I have PTEN. This year I became a four-time cancer survivor. As part of my PTEN experience, I was born with an AVM. AN AVM is a bunch of arteries and veins tangled together., and my AVM is on my left hip. Over the years I have experienced pain and many surgeries, and unfortunately, the AVM could never be corrected. Over the years the AVM has grown big enough to affect my heart. I have a good cardiologist who treats my right-side heart failure. The AVM has caused pulmonary hypertension which is hypertension of the lungs.
In the 70â€™s when my thyroid problems started. My physicians removed my thyroid with four surgeries. Next week, like many of us, do on a regular basis, I see a thyroid surgeon about my current issues.
I am more than PTEN, cancer, and lots of doctors. Ask me anything about low salt cooking, and I am a pretty awesome artist too.
I am Tami. My 40th high school class reunion is next month and I still here.