We spent most of this day meeting with doctors…neurologists and neurosurgeons. The good news is that the AVM in my brain is not the largest one they have seen. The bad news is that it is still big, still a problem, and statistically speaking still has a better than 60% possibility of bleeding at some point in my life…which would be bad.
The lifetime risk of a hemorrhage is 105 minus ones current age. Because of my relatively young age, as my two favorite grocers always remind me when they address me as “young pastor Evans” they want to treat me.
In the morning we talked with a neurologist, Dr. Petty, a Fellow Dr. Dupon and talked through the details of my case. Lots of big words. Maybe I can use them in Boggle and actually beat Luke with some seven point words! In the afternoon we met with the head of the neurosurgery department, Dr. Meyer and several others that were following him around. We saw this thing in my brain from every possible angle, and from every angle it was still there.