Elizabeth's Story: Ruptured Brain Aneurysm Survivor
Beth thought she had a migraine but it was actually a ruptured brain aneurysm. Luckily she received treatment quickly. She recovered fully with no long-term health consequences. But she soon realized that not everyone's experience was like hers. At a Tristate Brain Aneurysm Support Group meeting she met others who are forever changed by their aneurysm. Her message is simple: no matter how you are struggling try to look for the good things — there's always something going right in your life.
Doris and Monica's Story: family inherited brain aneurysm
Doris and Monica are mother-daughter — both suffered ruptured aneurysms in the same area of the brain. Some aneurysms run in families with certain genetic risk factors. They both feel blessed to have survived their aneurysms and volunteer their time to the Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group — because education is key. 1 in 50 people will develop a brain aneurysm — about 6% to 20& occur in families. Aneurysms that occur in two or more first-degree relatives (your biological sibling, parent, or child) are called "familiar aneurysms."
Life after a ruptured brain aneurysm
The survival rate isn't encouraging. About 40 percent of those who have a ruptured brain aneurysm die almost immediately. Robert White felt "genuine terror" about his prognosis. Video by Mark Bowen ◂ WCPO - 9 On Your Side brings you the latest trusted news and information for the greater Cincinnati Tri-State area, including Northern Kentucky and Indiana. WCPO Channel 9 News brings you breaking news alerts, weather, traffic, streaming video and in-depth coverage of topics important to you and your community. For more download the WCPO mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wcpo Android: http://bit.ly/wcpo-android
Managing Headaches After Aneurysm
Webinar | August 5, 2020 Learn coping strategies for headaches, headache warning signs, and how to talk to your doctor about headaches. Stanley Allen, MD, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician that specializes in brain injury. He has been practicing for 12 years and has been working in inpatient rehabilitation for eight years. Dr. Allen has been working at TriHealth Rehabilitation Hospital in Cincinnati for three years. LeAnna Matsey, OTR/L, MHS, is an occupational therapist at TriHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. She has been working with survivors of brain injury for 16 years. LeAnna is passionate to facilitate optimal recovery for her patients following an aneurysm. LeAnna serves on the Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group Steering Committee in order to act as liaison from TriHealth Rehab to the community.
News & Messages
News & Messages
Hannah and Olivia's message about Brain Aneurysm Awareness
September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness month. Hannah and Olivia have a message about the warning signs of a brain aneurysm rupture. Their daddy was one of the lucky ones who got better. They want you to know the facts so that maybe you can save the life of someone else's dad or mom. For support visit https://tsbasg.org
Free symposium for brain aneurysm survival on Saturday
NORWOOD, Ohio (WKRC) - A local woman says her recovery from an attack on her brain is a team effort. She's now helping to bring that team to the Tri-State. The goal of the symposium named “Aneurysm Survival” is to share more information from the experts and specialists around the country. There are people there who are passionate about this cause, beginning with a great woman named Marla McCarthy. “I was outside with a co-worker, and started to lose my balance,” said Marla. Marla McCarthy had what was essentially a stroke from a unique type of aneurysm, or bulge, that burst in her brain. “Marla had what we call an arterial venous malformation or an AVM, and this is an abnormal connection between the arteries and the veins,” said Dr. Andy Ringer of Mayfield Brain and Spine. Luckily, Marla ended up in the care of Dr. Ringer, who was able to use what's sort of a “brain glue” to cut off the blood supply to the aneurysm so it can’t grow. “We can see here the radio-opaque or dark, glue that was injected to treat her AVM,” said Dr. Ringer. “The arteries that were feeding the AVM were blocked off in large part by this glue.” Now Marla is on a mission to let others know that it takes a team to get back on your feet and she's bringing members of that team to the Tri-State for the symposium called “Aneurysm Survival”. If you'd like to attend, it is free, it is open to family members, friends, or anyone who might be at risk. It will be at the Mayfield Brain and Spine Center in Norwood.
Brain Aneurysm 3K Mini Walk & Fair raises awareness, funds for support group
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Marla McCarthy had a stroke due to an aneurysm in the brain. She had to learn to walk, speak and do many things all over again. Now she's trying to make a difference in helping all of us learn some of the things we can do to lower our own risk. Marla had a great team in her recovery, led by Dr. Andy Ringer at Mayfield Brain and Spine. The two of them came in to share more about the annual Brain Aneurysm Support Group 3k Mini Walk & Fair, an event that will raise funds for the Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group. It's coming up on September 21 at Fernbank park. "We'd love to have survivors' family members, caregivers and those who haven't made it to attend." McCarthy said. Dr. Ringer explained just how and why an aneurysm happens. "So an aneurysm is like a bubble or blister that forms on a blood vessel, consider it a water balloon on a garden hose. What you don't want it to do is pop and you have a bleeding stroke around the base of the brain." Ringer said. Symptoms of a brain aneurysm include can include an abrupt, extreme headache, nausea and vomiting, seizure, blurred vision and loss of consciousness. The fair will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You can register online.