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|CyberKnife® Patient Support Group > Ask the Doctors > AVM > my dad’s AVM ||Forum Quick Jump|
Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 2
| Posted 11/1/2005 10:27 AM (GMT -8) |
|We recently found out my dad, 53yrs old, has an AVM, located on the front left side of his head. He went to work with a terrible headache and was soon after life flown to a hospital. He stayed about a week, all the while do various tests, mri, cat scans etc. and will be having surgery in 6-8wks. The only damage he has suffered this far is his speech (forgetting words, names, etc.) although he knows exactly what he wants to say. Whick is improving. My mom says it is worse when he is laying down. And he said he’s noticed food tastes alittle different. I am wondering what to expect with the surgery, the length, time in hospital, extent of everything. And what are the risks he will face? Is there any chance of a complete recovery? Any advice, or info is greatly appreciated. We are very very concerned. Thank you for your help in advance.|
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1
| Posted 11/6/2005 6:23 PM (GMT -8) |
So sorry to hear about your dad, my brother also has an AVM right frontal lobe, his is 5X7 he is 40 years old. He had a siezure 5/31/05. Since he had an embolization 9/15/05, his recovery has been slow, but they cut the blood supply 30 t 40%, he is schedule for another embolization 11/17/05. We are hoping they can get another 30 to 40%. Then we will only have a small AVM to treat with radiation or surgery. Why is your dad going to have surgery 1st? Did they discuss the option of embolization to make it smaller so it can be treated with radiation?
My borther has not worked since 5/05, he doesn’t have to many headaches, but his thought process it really bad, short term memory and a little problem with speech. We are hoping that after all the treatments his brain will repair itself. Dr. can’t really tell you how much better they will get, it’s all in the cards or God hands as we say.
Good luck with everything and know you aren’t alone in your quest for imformation in hopes to get the old dad, brothers, sisters and moms back. Many of them do seem to get back, but changed forever because of treatments or maybe its just the effects of know how fragile life really is?
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