I have my fouth Embolizstion this Friday 5th of Feb 2010,
I met my surgeon 2 weeks ago, who showed me Angios and scans of my AVM, which use to be the size of a Tennis ball, but now small as a Golf ball and located behind my right ear,
So they have done a good, job embolizing and making it smaller, I asked whether it was small enough to use Gamma Knife on or would they do surgery now. He said they were going to fully Embolize it and that would be that. As reopening my head was not an option after suffering a big brain haemorhhage in July 2009 and a Craniotomy being performed to clear up the blood and pressure in my head.
I questioned the fact that Onyx glue had only been around for 10-15 years would it last forever. He was quite optimistic and insisted 10-15 years was a long time, so I took his word for this and hope that it can fully be embolized, he did say this may not be my last Embolization as what is left is hard to reach and could take a few procedures.
For this 1st time this week past week I have been getting many headaches and sleepless nights, I think this is more to do with the people around me rather than the procedure itself.
I am quite positive and hoping that this may be the last Embolization,