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!


Friday, August 22, 2008

Updated pics!

So Cyndi sent over the pictures she took of us from this week! I have to say again that she makes me feel like a wimp...but oh well, we all have varying degrees of this AVM and all face different challenges.

Here is a just one pic, but to see all the them, check out the slideshow on my website.
I'm also going to be adding some additional photos of Cyndi, and some of Keith once I get them all put together in a timeline slideshow!
Hope you all are enjoying my unlimited AVM posts!!!

1 comment:

The Mid-Cart Parentals said...

Shalon, you are an inspiration! I pray that your treatments continue to go as planned...I'll be "cheering" for you. Hugs always - Jenny