I have alcohol running through my veins!!!!

Literally...well, ok not really. But I do get alcohol injections about once a month (and not the "fun" kind!)

I have a facial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) and am receiving ethyl alcohol embolizations with Dr. Wayne Yakes in Denver.

So while the alcohol isn't actually running through my veins (that would be really bad) it is being injected into them to destroy the AVM vessels and eventually provide a cure!

Check out my website to read my story about life with a facial AVM, meet my doctors, and stay up to date on my treatments through my "Denver Trip" reports!


Sunday, August 31, 2008

Camellia's AVM

Just wanted to post a link to a website for Camellia!

Camellia is a beautiful little girl with a facial AVM. Her story has many similarities to mine as a child. However, it sounds like she is having a rougher time than I did at that age. But luckily, she is already being treated by Dr. Yakes and although this treatment is hard for such a little girl, I hope that it means Camellia will grow up healthy, happy, and AVM free!!!

Camellia's mom keeps an online journal detailing their journey and treatments. Please visit her site and sign her guestbook!!!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Shalon, I am a cousin of Camellia's and am deeply touched by your story and really appreciate you sharing. I hope your treatments go as smoothly and are as beneficial as possible. Thinking of you- Jane Oldham