I am once again in recovery mode after some exstensive embolisation last Tuesday at RPA. The radiotherapy (novalis) I had in June 2010 has had a positive impact on the core of my AVM such that my doctors have a much clearer view of the integrated blood flow through the AVM. Blood flow is now less which enables more successful embolisation. I have another procedure planned in a month so I will take this time to recover and build up my strength. It can be funny how these things work sometimes. If not for the small bleeds in early July I would not have ended up in RPA and so would not have had the successful embolisation. I so thankful to my doctors and fantastic support from my wife.
Glad how all of this has worked out for you. Hope the next procedure brings you further in your recovery.
I have had an Onyx Embolisation of my AVM so I am glad to hear it has worked for you. It is very non invasive method. I had my AVM embolised when I was 15 after a massive bleed in 2004. They only got 90% but 3 yrs on after a scan they found they couldn’t see an more AVM on the scan so the last 10% must have fixed itself. All the best for the future. Monique