I’m Laura. I’m 26 living in Manchester. New to this site. For me it started with severe headaches which woke me up from sleep at 4am. I sat on it for 5 days thinking it was a bad migraine or pulled neck muscle, before taking myself to A&E on my birthday so you know it was bad.
Docs found a brain AVM in the anterior aspect of my corpus callosum. Stayed in hospital for 4 days for scans and angio before being discharged. I was told its a very small, low-risk AVM and can be treated with radiotherapy so that’s what I’m waiting for now.
Suffice to say I’m doing really well! My headaches have already resolved and I’m 98% back to my normal self but told to stay off work for a bit longer. Feeling a bit of a fraud really looking at the horrendous stuff other members here are going through. But I know it’s early days for me.
Glad to find this community. I’m sure everyone I know IRL is sick of hearing about my AVM so I do love this safe space.