The loss of a young life is one of the saddest things for everyone involved. But when that person is also a mother, the tragedy leaves us speechless. But if there’s a silver lining in tragedy, it’s the fact that we can almost always learn something from it. Today’s tragic story carries a precious lesson about a brain aneurysm.
The young mother passed away from a brain aneurysm, and maybe her story will save the lives of others.
According to Goodfullness, her name was Lee, and she was just forty-one when her life ended. She knew something was very wrong when she started experiencing unusually intense headaches. She managed to text Eric, her husband, to come home immediately. The two had been planning her 42nd birthday when the headaches came on.
The young mother passed away just 48 hours after the first headache.
Her husband Eric was in shock, and understandably. The doctors did all they could to explain that the cause of Lee’s death was a sudden brain aneurysm. In the wake of this great tragedy, People magazine contacted Dr. Howard A. Riina in an attempt to raise the awareness of this terrible issue. Riina decided to familiarize patients with what a brain aneurysm is and equip them with the ability to act appropriately at the onset of its warning signs.
One of the symptoms is an unusually bad migraine, and this one can’t be dealt with the ordinary, over the counter medications. If it’s a super intense migraine, your best bet is taking yourself to the hospital as soon as humanly possible. Another warning sign, says Dr. Riina, is a sudden stiffness of the neck, as well as a blurry vision.
Often, a brain aneurysm announces itself with bouts of vomiting, seizures, and nausea. People who experience more than one of these warning signs should waste no time contacting a doctor.
But what is a brain aneurysm? Basically, it’s an outgrowth of a blood vessel in the brain that ruptures with fatal consequences.
The memory of Lee, the young mother will forever be with us. Her story can also save a lot of lives too, if we inform the public about the symptoms of this deadly condition. Once the symptoms appear, we don’t have much time to react – but if we do, we can save lives.
For a handy explanation of this condition, check out this video of Dr. Oz at the Rachael Ray Show:
Source: Rachael Ray Show
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