After surviving AVM surgery and going home in one piece, even if it was a somewhat shattered piece, I found that I was in need of a dentist because I had some very loose teeth in front. Did the AVM make me grit my teeth violently?
The dentist told me that I needed to have four teeth removed and a bridge put in. The problem was that I had no dental insurance and after the long hospitalization...I had little money. The procedure would cost about 3000, and I had to get some money. I am a hobbyist and I knew a fellow collector who wanted one of my best "relics", and so I called him in another state and told him the story and offered him the relic that he wanted for the price of my operation.
When he came he brought me a check and we talked for some time while he was there. It was great to talk to someone
who seemed to understand me and he told me about his
son who had been in an auto accident and had suffered some
brain injury. As young people will do...one day he
went out and got royally drunk, and this opened the door
for him to have seizures. They became a real curse to him.
My friend told me not to drink too much as it might
do the same to me.
I took his advice and have not had so much as a taste of
alcohol since my operation in '02. And I have had zero
seizures. And my friend I saw at a hobby "show" later on
and I thanked him for my new teeth!