical procedure.

    Last year my mom was having a routine eye exam, and they spotted swelling behind her left eye. Turned out it was an aneurysm, which of course is really serious and frightening. As it turned out, a relatively new procedure was available that involved feeling a wire from her hip, up through the main arteries, through the heart, and up into the brain to repair the aneurysm. I had no idea that procedures like this were being performed, and it sounded far, far more desirable than the alternative, which was brain surgery.

    It took almost a year of pre-op stuff, medications to thin her blood to reduce the risk of stroke, and numerous hospital procedures involving micro-cameras to investigate the aneurysm, MRIs, etc., to be sure this procedure could be successfully performed. Much of my time was devoted to that, since she needed to be monitored and could not be left alone in case there was an emergency. Yesterday was the day of the actual procedure to repair the aneurysm. The entire procedure itself took only two hours, though it required a hospital stay so they could monitor her recovery. My mom went home today and everything worked out perfectly. I am just extremely grateful and impressed with her surgeon and the technology involved in these procedures. Just incredible.

    More info on this procedure here: https://uihc.org/patient-stories/breakthrough-procedure-allows-aneurysm-patients-go-home-same-day




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    Glad the procedure was successful Greg and Mom is recovering well!!!

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    Last year my mom was having a routine eye exam, and they spotted swelling behind her left eye. Turned out it was an aneurysm, which of course is really serious and frightening. As it turned out, a relatively new procedure was available that involved feeling a wire from her hip, up through the main arteries, through the heart, and up into the brain to repair the aneurysm. I had no idea that procedures like this were being performed, and it sounded far, far more desirable than the alternative, which was brain surgery.

    It took almost a year of pre-op stuff, medications to thin her blood to reduce the risk of stroke, and numerous hospital procedures involving micro-cameras to investigate the aneurysm, MRIs, etc., to be sure this procedure could be successfully performed. Much of my time was devoted to that, since she needed to be monitored and could not be left alone in case there was an emergency. Yesterday was the day of the actual procedure to repair the aneurysm. The entire procedure itself took only two hours, though it required a hospital stay so they could monitor her recovery. My mom went home today and everything worked out perfectly. I am just extremely grateful and impressed with her surgeon and the technology involved in these procedures. Just incredible.

    More info on this procedure here: https://uihc.org/patient-stories/breakthrough-procedure-allows-aneurysm-patients-go-home-same-day




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    great news
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    The abilities of the medical profession are beyond imagination. Glad to hear it went well.

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    Amazing
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    The things they can do today were SciFi 10 years ago. Maybe even 5 years. But meanwhile, Glad she's recovering nicely.
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    Great news! I had two friends whose wifes had a Aneurysm. One was a Pediatrician and wrote a book about it. Lets put it this way....Very Happy for your MOM!

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    Wonderful news, Greg. I hope that y'all's lives return to normal quickly.
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    Absolutely amazing and we are so happy to hear she is doing well. Prayers from us to yours.

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    Great to hear everything went well. Hope she enjoys many more years of great health.
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    Congrats! Indeed these stents are some incredible innovation.
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    Great to hear all went well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeFever View Post
    Congrats! Indeed these stents are some incredible innovation.
    Yep! Have one in my leg, saved my foot! After the CT scan, went the Surgeon and saw the whole artery "road trip" on the computer, and the road block. Simply amazing! Surgery was nothing.

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    God Bless You and your Mom. Amazing story ! Amazing. Lost my Mom in April, life changing , God Bless Us Everyone
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    Thank you so much everybody. Your very kind thoughts mean a lot! So far her recovery is excellent and without incident. I think if this were 10 years ago they would have had to do brain surgery. Just incredible.
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