8 months and counting

Its been a little over 8 months since my surgery could hardly believe how fast these months flew by. Grateful for all my friends on this site without u i probably wouldn't how gone through with treatment. You kept me strong and gave me hope. Coming close to my 1 yr mark without any major issues. Things i can cope with and seriously a small price to pay after all i've been through. i try to keep a good sense of humor my friend and I always goof around when i bump into things or when she creeps up on me from my left side knowing i cant see on that side at the begining i would get so angry but now im laugh it off knowing that my life couldve ended i needed to learn to relax and deal with things as it comes. Things couldve been so much worse .. I pat myself on the back for making it through this. Im starting to be more open about my story to others. Knowledge is power..this group is proof of that.

@Nay - Love your positivity and and thankfulness in how far you have come in a short amount of time. Good on you for looking at the good and the best in dealing with an AM. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Nay. It most certainly will help others too:-)

Thanks Debra, I hope to help others in their journey, although i feel like our journey never really ends. We are all been affected by this avm its has changed us..it has made us stronger. I still find myself crying at night, i get very emotional when i think about it, it amazes me how much a person can take. I finally feel proud of myself and i hope that this experience will lead to helping others

Nay, I still cry too, 2.5 years later:). You are right…It’s like a never ending journey, even if the AVM ends. Hugs!!

Nay I'm glad to hear you're doing well. My family always teases me about my left side blindness. I'm a family joke but I'm so glad I'm here to be that joke. Crying is therapeutic too. I still have my moments.

So happy to hear that you are recovering well. You give me so much hope and inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. One day I hope to be as brave as you. God bless. Thought and prayers.

Hey hey..Im so happy u finally relaxed...I understand u so well- its the same with me..I stressed myself sooooo much about the things I thought I should be able to do and how things should be...and I also cant see on the left side and use to bump into things....but meanwhile it doesnt terrify me anymore....ur status could have been written by me...i totally agree....it could have been so much worse and I am thankful for that every single day....we are survivors...keep ur head up high and stay positive...XXXXXXXX :)

I AGREE 100%....God bless you and glad your on the right path to recovery. Make sure you celebrate your 1 year anniversary as i did and most here do....