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!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Yikes! It's been so long...

I can't beleive I haven't updated my blog in three months! Shame on me. I'm a bad blogger :(

At least I have some GREAT news to share with this posting.

December was a busy month for Dr. Yakes and using the word "DONE!" I have no idea how many patients heard these wonderful words, but three of my AVM friends did! Congrats to Chris, Allison, and Camellia for reaching the end of their AVM journeys. Such a nice Christmas gift to know that they no longer have to make the trek to Colorado each month for embolizations. Follow up appointments just to check in, but hopefully this is the end of their treatment plan and they can just continue with healthy, happy, AVM free lives!!!

I've had three Denver trips since my last update and have managed to completely fail at all updates both here and on my website! October was a hard trip for me (spent my first overnight stay at Swedish) and I've just never been able to catch up since. Oh well, the best of intentions... I should have some down time right around the New Year and will get myself caught up then. Promise!

December has been a good month, starting with my mention (I'm destined for stardom) in a Chicago Tribune newspaper article by Nara Schoenberg about the trend of homemade hospital attire. You can read the article here. Pretty cool if I do say so myself! Had an easy Denver trip with Josh, and am now excited to see all the family this week to celebrate the holidays.

Last but not least...I'm almost ready to launch my new online business selling my "Glamour Gowns!" All very exciting stuff and I can't wait until it's ready. Here is a sneak peak at our logo!