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, September 5, 2008

Go away Scabbies!!!

I'm almost scab free!  The last of my bulky scab came off two days ago and I have just a thin little layer covering the left side of my lip.  Just a very little wound still hanging on.  It's actually been getting worse for the last few days.  Had a few very small bleeds in the past week as well.  But seriously small and easy to deal with.  Yikes!  I'm trying not to equate the tissue breakdown with the fact that I have just gone back to work...maybe it is just a coincidence?!?!?  I'm keeping an eye on it and will probably call Rhonda or Julie next week to get their opinion on it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking real good Shalon! Take it one day @ a time!

Cyndi Schuman