27 July 2004
On Christmas morning my family recieved a phone call from my grandmother's boyfriend in Oklahoma. He had told us that my grandma was really ill. She was in the hospital and in a coma. My mother and my aunt flew out to Oklahoma not knowing exactly what was wrong with my grandma. When they got there a day later they had found out that she had 4 brain aneurysm's, and two of them were bleeding, which had made her go into her coma.
My mother and aunt had never really heard of aneurysm before and weren't sure exactly on what to do. My grandmother would never be able to speak again if she were to stay on life support or ever be able to function like a normal human being again. My family decided to take her off off life support, so she wouldn't have to suffer anymore. That was New Years Eve 2003.
Two months later my mother had went to the doctors for a normal check up. When talking to her doctor, she mentioned what had happened. Her doctor told her that some families aneurysms can be hereditery, and that she wanted her to get a MRI. Not thinking anything was wrong due to no symptoms, she agreed to go.
Thank God she did because my mother at the age of 40 had two brain aneurysm's. She went to numerous doctors appointments with a nerologist. She went through with her opperation in the middle of July 2004. They clipped the blood supply to the aneurysm's, and left her with a pretty large scar. My mother made it through it with flying colors, she is still recovering. But she is here with us today, she will be able to watch her grandchildren grow up and get married, and hopefully become a great-grandmother.
I want people to know that there is good comming out of this. And I am only 24 years old, and I have a daughter, who is just 14 months old, but I may too have a brain anuerysm. But I am not scared, I will be checked. Because I believe that when my grandmother died she saved my mothers life. And my mother has shown me the strength to be able to go and get checked, because my life is that important to me and others. And people who don't know that they may have one, or more, if they bleed they may not be able to say I love you to the ones that they love, or even good-bye.
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