AVM Survivors Network

Spinal avm t9 -t12


im norman cabanban 24 years old from philippines…i was diagnosed that i have spinal avm… before may surgery i have severe backpain and leg pain…incontinence bladder… my doctor told me that i need to undergo surgery…

after my surgery last march 2009 until now i cant walk and im using catheter…but before surgery im walking


before or after


before and after surgery


How are you today? Thank you for sharing your struggle!


Hi dear Norman
Thanks for sharing your story. It sounds inspiring. How are you doing now? My brother had the surgery three months ago and now he cant walk at all. he cant control his hands or legs. Could you please tell me about your recovery? Have you had any improvement since your surgery?