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Bodybuilding with an AVM

I’ve been diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation in my brain. I have a spot where there is no capillaries to take the pressure down from the arteries to the vein. This resulted in bleeding in my brain during a workout in december. I had unsuccesful surgery to fill this with glue so it cant bleed anymore.

Next the dr gave me radiation to slowly destroy the malformation over the next 5 years! I was finally told i can begin training again, but only told to “take it easy”.
My goals are only appearance orriented, so ive been lifting lighter weights, high reps, etc. Anyone else experience this before? I understand its very rare…