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, January 10, 2009

Back from Trip #11

Got home today, and I'm still very tired and finally some of the pain is kicking in :( But honestly, it is very insignificant compared to my pain level last trip. This trip is a peice of cake comparably!

I haven't updated my website yet, but did at least want to let everyone know I was ok, and also to share some pics from this trip. We were lucky enough to see Cyndi & Mark, Arie and her parents Jody & Denny, as well as Allison and her dad Brad. Unfortunately we didn't get pics with Allison & Brad, but they did bring me a moose chocolate lolli and some salmonberry jelly, courtesy of mom Jody who stayed in Alaska this trip.

We also got to see Stephanie, James, and the girls, as well as a few of Stephs friends who flew in from all over to celebrate her birthday. It was a great time.

I'll update again soon, as well as my website with the full trip report (including Josh's plane drama...seems he attracks the looney toons!)

Here are a few pics from the trip. As always, click on te slideshow to get to my Picasa page and a larger version of the slideshow!

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