Unfortunately, Alesen's mother's biography is too large for posting, but please contact Alesen for the complete biography, comments, or discussion.
My mother had her aneurysm burst at the age of 44. She was rushed to the hospital to be pronounced dead on arrival only to be brought back and endure several brain surgeries only to end up paralyzed on the left side. She suffered clinical depression for years and I watched a vibrant active woman deteriorate before my eyes. She finally took her own life 5 years later. My mother as I knew her died on that first day back when she was 44.
Although the experience caused me to grow in many ways it was a horrible thing to have to live through. As I have been reading up on aneurysms on the internet and this support page I have come to realize that there is a hereditary factor there. I was never told such in all the time I spent in and out of hospitals with my mother. I am wondering how likely is it that my sister, my 3 children or myself might have one lurking about somewhere in our brains only to end up in tragedy? Does anyone know any statistics or preventions or ways to find out of one?
By the way, my mom was in the midst of writing her biography when this all took place. When she was able to sit up and write again her focus quickly turned to her experiences in the hospital, her bouts of depression, and struggle with depression. I am in the process of taking her notes and putting them on my computer. If anyone would be interested in such writings let me know.