Hello survivors and friends,
I have a long relationship with my AVM (4-6cm in the right frontal lobe diagnosed in 1989 when I was 7 years old)but I am ready to break up!
I had a bleed last February 2013, then 2 embolizations and Gamma Knife in May 2013. I had another bleed in October 2013. I am seeing new doctors because we moved back to the West Coast and now the option for surgery is on the table. My neurosurgeon says that having gamma knife before surgery is preferable because it makes it easier to remove and they feel confident about the surgery whereas a year ago the Dr's thought surgery was too risky.
Has anyone had successful surgeries post gamma knife? or any related experiences you would like to share?
Thank you in advance for sharing with me.