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Emilia Clarke Discusses Surviving Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysms During Game of Thrones (tr)
Time ^ | March 21, 2019 | MEGAN MCCLUSKEY

Posted on 03/21/2019 2:02:20 PM PDT by EdnaMode

Emilia Clarke has opened up about surviving two life-threatening brain aneurysms during the early days of Game of Thrones.

In an article for the New Yorker, Clarke spoke publicly for the first time about suffering two brain aneurysms, the first of which struck shortly after she finished filming her scenes as Daenerys Targaryen for season 1 of Game of Thrones. She revealed that she experienced her first aneurysm at 24 years old while working out with her trainer.

“I immediately felt as though an elastic band were squeezing my brain. I tried to ignore the pain and push through it, but I just couldn’t. I told my trainer I had to take a break,” she wrote. “Somehow, almost crawling, I made it to the locker room. I reached the toilet, sank to my knees, and proceeded to be violently, voluminously ill. Meanwhile, the pain—shooting, stabbing, constricting pain—was getting worse. At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged.”

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: brainaneurysm; brainaneurysms; clarke; daenerys; daenerystargaryen; emiliaclarke; gameofthrones; got; targaryen
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Here is the link to Clarke's article about surviving brain aneurysms: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/emilia-clarke-a-battle-for-my-life-brain-aneurysm-surgery-game-of-thrones
1 posted on 03/21/2019 2:02:20 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

I felt the same trying to watch that show.


2 posted on 03/21/2019 2:03:01 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Nobody is coming to save the day)
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To: EdnaMode

I have a couple of female acquaintances and a niece who have gone through this. I wonder does it affect women more often?


3 posted on 03/21/2019 2:05:11 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (If it weren't for fake hate crimes, there would be no hate crimes at all.)
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To: EdnaMode

Maybe it was caused by having to repeatedly spend a lot of time naked in fires...


4 posted on 03/21/2019 2:06:33 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
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To: EdnaMode

Time magazine?

No ... I might visit blogger sites, but not that sewer.


5 posted on 03/21/2019 2:08:24 PM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: SuperLuminal

Maybe it was Tears of Lys. Daenerys was nearly poisoned twice.


6 posted on 03/21/2019 2:10:49 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Sans-Culotte

I think so. My aunt survived one several years ago. A girl who went to my middle school (I didn’t know her) died from one.


7 posted on 03/21/2019 2:15:33 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: Sans-Culotte

No, wome n just are more vocal about it.


8 posted on 03/21/2019 2:17:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

And because of that, more likely to go to a doctor.


9 posted on 03/21/2019 2:18:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: EdnaMode

Stunning girl. One of the most beautiful speaking voices I’ve ever heard, too.


10 posted on 03/21/2019 2:18:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: thoughtomator

Ditto that.
I tried an early episode for 10-15 mins, and never watched again.


11 posted on 03/21/2019 2:21:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Beautiful face and a nice thick dumpster.


12 posted on 03/21/2019 2:24:56 PM PDT by caltaxed (ake)
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To: PGR88

Probably wasn’t breathing right while she was working out. Too much pressure in the head.


13 posted on 03/21/2019 2:30:06 PM PDT by toast
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To: EdnaMode

An ex girlfriend of mine died at the age of 40 of an aneurysm.


14 posted on 03/21/2019 2:30:20 PM PDT by chris37 (No wall? No vote.)
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To: EdnaMode

This thread devolved pretty fast..........


15 posted on 03/21/2019 2:31:28 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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The thread might have gone differently had she died or been rendered a cripple as a result.

So would the show have done...

As well as “Solo”.


16 posted on 03/21/2019 2:40:22 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (For dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: EdnaMode

Never got into this game of thrones but she is one hot piece of ass


17 posted on 03/21/2019 2:44:28 PM PDT by WashingtonFire (The charisma of Reagan + the vision of Jefferson + the patriotism of Washington = Trump)
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To: thoughtomator

Wow. I wish I had of thought of that! LOL.


18 posted on 03/21/2019 3:32:56 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I’d like to see the link to birth control hormones. Yes, I knew several women who this happened to. Most survived. Most. All on the pill. It is a stated side effect.


19 posted on 03/21/2019 3:41:43 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: EdnaMode
My wife and many in her family including her father have suffered the devastating effects of polycistic kidney disease--PKD. She is the oldest surviving member of her family of all those who had the disease. It is a inherited disease.

One of the consequences of the disease is it can and does cause brain aneurysms.

When we changed Medicare companies, the new company asked her to have a complete evaluation including a brain scan. We went to the doctor for the follow up, and we found that she had a brain aneurysm. Went to a neurosurgeon, and about a month later, she had the procedure done.

It was so very close because, when the neurosurgeon started the procedure, the aneurysm was just starting to rupture.

What they actually do these days is to strengthen the part of the brain that is affected with platinum--it actually fills the bubble.

My wife is a part of the PKD Stops With Me movement. She wants me tell you that there was nothing in her daily well-being or routine medical care that showed she had a brain aneurysm.

I think she would also want me to tell you to be very careful with your kidneys. Fortunately, a donor, our adult son, stepped forward and donated a kidney so that his Mom, my wife, could survive the disease so that she could live without a lifetime of treatment that could have included life-long dialysis.
20 posted on 03/21/2019 3:46:16 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Takes scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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