I know that I am very fortunate with the AVM that I have & the fact that it was found before any real damage was done, I am just getting so tired of all of the medical issues (not just the AVM) I have been having to deal with. Since 2006 I have been in the hospital every year except for three of those years.
This year alone I have been hospitalized in July for emergency gallbladder surgery, I am not only seeing a chiropractor monthly but also going to PT three times a week for my sciatica.
As far as my AVM goes, in May I had an MRI, in September I had an angiogram, in October a CT Scan & now this next Monday (November 16) I will be having another angiogram, though this one will be a little different as I will have to stay the night in the hospital, everything else has always been outpatient. This is what they will be doing: Recommend attempting embolization of residual, this is in the angio suite, catheter inserted in groin, and embolize abnormal vessel—in other words block the abnormal connection.
On top of all of that my regular doctor has me seeing a kidney specialist, a Nephrologist. The last several times that I have had labs done my creatinine level has been high, the Nephrologist says that I have Chronic Kidney Disease. In 2007 I had kidney cancer & one of my kidneys had to be removed. He said that every time I am given a dye for a CT Scan or an angiogram that it injures my kidney. I will now be seeing him every couple of months.
Then all of this medical stuff is affecting my job, my boss doesn't understand all that I am dealing with, I try to explain it to her, but she doesn't want to hear it. So for every-ones best interest I am currently looking for a new job. Though the boss doesn't know that just yet.
I really do now how fortunate I am to have the wonderful family & friends that I do have, they have gone above & beyond. I love & appreciate them all a great deal. So as much as it may sound like I am complaining I am actually not, I just need to vent from time to time. Thanks for listening.