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!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Pics of Keith!

Keith had his most recent surgery on Oct 6th. basically cosmetic and reconstructive, they were able to "fix" some areas that were not symetrical and have also reduced the scarring. Apparently Dr. Waner uses some type of laser treatment to help the scar blend in with the normal tissue.

Anyways, the results look wonderful. While Keith has some nerve damage that has cause him some issues with his eye, and also being able to smile... I think the difference in appearance is amazing. In some of the pictures, you can hardly tell that the AVM was ever there! What more could you ask for?!?!?!?

Here is a great picture of Keith after the latest surgery. To see his entire timeline, check out his pictures on my website.

1 comment:

Dulce said...

Keith looks amazing! It's great to know he went through it all - I'm almost there too - a bit more to go for me!
Cynthia Schuman