Paven Kaur’s Story: “I was in hospital for gallbladder pain…then they did a brain scan”

In this story Paven Kaur shares her experience having 2 brain surgeries and 2 strokes while treating a unruptured brain aneurysm.

“Over the last 4 months I have had 2 brain surgeries and 2 strokes while treating a unruptured brain aneurysm.

It was incidentally found when I was in hospital for gallbladder pain & ended up having a minor stroke in recovery which led them to do brain scans.

My aneurysm was in the basilar artery, this is the artery that supplies blood to the right and left side of the brain, because of its location and size it was high risk of rupturing and being fatal. I am so thankful to god that it was found & I am able to get treatment. Most people don’t know that they have an aneurysm until it bursts. Often times, survivors of this don’t make it or are left with permanent brain damage.

Over the last few years anyone that’s been around me knows I was notorious for always complaining about headaches and lately they were getting really bad. I was always told they were stress related or due to low iron.

Sharing this story is important to me as I want to create awareness for aneurysms which is a silent but fatal condition, which can have no symptoms.

It has been quite a journey for me over the last few months and I am grateful for the love, support & prayers I have had around me keeping me strong through this, and to my amazing neurosurgeon Dr Alice Ma and team for giving me a second chance in life. 🙏💙

Anyone who has really bad headaches I urge you to get a brain scan and push for it even if doctors don’t think it’s necessary!

#powerofardaas #powerofprayer #aneurysmsurvivor #strokerecovery #brainsurgery #aneurysm #nevertakelifeforgranted #aneurysmawareness”