I was diagnosed with an AVM back in June. After several tests and weighing out the options, I choice to have the surgery. The surgery was a huge success!!! I happen to have had the best neurosurgeon ever, Dr. Alex Vandergrift at MUSC in Charleston, SC. After one day in the hospital I went home. No complications, no side effects. Back to work part time after a week and a half then back on full time. I feel great!! Even though it was the scariest decision of my life, I am so grateful and very blessed!!