To make a long story very short. In March my AVM ruptured. I had no idea i had one until the angiogram after my emergency craniotomy. All surgeries were a success thank god including my embolization. My wife made all decicions and great ones since I was unconscious shortly after my rupture. When I woke up from an induced coma, my leftside of my body lost all connections with my brain and sensation as well. I was an infant again in a sense. But, by adapting the tactics and mindset below, I have been on a miracle recovery road I am so proud of. From bed being a total assist, to a wheel chair to standing, to walking on a vector machine, to walking with a cane, to now even running on my own and being back at work (journey is 6 months and going strong so far). Please share your advice below I could always learn something new.
- Be very positive
- Never give up (Most important)
- Challenge yourself (As a righty I forced myself to only use my left for EVERYTHING this was so big for me)
*Practice even after Rehab and after being discharged
*Give back however you can, it will always comeback
- Be Happy
- Celebrate every small victory
- Be patient
- Love your family and support system
- Find your motivation
- The mind and heart are powerful use them to your advantage
My surgeon told me once which has stuck with me. The moment you give up on your recovery, you are closing down shop. So i see my recovery as my business and I work at it daily!
I hope this can help someone…