Hello my lovely AVMers!
It's been a while since I've posted an update. I've still been making my monthly trips to Denver and feel like we are on the right course. Everything is going well so I've just been plugging along, staying busy and trying to live life to the fullest.
January was the easiest trip yet. I had the early check in at 5:30 (which I love!) and met a very cute little girl Emma who was in for her first embo. She was happy and giggling pre-op which is such a change from the kids who are normally so scared and crying. That was a nice start for everyone that day. Her laughter brightened the mood for sure. And to top it off, I had my super cozy blanket that Camellia made for me. Cuddled up with that pre & post op! They let me keep it with me and just moved it out of the way during treatment. They love me! I think at this point I just may get special treatment
I had a great treatment. Easy-peasy! So much so that in post-op I seriously had to wonder for a moment if I actually had an embo But I did, lots of coils (29) and only 3 cc’s of alcohol this time. Totally not the norm for me, but it’s fine. My wonderful post-op nurse Rose was there to take care of me and then eventually boot me out for patients that needed actual “care” instead of just hanging out for the 4 hours due to the angio. Didn’t need any pain meds, and also because I was less swollen than normal, I got the much smaller steroid pack! Yay!
Been home for over a week, and no complaints at all. Still totally need to update my personal website and blog…I’m such a slacker! But I’m forgiven, right?