After an aneurysm bursts, emergency surgery is necessary. Recovering from surgery can be a long process. Your doctor may prescribe you drugs to lower your blood pressure. It is also important to take a look at your diet and see if some things need to be changed. A low-fat diet and regular exercise are important to recovery and prevent another aneurysm from forming. Smoking can also be harmful and should not become a habit if it was in the past.