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Date:9/22/2009

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A brain aneurysm is often called a "ticking time bomb." It occurs when the artery wall in the brain becomes weak and forms a small balloon where blood collects. Over time, the artery wall will weaken further until the balloon, or aneurysm bursts, bleeding into the brain. One in 20 people has a brain aneurysm, most without ever knowing.

When the aneurysm bursts, patients must be rushed to a hospital to repair the rupture and stop the bleeding. Fifty percent of the time, the patient will not survive the aneurysm rupture. Many who do are often faced with months or years of rehabilitation to recover. Individuals who discover the aneurysm before it bursts can opt for surgery to repair the aneurysm. McNamara went through both scenarios.

McNamara plans to post three to four times a month, sparking conversations and seeking insight and feedback from other survivors and patients. For more information on the blog and to join the conversation, please visit Brain Storms Blog.

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