thank you all for your encouraging support. It helps fill the hole left in my heart after hearing about the avm diagnosis and wondering how I can stay strong for my kids. I'm upset that my husband left my kids and me tonight out of frustration, when I need him the most. thank you for being there - it gives me hope that I'm not alone in having this diagnosis and it's not necessarily a death sentence. My mind has been thinking of ways that I'd like my kids (5 years & 16-months) to remember me by, in case something does happen to my avm though.
I admire those of you who have had the strength and resilience to fight this condition. Because it's most likely congenital, I've had it for 33 years and didn't realize it until yesterday from the doctor's report. I read it in detail today and it's approximately 1 cm and inside my right frontal lobe. I'm scheduled to see a neurosurgeon for a consultation tomorrow, and while I'm opposed to an invasive intervention like surgery, I'm open for ideas and medical advice. I'll probably opt for second/third opinions. Have you guys tried combining natural ways of alleviating stress and such to help control the condition? Sending love and healing energy to you all and thank you for your support. It means a lot to me.