I suffered a brain aneurysm last June, 6-19-11, and it has been almost a year now and I still have alot of pain in the left side of my body. I still need to lay down 2-3 times a day to rest and that helps the pain go away. I see many people still get bad headaches even after surgery from an aneurysm. I had bad headaches for years before my aneurysm and now if I get a headache, I can't do anything until I take my pain medication they're so bad. I still limp from the pain in my body if I'm up and around too much. It will be a year next month since my surgery and was wondering if anyone else has had long lasting effects like this. I have a new doctor who doesn't seem to think I qualify for disability anymore and won't sign my medical release for my benefits. I have since applied for social security benefits, but I'm now very worried that I won't have any money comming in at all. The doctor told me my aneurysm was a long time ago and it was clipped so I should be fine by now and doesn't see any medical reason to continue getting my benefits. I was nearly in tears when I left the doctor's office. He made me feel like I was lying to him and that I should be fine by now. I am optimistic that I will in fact keep getting better, but it seems to be a slow process. Has anyone else encountered this problem? I don't know how to prove to this doctor that my mobility is still limited.
Yes I have encountered this and still am....even though my ruptured brain aneurysm was back in 2003, I still get migraines every day...sometimes several times a day. CT scans and MRI's showed nothing abnormal. I have short term memory problems and it's hard to function on a daily basis...I have not applied for disability due to the fact that 7 out of 10 people get denied right from the start. Unfortunately, doctors don't seem to take an injury or illness seriously unless it can be seen visually. I know this first hand. I wish I had something positive for you.