Tomorrow I am scheduled for cross-nerve graft surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital with Dr. Hadlock. This is (hopefully) the last of the major steps I am taking in the return from a stroke I had in Apr. 2008, which occurred after my AVM hemorrhaged. I have been fortunate in that I didn’t suffer any limb paralysis, however I did suffer facial paralysis on my right side. Tomorrow’s operation (hopefully) will bring back some animation to that side of my face. I’ve been told it takes six months to a year for nerves to come back, but tomorrow is a start.
I want to thank all of you on the AVM network for the support you have all provided for me (and others) over this last year. Although I have had great family support, there is nothing like speaking (er, emailing) somebody who understands and has gone through the same experiences.
I’ll let you know how it goes!