First, I looked for a dAVF topic, found none.
I just sent this note to UCSF, since I was asked to report significant symptoms.
Is this significant? I’ve had two odd episodes of aphasia since the embolization. Both happened while “hiking” near 11000’, both while listening to conversation. It starts with fortification spectra in my left lower visual field, the reaches a point where I have difficulty constructing sentences, and some words seem very unfamiliar. I am intellectually sharp at these times; I test myself by deriving proofs in my head, and know what I want to express; the sentences just don’t come out correctly, and sound like gibberish. No issue with balance. The problem has resolved, oddly enough, when I broke off from the group and picked more challenging terrain, even gaining elevation.
I’ve had just fortification spectra ~10 times since the embolization. They are like auras that would precede migraines years ago (I haven’t had a migraine in 17 years), except those were in my right visual field. They resolve within a few hours if I do nothing, or within 20 minutes with hot shower on my head.