It's just been over 3 months since my surgery and I still am amazed at what I went through. My whole adventure was so easy in comparison to others I've read but it stilled scared the mess out of me. I was one of the lucky ones, my AVM was found before it ruptured, amazingly I had just gotten off of blood thinners before it was found.
Yesterday I celebrated my birthday and I have to admit, there was a time in March and April that I wasn't really sure I was going to see this one. While my AVM was located where it was easy to remove, it still was brain surgery and that whole concept of someone opening my skull and poking around well you know what I felt.
There have been so many changes in my life since this, some good some not so great. I've learned how blessed I am with friends, both virtual and physical (ok my virtual friends are physical too but they couldn't give me touchy feely hugs). I've learned that with good comes bad, I lost my job it had nothing to do with my AVM, just a crappy economy.
While I hate the whole looking for a job thing (resumes, cover letters, interviewing) the worst part is trying to cover my scar so I don't have to explain it. In my foolish wisdom, I had my hair cut short prior to the surgery not really understanding how much shaving would be needed (I could have left it long) and with the short cut sometimes the hair won't behave and shows the scar. I'm sure none of the interviewers have noticed I'm just self conscious.
Well, I've babbled and vented enough. Thank you for taking the time to read.