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, May 2, 2009

AVM Awareness Walk

Hello everyone!

I know I haven't been a good blogger lately. Been busy with last minute items for the AVM Awareness Walk tomorrow in SF. And we are so excited!!!

So a quick note that I did update my website with info about trip #14. I do still need to upload pics of the trip and specially the cute matching sockies that Alison and I had!!! Soon.

We are in San Francisco now and in the room at Hotel Del Sol. Just got back from our Meet & Greet we had as a little pre-event before the big event tomorrow. It was really meant as a chance for all of the out of towners to meet up and get to know one another before we all walk together in the morning. And it was a great little event. So nice to be able to put a face to the names, shake hands, share some hugs!!! And Kim & Jaclyn brought me a little gift, a GREAT new Tshirt that totally captures my "Alcohol is the new Glue" blog theme. I love it! Thanks ladies. It's perfect and I can't wait to wear it.

We were lucky to have Sports Basement provide a meeting spot for us last minute since our previous plans to BBQ here at the hotel were sabotaged by the rainy weather! We also were fortunate to have Angela with TAAF help arrange this meet & greet and work with Lucca Deli to provide sandwiches for us. So a huge thanks to everyone for making this happen.

I have a slide show of just a few pictures posted on my Picasa page. Unfortunately I was so wrapped up in meeting all of my AVM friends, that I totally forgot about taking pictures until Carrie called and inadvertently reminded me! Thanks C!!!

The walk starts early tomorrow and I promise I will be a much better picture taker this time!!!


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