I continued taking gardenal, various medications and after three years the entire malformation had still not necrotized, and they said I would have to do another radiosurgery. As I already knew how painful it was at first, I was very scared, but I did it.
The healing process took six years. During that time, I ‘cut’ my groin seven times [para fazer exames]I even had medical hepatitis, everything was very difficult.
I can’t describe the moment when the doctor said: ‘everything is gone, you have nothing left’. In addition to medicine, there was a lot of spiritual part too, a lot of faith, a lot of prayer, many people prayed for me and all of this made me stronger.”
Learn more about arteriovenous malformation
What is it. AVM (arteriovenous malformation) is usually congenital. Arteries and veins can rupture, causing bleeding in the brain or spinal cord. Researchers associate AVMs as a genetic disease, as this tangle of vessels can be present since the child’s birth.
Studies are still being conducted to explore the disease and its development. There is still no proven cause. What is known is that it probably arises due to a deviation in the normal development of the vessels of the nervous system.