September is National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month

No, really, it is! Or at least, it was last year — Congress passed a bill designating September 2019 as such! It seems even these days, it’s possible for the parties to agree that Brain Aneurysms Are Bad. Of course, in September of 2019, I was still a couple of months away from being forced to pay attention to such things … 🤷‍♂️

In 2020 I guess it has only been designated as such in a few states, but you can read more about National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month here.

Now of course recent events such as the unexpected death of Grant Imahara have, perhaps, already raised awareness of brain aneurysms, at least temporarily*, but it can’t hurt to mention it again. For those who may have missed the series of posts on my personal experience with the subject matter, here are link backs to them:

The Event, Part One

The Event, Part Two

The Event, Part Three

The Event, Part Four

The Event, Part Five

The Event, Part Six

If you are mainly interested in finding out what a ruptured aneurysm feels like and what to do (and also, uh, what not to do) when one occurs, you can stop after the first or second installment. For all the gory details about some of the things that might happen after an aneurysm ruptures and is treated, proceed with the rest.

* In much the same way, the recent unexpected death of Chadwick Boseman has raised awareness of colon cancer ― RIP, T’Challa!

4 thoughts on “September is National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month

  1. Shortly after your “event”, we attended the funeral of a friend who died from hers, so we know how lucky you were. “Luckiest unlucky person in California”, indeed!


  2. Hello James! What a interesting blog…scary too. You survived something many of us hope to avoid! I get the slightest ‘weird’ pain in my head & I start going right to Aneurysm….I feel silly that I do this. But then these things CAN & Do happen. You are living proof.
    I’ve been having an uptick in my Seizures due to stress & sometimes my mind wanders to “What if there is an Aneurysm?” territory…..
    Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. If you can help one person you have saved a life!
    Sincerely, Sherri-Ellen & **purrss** BellaDharma

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