Hi, just diagnosed with AVM with a [up to] 6mm non-ruptured aneurysm. I’m 60 years old and after meeting with the neurosurgeon last week he just wants to watch it. I am scared to even move, thinking I’ll rupture it. I have fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis and a chronic sinus problem, which gives me headaches, neck pain and numbness. I’m really scared that I won’t know if it starts leaking/ruptures. I just found out 2 weeks ago and I stopped all actives, exercising and I’m practically living in a cocoon. Even though I have these other problems, I was still a very active, vibrant person and musician [drums]
I don’t have any idea the size or grade of the AVM or the shape of the aneurysm, all I know is, that it’s behind the right eye.
Also, I have a trip to London in a month. Will be flying over the pond from NYC the UK, should I be flying?