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, March 13, 2010

MIA for a good reason...promise!

I know I have been terrible at updating my blog and my website. But I've got a good excuse! All of my free time (the little that I have) has been used to get FEEL GOOD GOWNS up and running. And I am almost there! Really, just waiting on the last little item, my merchant acct to go live, and then we will be in business!!!

But I did actually update my website today...at least the picture pages! You can see all the updates here. And I hope to at least update my trip report with this latest trip, and then catch back up on the Oct-Feb trips.

March marked my 25th Denver embo, and my Silver Anniversary with the Swedish team. I can't say enough about everyone there. They are all so great from start to finish. From Sadie in the office who is such a help with scheduling, coordinating little gifts for my friends, and all of my other weird requests, to Kelly and Eric the Super PA's, all of the nursing staff both pre and post op who take such good care of me, to the Radiology kids and the Anesthesiology docs who are all ready to show off my cap creations, to of course the big guy himself...Dr. Yakes who was the recipient of a super cool flames cap this trip! I feel so well taken care of and loved. It's sometimes hard not to actually look forward to my trips to Denver...

So be on the lookout for an announcement for FEEL GOOD GOWNS soon. I can't wait to share this with everyone!