just wanna short story about myself that have been diagnosed to hv AVM..
sad story for me initially, perhaps i'll feel better soon...
anyway, i've diagnosed to hv AVM 3 months i was in HOUSEMANSHIP TRAINING..
oh..that time, i felt so DOWN..
im a medical doctor..but, it was like a bad dream for me..
im started to have visual and auditory hallucination as well as migraine-like headache while i was in final year medical school.
i thought those symptoms are depression as i was so anxious to finish my medical grad.
unfortunately the symptoms worsening..and i felt so disturbed while working..then referred to psychiatrist..
so DOWN, so sad..so depressed..take so long leave..
can believe i had psychosis that time..
oh IM A DOCTOR! stigma from frens as well as patients saw me attended in psychiatric clinic..
then, i requested for further diagnostic imaging..really cant accept when the psy diagnose with SCHIZOPRENIA..
started with brain CT then procede with MRI..
only GOD knows, when i saw a small lesion in my brain!!
then proceed with angiography..confirmed that im having AVM..
hallucination keep coming..make me more depressed..
disturbed my happy life..
i feel so..so...DOWN..
i went SRS 3 years ago..post MRI, no more AVM..and next week, i'll undergo angiography..
my hallucination still there...but a lot of improvement..
um still working as a doctor..and perhaps..
becoming a great one later...
thanx a lot of AVM survivors here..
pray the best for us..