This slideshow represents just a few moments in time each year as I grew. (Place your mouse in the picture window to bring up the slideshow controls."
The growth of the AVM didn't really start to be noticable until I was about 11-12 years old. Although there was a little swelling previously, it was small enough that you wouldn't notice unless you knew to look for it. As you can see, after 6th grade, my chin and the side of my face continued to increase in size, sometimes slowly and other times in spurts. We then progress into my treatments in Denver, the seriously ugly post-op pics, those that show the ugly non-healing wound on my lip, you can see the continued increase in size, and MOST IMPORTANTLY how happy I am with the progress regardless!
Time Line Pics