Dear AVM Friends,
An update......I met with Dr. Barrow again yesterday and have set the date for my craniotomy...frightening! The embolization will take place on 4/19 and the surgery will follow the next day on the 20th.
Thank you to all of you who have responded in the past, given your time and advice. I appreciate it so much! Now it is in the hands of God and Dr. Barrow. I feel confident that I have made the right choice!
Hope your experience is similar to ours--once we had a plan and date set, we could relax a little.
Best wishes and keep us posted.
HI, DEBBIE, HOW ARE YOU DOIN GETTIN REST I HOPE JUST READ YOUR POST AND WANTED TO GIVE YOU SO WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT, I HAD MY SEC EMBO ON THE 14TH OF OCT FOLLOWED BY THE SURGERY ON THE 15TH, AVM FREE AND DOIN WELL, STAY PRAYFUL, TRY AND RELAX AS MUCH AS YOU CAN UNTILL THEN, THE MORE RELAXED YOU ARE THE BETTER YOU WILL HEAL, THEN WHEN YOU GET HOME DO MORE OF THE SAME. GOD IS IN THE HEALIN BUSINESS, DONT HAVE ANY BAD SIDE EFFECT'S FROM MY SURGERY ONLY THE KEPPRA TOOK MY HAIR OUT BUT NOW OFF THE MEDS AFTER MY EEG, I HAVE A LITTLE VISION LOST IN MY LEFT EYE BUT THAT'S OK I AM ALIVE, WALIKIN, TALKIN AND GETTIN BETTER EVERYDAY ALMOST READY TO GO BACK TO WORK. SO I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAY'S AND LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR POST WHEN YOU GET BACK. KEEP GOD FIRST IN ALL YOU DO. GOD BLESS
Debbie, I am happy you have a date set for your surgery. From several of the comments on here, I take it that Dr Barrow is an excellent doctor. It's always reassuring to know someone else who has used the same dr. with good results. I have an appointment with my neuro on Feb 15 to discuss my surgery and set a date for my embo and craniotomy also. I think everyone will agree that the waiting is one of the hardest parts of all this. I am so anxious to get mine over with, because my daughter's baby is due in July, and I want to be able to enjoy it. Everything is in God's time, though, and up to Him.
I really do have a peace about all this, but I admit I still get in a hurry! I'm so thankful that God knows what's best for me! Take care of yourself, and try to relax a little--yeah, right! You're in my thoughts and prayers. And thank you for sharing with us.
Debbie, Thats something to celebrate. Have your husband cook you a candle light diner. :) I would be nervouse too and happy that something is finaly being done. There a many successfull stories here of both types of those surgeries. I have faith that you will prevail through this.
Hi Debbie. I will be PRAYING you. From everything I’ve read…Dr. Barrow is still the best surgeon in the area!!!
Now you have set the day, just relax and from what I heard from others, surgery is the BEST option.
Best wishes! and keep us posted!
Hello Debbie, all the very best and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Look forward to hearing from you when you are feeling GOOD!
Best wishes and keep us posted. Get lots of rest and be positive.
Hi Debbie. I bet you feel like the countdown has begun. I’m still praying for you!!!
HI debbie congrats on the dates, now you can relax now that the dates are set. Relax and enjoy your self and your family and take care of your self before and after surgery you are going to do great!!! Lots of love and prayers sent your way. Looking forward to hearing from you when you recover. Will be thinking of you.
Hey Debbie. Many people praying for you! Know that God is with you. Keep us all posted on your prpogress after the surgery and embo.
I also wanted to say congrats on setting the dates. My husband had his craniotomy on 02/11/11. He was in the hospital a total of 9 days but since coming home is doing great. We go next week for his final clearance from the neurosurgeon. We will be sending prayers your way. Let us know how you do!
If you are seeing Dr. Barrows at Emory here in Atlanta, then you are in good hands. My wife has been treated by him for the last two years. Will be praying for you, and might get to spot you as we enter on the 21st for my wife's next treatment.