So, let’s get to the ‘thing’!
And I’ll premise it by saying, sometimes its good time has passed because I cannot get caught up in the details. Maybe.
And I can streamline the “thing!”
After a period of seeing a few different Neurosurgeons and a period of time thinking I would have to find money to go to Europe to seek treatment because my AVM was deemed surgically inoperable. I was referred to a hospital across town and it seemed the only treatment I could have to ‘fix’ the problem had come to Melbourne and was covered by the Public Medical System! Yeah!
My AVM, still inoperable could be treated with radiation. Asked what to expect?
In simple terms, I was told I might lose some muscle tone, which I was amused by because it told me they assumed I had muscle tone. I thought I had better get to the gym and get some…
They told me my hair would “thin”.
To be clear my definition of thinning and theirs are completely different.
And they asked if I liked reading? Because I might lose some eyesight.
On the upside, I would potentially obliterate the risk of 2% a year I might suffer a stroke, bleed or worse. I’m not a gambler however if it would ‘fix’ the AVM and I would be able to illuminate the risk of a bleed, stroke, possible death, then my mum and sister were on-board to have the radiation.