My name is John Cooper and I am a 4 year- Survivor of a Giant (5 c.m.)
Ruptured Right CVA Brain Aneurysm, (Feb. 2010) and a subsequent Right Basal Ganglia CVA (Aug. 2010). I am a Survivor not a victim. Read My Goal below and feel free to view this short trailer from Vimeo called Rupture.
In the upcoming 2 years I would like to reach out to a few families in my best effort to offer guidance to aneurysm survivors and their caregivers in dealing with the transition to their new way of living. I am willing to provide a road map (of what worked or didn't work for me) in a best effort to assist survivors to decrease their stress and increase the well being of themselves and possibly their caregivers. There is no one single Roadmap that will work for everyone, and I am willing to share what has worked for me to this point. When I was searching for answers and guidance, I was mostly directed to read certain books or do certain things that my body or brain could not do. So that's why I am here, because I've been where you are at (frustrated and looking for answers to make a better life for my new self).
I am personally dealing with day- to- day battles from the devastating blows that the brain aneurysm and subsequent stroke dealt my brain and body such as: seizures, left hand hemi- paresis, fatigue, weakness, lack of focus, distractibility , memory loss, quick mood changes and an increased change in emotions to name just a few. I believe I have a shot of helping someone who may be where I was say 18 months ago; which was not a good spot. I could not see any light at the end of the tunnel and things are becoming clearer to me as each day passes.A Roadmap? As easy as it may sound, the road to recovery is different for each person. I would like to share what worked and what didn't work for me. I believe I could help you generate your own Roadmap for becoming a brain aneurysm survivor and I hope that you will share your experience with others when you are ready to do so. To learn more about me go to my About John tab.
I am providing this on a volunteer basis and do not work for anyone nor do I accept money. I want to share my experiences with aneurysm survivors.
Coming Soon: Aneurysm Mentor Program
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Special thanks to E.G.C. and L.C. for helping with the website.
Understand what an aneurysm is by viewing this small clip: