So yesterday I had a light bulb moment.... I can not control my AVM living inside me but I can control what I put into my body!
For the past several years I have been feeling generally unwell, moderately depressed and have gained weight. Food has always been about control for me. Comes with have a mother who is anorexic and a father who micro-managed what and how we ate. Do I want to be over weight - no BUT I also don't like being told what to do so much. I also don't like any attention. Fat girls dont get attention - we are like wall paper. As soon as people start noticing I have lost weight I self sabatoge.
I hate that I have something in my brain that does not belong and I have no control over it. But I do have control over my lifestyle. What and how much I eat. What activities I chose to participate in. The quality of life I will have living with an AVM.
And about not liking attention - guess what - people pay alot of attention when your brain could bleed any moment - I'll have to get over it I guess LOL