I am a 32 year old happy husband, and father of 5 beautiful children. About 5 years ago I began having ruptured aneurysms. This would occur most often on my hands, and generally with only the slightest provocation, such as putting my hand in my pocket. Sometimes it occurs spontaneously. When it happens, there is a great deal of localized stabbing, burning pain. The area swells up, and it is evident that blue blood is leaking out. Over the course of a few days, the blood is reabsorbed or redistributed, and the area remains tender for a week or two. Last year, I had a major rupture just to the side of my left eye. I thought I was going to die.
I don't think I have had any ruptures since, but I'm just waiting, wondering when/where the next one will be. A few nights ago I started feeling dizzy and strange in my head. My speech was a little bit slurred, and I got on the computer to post to this forum. I found to my shock and horror that I could not spell or type or think coherent sentences anymore. I asked for a ride to the hospital, and they took some blood samples and told me nothing was wrong. It took me almost 3 days to regain my ability to type and spell. It's hard to put my finger on it, but I also feel like I have some sort of memory loss, or that there is some sort of restraint or wall that keeps me from recalling much past the last week. My neck has been incredibly stiff this week. It doesn't seem to be out of place, as there is no pain when I turn my head. Is it possible that I have suffered a minor brain aneurysm? I seem to be getting better slowly, though the strange memory loss sensation is still there and my neck is still very sore. I also have a small gland that is aching and a little swollen in the right side of my neck.
The ER doctors didn't want to perform an MRI. They seemed to think it was all in my head. The more I think about it and search the web, the more I wonder if I'm a stroke or death-dealing brain aneurysm waiting to happen...
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