Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Contents - JU­LIA TILSON, Graven­hurst, Ont.

As I read “What’s Wrong With Me?” (April 2018) I was star­tled by how fa­mil­iar the pa­tient’s symp­toms were. Nearly 12 years ago, I, too, was struck by a sud­den, ex­cru­ci­at­ing headache and nau­sea. Even­tu­ally, I was di­ag­nosed with the same thing as the pa­tient in the story—an AVM (ar­te­ri­ove­nous mal­for­ma­tion) brain bleed. Al­though I still deal with short­term mem­ory loss and fa­tigue, I have come a long way in my re­cov­ery. I want to thank Reader’s Di­gest for draw­ing at­ten­tion to this rare dis­or­der and for giv­ing such a de­tailed ex­pla­na­tion of its symp­toms and long-term side ef­fects.

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