I’m a 60-year-old woman who underwent surgery for three ruptured brain aneurysms in 2002 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. I was in the hospital for three weeks. I survived with no permanent damage, which is incredible since they had ruptured and it was very delicate.
Now, 10 years later, I had TIA’s (small strokes) that placed me at Baptist Hospital in Kendall for further investigation and observation. The doctor ordered an MRI to make sure the TIA’s had not left any permanent damage and that’s when they found out that I had two new brain aneurysms. Dr. Guilherme Dabus was called in and performed the aneurysm coiling. I was kept in intensive care for 24 hours and after that was sent home. This man is a miracle doctor. No one can believe I came out of it so fast and so well. With so many negative things we constantly hear, I wanted to share my story since my survival is so unusual and rare. Most people die from one brain aneurysm. I’ve had five and I’m here to tell the story thanks to Miami’s great doctors!
Olivia Hernandez, Homestead