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!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's all good!

Just wanted to quickly post that all of my AVM friends had succesful treatments this past week.

Keith was home the same day and sent me an email (while still all drugged up!) which said that they did even more "fixing" than originally planned. I am so excited to see his new pics in a few weeks.

Cyndi & Camellia were at Swedish the same day, but schedules conflicted and they weren't able to meet up. Both had successful treatments.

Cyndi did have a little drama this time around...what can I say, we are all drama queens! Check out Cyndi's blog for her trip report.

Margie, Camellia's mom also posted on her site details about their trip. With the best news of the week that Dr Yakes found no additional AVM in Camellia's mandible and also confirmed that it had not spread to her tongue! Good news all around.

As for me, I'm still feeling really well. Have had a little pain under my cheek bone the last few days and noticed that it hurts to open my mouth very wide. But I'm sorta thinking it might be a sinus infection or just allergies with all the crazy wind and fall weather we've had this week. So I'm gonna go with that instead of it being AVM related!!! :)

1 comment:

The Mid-Cart Parentals said...

It has been unusually cool, huh? BTW, when are you coming to visit? Coloma can't be that far from you, can it?